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Local (New) Cops crack down on illegal crab trade (Photo Gallery)
Newly-released video shows buyers who knowingly purchase crab caught outside the quota, and tubs with crabs that are undersized juveniles and females. Local fishermen worry the illegal catching and buying of crab in the Puget Sound is threatening the current crab population.
Local Officials plead: No more donations for wildfire victims
Officials in north-central Washington are thankful for the donations that poured into the area after the largest wildfire in the state's history. But they're now pleading with the public to stop donating goods and asking them to donate money instead.

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YouNews Meteor Trail & M15 Meteor Trail & M15
Imaged a meteor trail during some calibration runs as it past the field of view of M15 Tuesday night around 11pm.
This single 4 minute exposure was taken with a 6-inch refractor (Meade AR6) and a Nikon D3000 at prime focus.

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National & World (New) Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
National & World Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

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Sports Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians 5-2
Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Sports Right tackle remains unsettled for Seahawks
When the Seattle Seahawks lost their starting right tackle in free agency during the offseason, the contingency plan seemed straightforward.
Sports ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

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Technology Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen' Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

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Weather Why you don't see Eastern Wash. wildfire plumes until the afternoon (New) Why you don't see Eastern Wash. wildfire plumes until the afternoon (Photo Gallery)
Local social media posts have been perking up each afternoon noting tall plumes of clouds over the Cascades. What you're seeing are smoke and the "pyrocumulus" clouds created by the wildfires burning in Eastern Washington. The heat from the fires is its own engine for creating rising air that cools and condenses into clouds.

But why don't we normally see those clouds over here until the afternoon?

Entertainment

Entertainment Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation case
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.
Entertainment 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop
he long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

Technology

Technology Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Technology Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.
Technology FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.

Business

Business Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.

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Offbeat Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar
A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.