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Local (New) Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
Local (New) WSU grizzly smarter than the average bear
It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind study at the Washington State University Bear Research Education and Conservation Center.

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National & World (New) 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide
Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

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Sports Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies
Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Sports Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too
Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
Sports Malcolm Smith back to practice for Seahawks
Malcolm Smith tracked the eyes of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and leapt into the air, snagging the football with one hand for an interception before racing 60 yards in the opposite direction for a touchdown.
Sports Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House (Photo Gallery)
After multiple appeals, the Mercer Island City council approved a plan in July that will tear down the five acre Mercer Island Coval House to make way for sixteen other homes to be built on the property. The MI 84th Limited Partnership bought the property for $7 million from Myer and Barbara Coval last year.

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Consumer Best local dry cleaners Best local dry cleaners (Video)
Researchers at checkbook.org want to help you find the best dry cleaners. They asked thousands of local customers to weigh in, and got feedback on nearly 150 dry cleaners throughout the Puget Sound area. The research turned up several notable trends.

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Entertainment Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."

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Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.
Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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Business (New) Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement with US
Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Business (New) Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers
Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.
Business (New) Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Business (New) Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades
Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks

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Offbeat Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.
Offbeat Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai
A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub.
Offbeat Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s
In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.