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Sports Chargers upset Seahawks 30-21 in San Diego Chargers upset Seahawks 30-21 in San Diego (Photo Gallery)
Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.

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Sports Chargers upset Seahawks 30-21 in San Diego (Photo Gallery)
Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.
Local Hikers try to improve Pacific Crest Trail app
Created by David Lippke and Cooper together in early 2012, the Halfmile PCT app serves as a companion to Cooper's famous Halfmile PCT printed maps - Cooper's nickname is Halfmile - and aids navigation on the PCT.

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YouNews Mt Baker at Sunrise Mt Baker at Sunrise
While attempting to view the Aurora Borealis at several locations without success we took these at sunrise just above the Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead, Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

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Local Wealth gap report paints grim picture for Oregon
A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code.

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National & World Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.

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Sports Lester pitches Athletics past Mariners 4-0 Lester pitches Athletics past Mariners 4-0
Bellarmine Prep product Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.
Sports Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding (Photo Gallery)
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
Sports Rodney walks in winning run, M's fall to A's in 10
Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S. Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S.
Women’s Health and Yelp compiled the first annual Social Cities Awards based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine 20 social metropolises on the rise in the United States. There were four categories winners placed in: Fitness Cities, Nightlife Cities, Cities for Foodies and Cities for Art and Culture. Can you guess which category we won in?

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Home KOMO Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' KOMO Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' (Video)
Watch the town hall discussion KOMO-TV aired Sept. 12 from 8-9:30 p.m. that gave supporters and opponents of initiatives 591 and 594 the opportunity to debate their stances and answer questions posed by audience members, online viewers, radio listeners and submitted by email.

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Technology France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.
Consumer Disaster plans should include your pets Disaster plans should include your pets
It's National Preparedness Month.

Every September we're reminded to have a plan and preparations in place for an emergency. You never can tell when you might be forced to leave your home in a hurry because of a flood, fire or earthquake.
Technology Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

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Entertainment Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV
Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as "beyond frustrating."

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Technology Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results.

Business

Business Trustee objects to parts of proposed Revel deal
The proposed auction date for the Revel Casino Hotel is too soon and a $3 million breakup fee that would go to a Florida developer if he's outbid for the recently shuttered site is inappropriate, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee said.
Business Slow Money invests in small food enterprises
Consumers who want to support local food and farms aren't limited anymore to buying locally produced veggies, meats and cheeses. They can make direct investments big or small into local food businesses through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers.
Business Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation
Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Business Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks
In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.

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Offbeat Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels'
A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary - and lethal - 8-inch dagger stiletto.