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Local Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club
The Seattle Police Department has apologized to a 69-year-old man who was arrested and jailed last year after an officer claimed he swung a golf club at her. However, dashcam video of the incident failed to substantiate the arresting officer's claims.



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Perry Shea, CEO of SCJ Alliance in Lacey, was so excited after the NFC Championship comeback that the first thing he did the following Monday was to order that Seahawks building lights be installed as soon as possible.


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National & World (New) Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes
Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
National & World After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy
For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.
National & World Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.


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Consumer Eggstractor: Does it work? Eggstractor: Does it work?
Peeling hard boiled eggs is no big deal, if you only have to peel one or two of them. But peeling a lot of boiled eggs can be a time-consuming hassle. Some of our egg-loving viewers are very curious about TV and internet ads for a product called the Eggstractor. It sells online for $14.99 plush shipping and handling. It seems the promoters are trying to scramble up some new business, because we tested this back in 2004 - and it doesn't appear much has changed.




Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.


Business 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000.


Offbeat Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.