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Consumer Consumer Reports: How safe is your hospital? (Video)
We trust hospitals to help make us well. What we don't expect is to get sick in a hospital, but every year about 648,000 hospital patients develop infections during their stay and about 75,000 die.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Cat found alive aboard sunken boat Cat found alive aboard sunken boat
A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.

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YouNews Up! Up! And away! Up! Up! And away!
When I saw this dramatic cloud to the north, it reminded me of smoke, rising in billows until it hits the jet stream, then it's pulled hundreds of miles east. I had to capture it quickly. Within minutes the effect had faded.

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National & World US official: Debris in photo from Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777 US official: Debris in photo from Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777
A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.
National & World (New) Reports: Man convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged
Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea, several newspapers and TV stations reported. There was no immediate official word.

Sports

Sports Tom Brady vows to fight on, denies 'deflategate' accusations
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension on Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP.
Sports Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4
Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Sports Contracts hanging over Seahawks more than Super Bowl loss
The events of the closing seconds in the Super Bowl became a secondary story line for the Seahawks this offseason, replaced by the ongoing questions about quarterback Russell Wilson's long-term future in Seattle.

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Your Life, Your Style

Microsoft Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
With Windows 10, everyone gets along. There are still separate desktop and tablet modes, but you largely stick with one or the other depending on whether you have a keyboard.
Consumer Consumers test devices that promise to block robocalls Consumers test devices that promise to block robocalls
Robocalls are a nuisance. Even the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has said, "Telephone companies can and in fact should offer consumers robocall-blocking tools." But Consumer Reports knows that many people don't want to wait, so it asked volunteers to try out four devices that are supposed to limit the number of robocalls that get through.
Technology Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

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Weather Seattle was oh-so-close to having an officially wet July Seattle was oh-so-close to having an officially wet July
The skies opened up, the rains poured down, and Seattle obliterated a record for wettest July 26th on record with nearly an inch of rain in a few hours!

Were you actually in Seattle Sunday and are wondering, "what's Scott typing about? It rained for a few minutes, but record?!?" you're not alone.

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Technology

Technology Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Technology Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
Technology Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

Business

Business Average U.S. vehicle age hits record 11½ years
The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.

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