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National & World U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.

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National & World (New) U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq (Photo Gallery)
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S. and Western interests.

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YouNews Autocomplete miscue Autocomplete miscue
Sitting on southbound 405 in Bothell this morning, the traffic information board displayed this message. Obviously the autocomplete function was on and no one proof read the message.

Pretty funny though...

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National & World U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (New) U.S.: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January (Photo Gallery)
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.
National & World (New) UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
National & World Amnesty International blasts China's torture tool industry
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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Sports Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4 Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4
Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night.
Sports UW's Williams is happy with wins, but expects more
Kasen Williams walked out of the locker room with a smile on his face. After catching his first touchdown of the season, the receiver was content knowing his contribution helped Washington rally past Georgia State.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here First ever Seattle Sweet Week starts Thursday (New) First ever Seattle Sweet Week starts Thursday
I know, I know - we just posted about Burger Week at Red Cow. What can we say? We live in a world where anyone can proclaim any day or week whatever they want (last week was National Talk Like A Pirate Day - seriously). But we will never complain if it's celebrating things like sweets and burgers.

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Consumer Not-so-natural cosmetics Not-so-natural cosmetics (Video)
Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled "natural" have soared recently. But "natural" on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation by Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine, which found many body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and chemicals that release formaldehyde. Prolonged use of these ingredients may pose an increased risk of cancer or other health issues.

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Weather So how best to celebrate autumn? In (corny) song! So how best to celebrate autumn? In (corny) song!
Now, I've learned over the years there is a fairly even split here between those who love the days on end of 80 degrees, and those who much prefer 60s and cloudy. Now that the sun fans have had their tune, it's time for those who are eager to do so to celebrate autumn.

With that, I present this melody to hum today, sung to the tune of Olaf's "In Summer" song from the movie Frozen. (If you have don't have kids, and/or don't know the melody -- which if you do have kids it's likely impossible not to have heard this song, here is the original, and you're welcome for getting this stuck in your head for the next week :)
Weather Seattle finishes up 2nd hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac Seattle finishes up 2nd hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac
The rains this morning were an emphatic end to what will go down as the second-hottest summer on record at Sea-Tac Airport, which has data going back to 1945.

The average high temperature from June 21 through September 21 this year was 79.3 degrees, falling just behind 1967's 79.5 degree average (and just ahead of 3rd place. Guess what summer that was? Last year! 2013 averaged 78.6 degrees)

Our toasty numbers this year make sense when you consider 40 of the 92 days of our summer were warmer than 80 degrees -- meaning nearly half our summer was spent over 80 degrees! And 21 of those days were 85 degrees or warmer with five days at 90 or hotter.

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Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.

Business

Business Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for millions of people in Asia, where the wealth gap is growing in many of the most densely populated cities in human history.
Business Central Bank chief: Euro recovery losing momentum
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum."

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Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.