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Local July storm brings heavy rain, lightning to Wash. state(New) July storm brings heavy rain, lightning to Wash. state
An "unseasonably strong" storm system is invading Washington state, increasing the risk of flash flooding and new wildfires in parts of Eastern Washington and bringing heavy rain to parts of Western Washington, the National Weather Service says.

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Local (New) July storm brings heavy rain, lightning to Wash. state
An "unseasonably strong" storm system is invading Washington state, increasing the risk of flash flooding and new wildfires in parts of Eastern Washington and bringing heavy rain to parts of Western Washington, the National Weather Service says.
Local DEA: Bellevue doctor helped pimp women for extra cash
A Bellevue doctor bringing in big money as an anesthesiologist is now suspected of working with his girlfriend to pimp women smuggled into the United States by sex traffickers.

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Offbeat Vandalism with a (cinnamon) twist? Vandalism with a (cinnamon) twist?(Video)
It's vandalsim with a twist. In this case maybe a cinnamon twist. Somebody's been pelting cars and smearing windows with sticky pastries in Hillsboro.

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National & World (New) Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands(Photo Gallery)
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

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Sports DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory
Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.
Sports Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2
Kyle Seager drove in two runs, Mike Zunino homered into the second deck at Safeco Field and Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the Seattle Mariners' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.
Sports Seahawks say what happened last season is history
Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that - history.

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Consumer Early look at Amazon's first smartphone Early look at Amazon's first smartphone
Amazon is getting ready to release its first smartphone named the Fire, this Friday July 25th. Consumer Reports put an early version to the test- to find out if it's worth considering a switch.
Healthworks FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.
Consumer Is there a link between anesthesia and dementia? Is there a link between anesthesia and dementia?
Some people, especially elderly folks, can have problems with their thinking following surgery. These cognition problems can last for weeks -- even months -- after the operation.

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Weather Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine Northwest wildfires take 'shine' out of Midwestern sunshine
The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.

Jonathan Yuhas, a meteorologist with KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, noted that skies over Minnesota have taken a "frosty haze" to them ever since the wildfires have erupted here in the Northwest.
Viewfinder Carlton Complex fire cuts through Pateros Carlton Complex fire cuts through Pateros(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The Carlton Complex fire cut right through the heart of Pateros late Thursday night. Residents had just minutes to grab what they could and evacuate as flames came over the hill.

Lindsay Cohen and I made drove into Pateros early Friday morning, as did many of those who had to flee the night before.

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Entertainment Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest(Photo Gallery)
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more.

Technology

Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
Technology After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Business

Business Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street
Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing search - would become profitable in 2016.
Business U.S. home sales increase 2.6 percent in June
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.
Business U.S. consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

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Offbeat California homeowners warned about brown lawns
Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.