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Local Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns
Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

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National & World Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader announced that an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
National & World Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.


Sports No. 3 Gonzaga eases past Pacific 91-60 (New) No. 3 Gonzaga eases past Pacific 91-60
Przemek Karnowski and Kentridge High School product Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Pacific 91-60 on Saturday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 36 games.
Sports Seahawks tattoos: Fans show loyalty with permanent ink (Video)
In 90 minutes, Jason Estep can take off this embarrassing Green Bay Packers bandage. He frowns when he raises his left arm to show a visitor in Lake Forest Park's 522 Tattoo as his tattoo artist Erika Jones, the green-and-yellow clad culprit behind the joke, laughs deviously at her handy work.
Sports Former Coug Thompson breaks record with 37-point quarter
The sellout crowd chanted Klay Thompson's name. Both benches stood, equally stunned at what was taking place. Thompson's teammates continued to get him the ball — and he just kept shooting.
Sports Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Outtakes from #KOMO4HawkFlock (Photo Gallery)
Our sister station KOMO News has sent a team of reporters and photographers down to the Super Bowl via RV on what is turning into an EPIC bros road trip = the #KOMO4HawkFlock. Our photographer Josh Lewis is one of the five men in that RV; here are some outtakes he's snapped on their first day of travel.

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Consumer The right ways to pick up your cat The right ways to pick up your cat
You really need to think about how you pick up your cat. That is, unless you happen to like getting scratched.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetsreet.com, says every cat wants to feel safe and supported.



Entertainment Rogen responds to outrage over 'American Sniper' comments
Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.



Business McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets.
Business UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook
The huge cost of ensuring timely deliveries cost UPS during the holidays and the shipping company cut its outlook for the year. Its shares plunged almost 10 percent in morning trading Friday.