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Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.

Your Photos

YouNews Sunspot AR2192 (New) Sunspot AR2192
Took these images of sunspot AR2192 Sunday using a Meade 6 inch refractor, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter (type 2) and an
imaging source video camera DFK21AU04.AS. The other images
were taken with a Nikon D3000 and various filters.


Local & Regional

Local (New) Dept. of Energy's report on Hanford whistleblower is inconclusive
The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed.

Around the World


Sports Sounders rally for 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy Sounders rally for 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy
Clint Dempsey and Federal Way's Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy on Sunday night.
Sports Report: Seahawks tried to deal Harvin to Broncos
Seattle Seahawks general manger John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll apparently wanted more - much more - in return for wide receiver Percy Harvin than the conditional draft pick they received from the New York Jets on Friday.
Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.
Sports Huskies drop 11th straight to Ducks
It wasn't so much that Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 games. The Huskies say it was the way they lost this time to the rival Ducks that was most frustrating.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 5 foods the West Coast is just better at (New) 5 foods the West Coast is just better at (Photo Gallery)
Last week, I talked about the five foods the East Coast is just better at, so now it’s time for the West Coast to shine. While there is a lot of great seafood out here on the West Coast like mussels, salmon, halibut, and more - I decided to mostly focus on what I think we truly do best: Asian food.

Top Video

Home Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west Hawaii hit by winds, rain as Ana veers west (Video)
Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car
It's fun to take the dog for a ride, but just like any other passenger, you need to worry about their safety.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com, says letting your dog put his head out the window is not a good idea.
Healthworks New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.


Weather Potpourri blog: Cool weather maps, videos, and how not to get a 'Tomato Warning' Potpourri blog: Cool weather maps, videos, and how not to get a 'Tomato Warning'
To kick off the...middle of October week? -- I've got a bit of grab bag weather geek stuff for the blog that's been sitting in my inbox waiting for the light of day, so here goes...

First up, this neat interactive site that lets you compare weather across the nation. For those of you who liked this worldwide rainfall comparison tool I posted last month, this site is for you, courtesy Kristian Nielsen:



Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.


Business (New) Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong U.S. hiring
U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.
Business (New) China's growth likely to slow, research group says
China's economic growth will decelerate to 4 percent a year between 2020 to 2025 - well below widespread expectations of steady 7 percent to 8 percent growth over the next decade, a business research group predicted.