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National & World UN experts call for prosecution over CIA torture
All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday.

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YouNews 103 years old today 103 years old today
Sherry Smith visits grandma in Portland, grandma is 103 today and still puts on her finest clothes to have lunch at the Yacht Club!

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Local E. Wash. pot grower has trouble giving away $14,000
An Eastern Washington marijuana grower who made $600,000 in the first recreational pot auction in Washington planned to donate some of the proceeds, but he's having trouble giving money away.
Local Prosecutors: Woman planned to throw son off Yaquina Bay Bridge (Video)
Prosecutors told a judge that 34-year-old Jillian McCabe searched Google for the terms “guilty but insane” and “not guilty by reason of insanity” before she threw her 6-year-old son, London, off the bridge the night of Nov. 3.

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National & World (New) South African judge approves Pistorius appeal
Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can appeal against the double-amputee Olympian's conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

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Sports Huskies knock off No. 13 San Diego State 49-36
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points, and Washington held No. 13 San Diego State to a school record for fewest points in the Huskies' 49-36 win on Sunday.

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Home Olympia's newest homeless shelter Olympia's newest homeless shelter (Video)
It took dozens of mattresses, twin sheets and blankets to open Olympia's newest homeless shelter - not to mention a church that's willing to offer up the space. And now, KOMO 4 Problem Solver Elisa Jaffe learned that the shelter needs more than beds to help the homeless.

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Technology Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues (New) Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues
Blue Coat says the malware — nicknamed "Inception" after the complex dream heist movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio — has been attacking mainly Russian or Eastern European targets in the fields of diplomacy, energy and finance.

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Weather From a 'Whack-a-Mole' weather forecast to a perfect bulls eye From a 'Whack-a-Mole' weather forecast to a perfect bulls eye
If you never needed a reason why meteorologists always talk about forecast model consistency, this example will help clarify.

With a potential windstorm upon us on Thursday, forecasters have been poring over models to get an idea of what's going to happen. When models change from run-to-run, it knocks down confidence as it signals the computers aren't quite sure what's going on. But when they stay the course, it gives us more confidence in the forecast.

Entertainment

Entertainment Joaquin Phoenix's 'engagement' just a joke
Chalk up another oddball appearance with David Letterman for actor Joaquin Phoenix, who announced his "engagement" on the CBS late-night host's talk show only to say hours later on Tuesday that it was a joke.

Technology

Technology Apple trial continues, without a plaintiff for now
In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.
Technology Mobile apps still collect information on kids
A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile consumers hasn't stopped app developers from collecting vast amounts of data, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice.
Technology Amazon selling its own diapers, baby wipes
Amazon is launching its own line of diapers and baby wipes exclusively for its Prime members to get more shoppers to sign up for the $99 annual program.

Business

Business (New) McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients
McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food.
Business (New) Report: U.S. companies seek secret tax deals in Luxembourg
A group of international journalists says leaked confidential documents show The Walt Disney Co., Koch Industries and other companies created a tangle of subsidiaries in Luxembourg that may have helped them slash the taxes they pay in the U.S. and Europe.
Business (New) Iran: Fall in global oil prices is 'treachery'
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an apparent reference to regional rival Saudi Arabia, which opposed production cuts.

Offbeat

Offbeat Science proves high heels do have power over men
The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics.