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Wildfire evacuations ordered in Okanogan County

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:30
A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop has prompted  evacuations in Okanogan County.

Crime Scene: They Went Thataway: A Good (if Fruitless) Clue for a Chase on Fifth Avenue

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:30
Three robbers hit a familiar target, making off with cellphones and $9,000 in cash.

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:25

One of the two girls accused of stabbing another girl is led back into the courtroom after a recess at Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Mich, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. One of two 12-year-old girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.


TS Bertha dumps heavy rain in eastern Caribbean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:23

45 p.m. EDT shows a mass of clouds associated with Tropical Storm Bertha near the Lesser Antilles with most of the clouds and rain displayed to the east of the storm center. Clouds are prevalent over the Bahamas with some scattered rain and thunderstorms. Scattered storms are occurring over isolated portions of Hispaniola and Cuba. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands.


U.S. struggles in Middle East, with fewer allies and less influence

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:23
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S failure to secure a firm ceasefire in the Gaza Strip despite two weeks of intense diplomacy reflects new regional dynamics in which the world's most powerful actor has diminished influence and fewer allies.     When Secretary of State John Kerry left Washington on July 21 on a mission to try to halt the latest Israeli-Palestinian war, more than ...

Unlocking cellphones is now legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:22
It is legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired. Wireless providers have said digital locks on cellphones protect their business model.

2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:17

2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospitalTwo American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.


Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith talks about the return of Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:16
Here's some of what Seattle running backs coach Sherman Smith had to say to the media today about the return of Marshawn Lynch:
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Luhr's Landing boat launch in South Sound closed Aug. 4-8

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:16
The Luhr’s Landing water-access site near Olympia west of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in southern Puget Sound will be closed Aug. 4-8 for repairs at the entrance to the boat ramp facility.

Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith talks about the return of Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:16
Here's some of what Seattle running backs coach Sherman Smith had to say to the media today about the return of Marshawn Lynch:

North Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:10
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case.

Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:08
On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado
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More Rejoin Labor Force; Jobless Rate Up to 6.2%

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:01
The government said 209,000 jobs were created in July, while economists had expected about 230,000. The unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent.






California prisons change mental health treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 07:59
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.

Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 07:51
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.