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Vegan ice cream? It will change your life

57 min 3 sec ago
Vegan ice cream is beautifully creamy and smooth, managing to be light and luscious without any grainy or icy bits, even after a few days in the freezer.
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Seattle-area home prices hit wall in May

1 hour 9 min ago
The average price of existing single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties was the same in May as in April, after seasonal fluctuations are taken into account, according to the S&P/Case Shiller index.
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US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

1 hour 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence fell to 90.9 in July from a revised 99.8 in June. That’s the lowest […]
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NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

1 hour 18 min ago
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after the elaborately staged June […]
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SBA loans to resume after Congress raises lending limit

1 hour 28 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses will soon be able to get loans approved again by the federal government. The House has passed and sent to President Barack Obama a bill raising the lending authority for the Small Business Administration’s biggest loan program, known as the 7(a) program. Loan approvals went on hold Thursday when […]
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Global markets stabilize; US indexes open higher on earnings

1 hour 39 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early trading Tuesday following five straight losses. The market was helped by positive results out of UPS, Ford and other big companies and some stabilization in foreign markets, particularly China. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,475 […]
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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

1 hour 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. The three-month bill was filed late Monday by leading House Republicans after the House and Senate clashed on dueling versions of must-pass transportation legislation. House leadership was […]
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

1 hour 57 min ago
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country’s 2011 civil war. It is unlikely, however, that the sentence against Seif al-Islam Gadhafi will be carried out anytime soon, as a militia […]
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Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

1 hour 57 min ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said. Neal Falls, of Springfield, Oregon, was carrying axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed July 18, and authorities said Monday he had been […]
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ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

1 hour 57 min ago
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one […]
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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

1 hour 57 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, “a […]
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Union raffling gun to benefit officer who shot unarmed man

1 hour 57 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s police union is raffling off a pistol and other items to benefit an officer who has been on restricted duty since he fatally shot an unarmed burglary suspect in March. The fundraiser is being held Aug. 8 for Alan Buford. He’s been on desk duty since March 19 and is barred […]
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Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

1 hour 57 min ago
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said. The amount of THC, one of the active components of marijuana, in Bland’s […]
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Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

1 hour 57 min ago
TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 percent from the same period the […]
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3 men charged with murder of teens in firebombing

1 hour 57 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three fugitives have been arrested and charged in connection with a firebombing that killed three teenagers at a tire shop in April. Prosecutors announced Monday that 20-year-old German Monrreal, 20-year-old Estevan Castillo and 19-year-old Mario Godina were arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles on Sunday. They’re being held without […]
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Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: Training to fight IS

1 hour 57 min ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. This is summer camp in Iraq, set up by the country’s largest paramilitary force after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric issued an edict calling […]
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British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine-and-sex sting

1 hour 57 min ago
LONDON (AP) — A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament quit Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary officials he was “terminating my membership of the […]
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Washington State Patrol considers larger academy class size

2 hours 51 min ago
The Washington State Patrol is considering an increase in class sizes at the academy in Shelton to combat a shortage of troopers.
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Charges pending in double-fatal crash near Toppenish

2 hours 56 min ago
Depending on blood test results, Washington State Patrol says the Wapato driver involved in a fatal crash near Toppenish could face criminal charges.
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Rant & Rave: No marijuana in public spaces

3 hours 3 sec ago
Readers rave about concert no-cannabis policy, rant about Lake City shooter
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