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California ghost town sells for $1.4 million
Brent Underwood, who owns a hostel in Texas, bought the ghost town Cerro Gordo a little over a month after it hit the market.
How a woman swerved off a 200-foot cliff and survived 7 days trapped on a secluded beach
The 23-year-old from Oregon was driving through the Big Sur area on her way to Southern California when she swerved to avoid an animal.
Where do doves released at weddings go? They can live happily ever after.
The reality is that most white doves used in such releases are homing pigeons that quickly set about finding their way home.
Urgent care clinics are prescribing too many unnecessary antibiotics, study says
Nearly half of patients received an unneeded prescription — three times as often as how patients with the same illnesses are treated in traditional doctors’ offices, an analysis found.
Newly discovered crumbs come from the world’s oldest bread. It might have resembled a pita.
Bread baking might have predated agriculture by 4,000 years, according to a new study.
'Helsinki has frozen over': Late night blasts Trump-Putin summit
Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the rest of late night mocked Monday's Trump-Putin summit.
Trump: Putin was 'very, very strong'
President Donald Trump issued high praise of his Russian counterpart in an interview following his one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
News Daily: Customs Bill scrapes through and hosepipe ban
Your morning briefing for Tuesday 17 July 2018.
Trump caved spectacularly to Putin. Here's what might happen next
For as long as history remembers Donald Trump, it will be a day that will live in infamy.
Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments
The US president defended Russia over claims it interfered in the 2016 US election.
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Man injured in fire that destroys shed, car in Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle
The fire took place at the 1200 block at Northeast 77th street around 7 p.m. and was extinguished by 9 p.m.
Bellevue police officer faces assault, witness-tampering charges
Text messages written by Officer John Kivlin “indicate a desperation and possessiveness of the victim,” say charging papers, which detail a seven-month affair between the veteran cop and an Issaquah woman.
Rep. Adam Smith: Hard to see Trump’s summit conduct ‘as anything other than treason’
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, says President Trump's embrace of Russia President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies is further ground for impeachment.
What’s your unusual way of staying cool inside during Seattle heat waves? We want to know.
People in the Seattle area shun air conditioning in their homes, according to U.S. Census data. So how do we try to stay cool?
No abnormalities found in cougar that killed 1, injured 1
A Fish and Wildlife veterinarian said the exam produced no significant findings to indicate why the cougar killed one bicyclist and injured a second on May 19.
Progress reported in contract talks between Seattle and police officers’ union
Neither the city nor the police officers' union is allowed to discuss the confidential talks, which come as Mayor Jenny Durkan nears the selection of Seattle's next police chief.
‘Deadliest Catch’ co-star Edgar Hansen pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl
Edgar Hansen, co-star of “The Deadliest Catch ” reality show, received a 364-day suspended jail sentence, was ordered to pay court fines and fees of $1,653 and must undergo a sexual-deviancy evaluation and treatment, court records show.
Republican Dino Rossi passes $2.8 million, Kim Schrier leads Democrats in race for Reichert’s seat
The district — which includes parts of east King and Pierce counties and crosses the Cascade Mountains to Kittitas and Chelan counties — is considered one of the two dozen or so that will determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2018 midterms.
Washington state Senate panel approves new office to investigate harassment complaints
A Washington state Senate task force is recommending hiring a human-resources officer to receive and investigate complaints of harassment or inappropriate behavior for that legislative chamber. The proposal comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Ballard homeowner shoots intruder; police find suspect in hospital minutes later
A 35-year-old man was dropped off at Swedish Medical Center/Ballard early Sunday with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police have linked him to a reported break-in nearby.
'Holy Grail' Mickey Mantle card goes on display
The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.
Thomas seeks extension or trade from Seahawks
Safety Earl Thomas posted a message to the Seahawks on Instagram that suggested the team should trade him if it won't offer an extension.
Benched! Foul ball made its mark on me at 1969 All-Star Game
The 1969 All-Star Game in Washington was full of treasures for an 11-year-old baseball fan who had never seen a National League player in person
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model breastfed daughter while on the runway
Mara Martin hit the runway for the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swim Search show Sunday night — all while breastfeeding her five-month-old daughter, Aria.
Justin Verlander wants baseball to dump the designated hitter
In a time when offense is down to historic levels, Justin Verlander says it’s ludicrous to have two sets of rules.
All-Star Game could be the last time Manny Machado wears an Orioles uniform
An All-Star for the fourth time in his career, Machado could be playing for a new team by the team the season resumes later this week.
Astros are baseball's most dominant force — and they're having more fun than you
The defending World Series champions continue to have fun while boasting talent to remain a powerhouse for years to come.
The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar
France wins the men's World Cup. Now France hosts a World Cup.
Booing Bryce Harper? Sean Doolittle mistakes Nationals fans' cheers during Home Run Derby
Sean Doolittle thought Washington Nationals fans were heckling Bryce Harper during his Home Run Derby win. Instead, the Nationals Park patrons were cheering for their favorite bearded lefty closer.
'He flipped a switch': Bryce Harper rallies for emotional Home Run Derby win on home field
With his father Ron on the mound pitching to him, Bryce Harper showed a flair for the dramatic that felt like something out of a backyard game.
Roche nabs trial win for investigational anti-viral flu drug
Roche said on Tuesday its investigational drug baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications from flu, a boost to the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to win approval for the single-dose, oral anti-viral medicine.
Judge rules for Trump administration in suit over family-planning program shift
A federal judge ruled on Monday against birth control organizations that sought to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.
mind: Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny
Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced. Even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true.
Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court
A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations.
In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It Could Be Awhile.
Legal pot was a central campaign promise for Gov. Philip D. Murphy, and dispensaries are getting ready. But the Legislature is taking its time.
Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery
Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.
Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors
(Reuters Health) - Young women with unhealthy levels of fats in their blood may have higher odds of having just one child, or no children at all, a recent study suggests.
Parents warned over 'toxic' slime
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.
Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'
An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.
Fast-growing e-cigarette maker Juul to launch in UK
Silicon Valley e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs is bringing its small flash drive-sized vaping device to the United Kingdom this week, aiming to reproduce its break-neck U.S. growth overseas.
'007' code helps stop Spectre exploits before they exist
Singaporeans boffins offer Spectre-protector as Fortinet ponders Android inoculation Black hats haven't yet found a way to mass-exploit the Spectre vulnerability – but mitigations are already arriving.…
Trump-Putin press conference gets a roasting from late show hosts
President Donald Trump's rather disturbing joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was always going to be skewered by late-night hosts. And they did not disappoint. SEE ALSO: 5 most ridiculous moments from that disturbing Trump-Putin press conference Following the presidents'...
We could find the next Vincent van Gogh... in a bot - CNET
Robots are now pitted against each other in fine art.
Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down
Malaysia plant faces axe in 2019 while biz powers up more flash drive assembly lines Western Digital will close its hard disk drive factory in Petaling Jaya, near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, blaming lack of demand for the gear.…
Online learning platform Unacademy gets $21M Series C from Sequoia India, SAIF and Nexus
Bangalore-based Unacademy will add more educators to its online learning platform, which claims to be India’s largest, after closing a $21 million Series C. The funding comes from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners and Nexus Venture Partners, with participation from Blume Ventures (all four firms are r...
Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Smart home and networking - CNET
Today's a good day to connect your home. Check out our favorite Prime Day deals on all kinds of smart gadgets from smart speakers to smart lighting to Wi-Fi systems and more.
Rugrats will return to our screens by the end of this decade - CNET
So excited to meet my childhood friends again.
Cisco's made DNA Center open enough to out-run Amazon
Switchzilla's kit is programmable now, so anything Bezos does it army of developers can replicate As we reported yesterday, the idea that Amazon might make its own switches into some kind of a captive gateway between on-premises data centres and the AWS cloud sent shivers through investors in tra...
ClassPass is headed to Asia via an imminent launch in Singapore
U.S fitness startup ClassPass is headed to Asia after it announced plans to go live in Singapore, its first city in the continent. Four-year-old ClassPass allows its users to book fitness classes and packages across a multitude of gyms. The company claims to work with more than 10,000 fitness par...
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