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  • Is it worth it to sign up for meal kit delivery?

    We all know that cooking meals at home can save you money, and more often than not, it’s better for your health.  But not everyone has the time – or the skills – for all the shopping and chopping required to create a homemade meal. That’s where meal prep delivery programs like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron come in.  You sign up on the service’s website and order dishes that you would like to try during the week.  On delivery […]

  • US leaving UNESCO

    The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over concerns about rising debts and what the State Department calls a “continuing anti-Israel bias.”   UNESCO is dedicated to protecting World Heritage sites, boosting education, and protecting freedom of expression around the globe.  Recently, UNESCO has been particularly active in working to defend World Heritage sites in Syria, damaged or destroyed by terrorists and Syria’s ongoing civil war. The State Department released a statement saying […]

  • On-campus sex assault investigation guidelines scrapped

    The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault, because they “ignored notice and comment requirements, created a system that lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness.” “This interim guidance will help schools as […]

  • Camano Island-based company recalls smoked meats

    German Sausage Haus, based on Camano Island, is recalling 1,252 pounds of smoked meat products because there is a risk of food poisoning. The USDA reports the meat should not be eaten, because there is a risk that it is contaminated with staphylococcal enterotoxin, which can cause serious illness. The products are partially cooked, and sold in frozen food sections of stores all across Washington.   Vacuum packed (1 each) “GERMAN SAUSAGE HAUS Smoked Bacon” with package code “72301” and […]

  • Medical examiner says suspect shot by police in Fife actually committed suicide

    FIFE, Wash. — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said a man shot by police in a parking lot in Fife after a high-speed chase actually shot and killed himself early Friday morning. Des Moines police officers called out to a possible case of domestic violence early Friday morning ended up in a high speed chase, following a man who took off on a motorcycle when officers arrived. The officers chased him all the way to a parking lot just […]

  • Government sued over electronics searches

    The U.S. government is being sued over its practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border and in airports. Two advocacy groups say the searches are unconstitutional because modern electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to get warrants for searches and seizures, but courts have made an exception at the border because of the government’s need to enforce immigration and customs laws and protect national security. The Electronic […]

  • Deadly crash on SR-512 in Parkland

    A semi truck driver headed eastbound on SR-512 pulled into a gore point hours before dawn Wednesday morning, planning to update his GPS. As he sat in the space between SR-512 and the SR-7 exit, WSP investigators say another car slammed into the back of the truck, never slowing down. The second driver died before she could be rushed to the hospital. #Q13FOX Fatal accident on EB Hwy 512 in Parkland. Drivers expect delays. @wastatepatrol & @wsdot are working on […]

  • UPDATE: Police find missing 4-year-old Edmond girl thought to be in danger

    Police have found a four-year-old Edmond girl and her mother who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say both the child and mother are fine. Details are expected out later today. 

  • Glitter-filled iPhone cases recalled

    Tens of thousands of glitter-filled iPhone cases are being recalled because if they crack, the liquid inside can cause chemical burns.  A Chinese company called MixBin sold the cases to retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Victoria’s Secret. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says they have already gotten 24 reports of the cases leaking and causing burns, and one person even reported permanent scarring from the burns. If you have one of the cases, you should take it […]

  • Dark web marketplace shut down

    The Trump administration just announced a dark net shutdown that investigators call “the largest dark-market web place takedown in world history.” The dark web, or dark net, is part of the internet only accessible using special software, servers, and authorizations.  Because of the secrecy, and its anonymous nature, the dark web is often used for criminal activity ranging from human trafficking and child pornography to illegal drug, forged document, and weapon sales.  The FBI says they have seized and shut […]