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  • Wife pleads for answers — and closure — from night her husband died in crash

    LAKEWOOD — Amber Hettinger says she can’t rest until she knows what happened the night her husband was killed — and she won’t stop until her family has some kind of closure. Tacoma police say her husband, Logan — a 21-year-old JBLM soldier — was killed when he lost control of his Ford Mustang on the night of Aug. 21. Witnesses told police they saw the Mustang and an unidentified white car racing down Hosmer Street before the Mustang lost […]

  • Baby orca L120 with its mother L120  this summer. (Photo credit: Carrie Sapp)

    Newborn orca is missing and presumed dead, research center says

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — The Center for Whale Research said Monday night it has confirmed that baby orca L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, is missing and presumed dead. The baby was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the center said. Ken Balcomb of the Center for […]

  • Lightning in Lake Stevens Monday night. (Photo:  Viewer Kari Zapata.)

    Lightning, heavy thunderstorms move through North Sound areas

    EVERETT — Thunderstorms and lightning rolled through the north Puget Sound area Monday night, knocking out power to some. Lightning and downpours were reported in Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Arlington. A Facebook user said, “I literally watched it (the lightning) blow up a transformer in Marysville. No power here. Pud has no idea when it will be back on. 1400 with no power.” No injuries were reported, and there were no initial reports of downed trees. More thunderstorms are […]

  • Rico Omarr Harris, 37, of Alhambra, Calif., was driving to Seattle when he disappeared. (Photo: Yolo County, Calif., Sheriff's Office)

    Former Harlem Globetrotter disppears while driving from California to Seattle, police say

    WOODLAND, Calif. — Authorities have asked for the public’s help in finding Rico Omarr Harris, 37, of Alhambra, Calif., who disappeared while driving to Seattle to visit his girlfriend. Harris was a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters from Alhambra, according to the Globetrotters’ roster. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a deputy discovered a black Nissan sedan in a park off State Route 16 near Rumsey, Calif., on Oct. 13. No one was found […]

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    WATCH: Adorable video of baby rhino trying to imitate its dancing lamb friend

    ‘Gertjie’ the rhino, who became an orphan when poachers killed her mother, and ‘Lammie’ the lamb have become fast friends at a rescue facility. And watch how Gertjie tries to imitate the dancing gait of its much-lighter buddy.  

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta attends the official opening of The Costume Institutes new Anna Wintour Costume Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    (CNN) — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues said Monday. He was 82. Throughout his illustrious career, de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and some of the world’s most famous brides. His creations regularly graced red carpets and his name is one of the best known both in and outside of the industry. He enjoyed more than five decades in the spotlight — putting high society in […]

  • Pete Carroll on loss to Rams, officials’ calls, trick plays, injuries … and, of course, Harvin

    RENTON — At his Monday news conference, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked about the disappointment of their loss to St. Louis, about the Rams’ trick plays that caught the Hawks off-guard and about Seahawks injuries. He also was asked again about the trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets and if the fallout of that decision affected the Seahawks in Sunday’s game. Asked why Harvin didn’t want to go back into the Dallas game two weeks […]

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    WR Percy Harvin to Jets media, fans: ‘Judge me off of what you see’

    NEW YORK — Wide receiver Percy Harvin, traded by the Seattle Seahawks to the New York Jets on Friday, said Monday that he plans to “make the most of this opportunity” and not to judge him on what has been said about him in the past. Reports surfaced after the surprising trade was announced Friday that Harvin had anger management issues and that he gave fellow WR Golden Tate a black eye before the Super Bowl.  He also reportedly refused […]

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    CDC updates Ebola guidelines: Health care workers should have no exposed skin

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers. “Any infection is unacceptable,” CDC Director Tom Frieden told reporters. He stressed the importance of more training and supervision, and said that no skin should be exposed when workers are wearing personal protective equipment. The changes come the same day the 21-day monitoring period ended for around […]