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  • Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane (Photo: gonzaga.edu)

    Spokane’s Catholic bishop to be named new archbishop of Chicago

    (CNN) — After 17 years as Chicago’s archbishop, the ailing Cardinal Francis George welcomed his pending retirement Saturday with praise for his successor — and words of relief. The Vatican on Saturday announced that Pope Francis had accepted George’s resignation as archbishop and chosen Blase Cupich, bishop of Spokane, Washington, as the man who will succeed George in leading the Chicago area’s 2.3 million Catholics in November. The 77-year-old George, who has been battling kidney cancer, told reporters that he’ll […]

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    Security? Man is able to run through front doors of White House after jumping North Lawn fence

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A man jumped the fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was detected on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building. The suspect, 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez of Texas, was apprehended just after making it inside the doors. […]

  • Local man behind 3-D printed prosthetic hand — a device that costs only about $35

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Major advances in 3-D printing and design are happening right now in the Seattle area. And a puppeteer is finding his designs are helping people around the world. “This hand I have here I`m going to send to Liam, who is actually the first kid to ever test one of these devices,” said the inventor, Ivan Owen. It’s a device that has revolutionized prosthetics. And Owen, a puppeteer and special effects artist from Bellingham, has been at […]

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    ‘Oso Tribute Night’ a rousing success at Arlington High football game

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Monday marks six months since a massive mudslide devastated the town of Oso, and residents are amazed by how far their small community has come. Just by looking at before and after pictures, it’s easy to see the tremendous progress that’s been made. On Friday night, the communities that surround Oso came together to celebrate that progress, with a special tribute during Arlington High School’s varsity football game. And it wasn’t just any celebration. The Seahawks, Sea […]

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    Woman attacked by gunman in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A 52-year-old woman in Fort Steilacoom Park reported she was grabbed from behind by a man who had a gun, but she screamed and the attacker then pushed her down and ran away, Lakewood police said. A witness heard the screams and ran over to help the victim, police said. “The area was searched by a Police K9 unit and the WSP (Washington State Patrol) Airplane, but the suspect was not located,” the Lakewood Police Department said […]

  • Sheila von Weise Mack's body was found in a suitcase left outside a Bali resort. (Photo via CNN)

    Police: U.S. woman, boyfriend confess in slaying of her mother at Bali resort, putting body in suitcase

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) — A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend’s mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN. The girlfriend also confessed to being involved and trying to get rid of her mother’s body, police say. Heather Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, had already been charged with murder in the death of Mack’s mother, Sheila von Weise Mack, and “it appears that the motive for […]

  • Christopher Leon Smith, 51, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Pierce County Superior Court Friday. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Inmate already serving 50 years to life sentenced to another 33 years for 1986 Tacoma cold-case murder

    TACOMA — Christopher Leon Smith, already serving 50 years to life in state prison for rape, was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday for the slaying of Carol Davidson in her Tacoma apartment 28 years ago. On Aug. 30, 1986, Tacoma police found Davidson’s body. The 46-year-old had sustained blunt force trauma to the head, her hands were bound behind her back and she was gagged. The medical examiner determined she died from strangulation. Outside, police found some belongings […]

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    Country singer George Hamilton IV — best known for the hit song ‘Abilene’ — dies at 77

    (CNN) — Country singer George Hamilton IV, whose biggest hit “Abilene” reached No. 1 in the courty charts in 1963, has died at a Nashville hospital following a heart attack, the Grand Ole Opry said in a press release. He was 77. Hamilton — no relation to the actor George Hamilton — was known as the “International Ambassador of Country Music.” His other country hits were “Before This Day Ends,” “Three Steps to the Phone” and “If You Don’t Know, […]

  • Jeff Almer breaks down after testifying before Congress about his mother Shirley, who died in late 2008 after eating salmonella-laced peanut butter with her toast. Almer became an advocate for stronger food safety regulations.

    Unprecedented: Peanut Corp. executive convicted for deadly salmonella outbreak

    (CNN) — A federal jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago. The guilty verdict marks the first federal felony conviction for a company executive in a food safety case. Prosecutor Michael Moore said he hopes the trial will send a strong message to the food industry that its officials are now on notice that they’ll be […]