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  • U.S. launches missile defense system as tensions mount with Russia

    (CNN) — The U.S. is launching a new ground-based missile defense system in Romania Thursday amid increased tensions with Russia. The system, to be operated by NATO, is getting up and running nearly a decade after the U.S. first announced plans to do so, only to encounter pushback from Russia. The U.S. has long insisted that the shield is directed against rogue states like Iran and not intended to target Moscow’s missiles, but Russian officials have slammed the move as […]

  • FDA to regulate e-cigarette and other tobacco products

    SEATTLE — The Food and Drug Administration is bringing e-cigarettes and other tobacco products under its supervision. New regulations will require makers of electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to get federal approval in order to keep selling their products. The FDA will also require that e-cigarettes not be sold to any person under the age of 18 and that health warnings be placed on all packaging and advertisements. It’s a sweeping change the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network supports. They’ve already […]

  • Wind storm causes damage to 520 floating bridge

    SEATTLE — Engineers say Sunday’s windstorm damaged a key component of the State Route 520 floating bridge. The Washington State Department of Transportation said an inspection of the bridge revealed damage to the mechanical system that raises and lowers the draw span. The Washington State Patrol closed the bridge at 2:30 Sunday afternoon as winds in excess of 50 mph kicked up whitecaps on Lake Washington. Waves slammed into the bridge deck, sending spray cascading over all lanes of SR […]

  • Police search for gunman who shot N. Idaho pastor

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Police in north Idaho are searching for the gunman accused of shooting a pastor who prayed at rally for Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Police were working on an arrest warrant for Kyle Andrew Odom, 30, of Couer d’Alene, in connection with the Sunday afternoon shooting at Coeur d’Alene’s Altar Church. The church’s pastor Tim Remington was shot multiple times in the parking lot at the place of worship at about 2:00 p.m. Remington suffered a number of injuries including a […]

  • Northwest killer denied death sentence appeal

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied hearing an appeal of a man who was sentenced to death for kidnapping, torturing and killing a young northern Idaho boy after killing several of members of his family. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson announced Wednesday that the high court had made their decision earlier this week. Joseph Edward Duncan III faces the death penalty for the 2005 murder of 9-year-old Dylan Groene. He also faces several life sentences for the […]

  • Empire State Building dazzles with holiday light display

    The Empire State Building is upping the ante when it comes to holiday light displays. Grammy-nominated artists, Pentatonix, lended their talents to make this year’s light display one of the coolest yet. The music-to-light show plays nightly up until Christmas.  

  • Students present Oso Fire Chief with giant check

    SNOHOMISH — Students at Riverview Elementary put a lot of thought into how they wanted to contribute to the relief efforts following the deadly landslide in Oso. The school held a special assembly last Friday and invited Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper to be their guest of honor. Harper thought he was going to be there to speak to the students about the work being done in Oso and the surrounding communities impacted by the slide. Little did he know […]

  • Nickelsville encampment on the move again

    SEATTLE – Homeless living in a Skyway encampment created in the wake of the Nickelsville split-up are moving once again. According to Central District News, neighbors in the area of 22nd and E. Cherry Street received a letter, notifying them of the move this past weekend. Nickelsville was disbanded in August from its longtime location on W. Marginal Way and forced to spread out to three different locations, two in Seattle’s Central District and the third in Skyway. Those who […]

  • Harvin doubtful in Monday match-up with Saints

    RENTON – Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin’s status for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints is doubtful according to team officials. During a press conference Saturday, Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said Harvin was experiencing soreness and undergoing rehab for his injured hip. Harvin is recovering from off-season hip surgery. He debuted with the Seahawks in Week 11, recording one catch for 17 yards in a 41-20 win over the Vikings. Carroll said Harvin did not practice this week, […]

  • Butterball plagued by skinny turkeys, Thanksgiving shortage looms

    Turkey giant Butterball is warning grocers and consumers about a nationwide turkey shortage with less than two weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday. Butterball, the nation’s largest supplier of turkeys, will be shipping half as many large fresh turkeys to stores this season. The shortage will mean less fresh turkeys weighing more than 16 pounds. Butterball said a majority of their turkeys didn’t pack on as much weight as expected. Retailers have been forced to get their supply of larger turkeys […]

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