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Friday, Nov 30

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Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.…

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Koreas survey North's railways in hopes of joining networks

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections beginning…

Thursday, Nov 29

19

Clinical trials begin in Seattle for contraceptive gel for men

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If you're tired of your current birth control routine, a new option may be on the horizon. Clinical trials have begun on a new contraceptive gel for men -- and researchers are looking for couples in the Seattle area to participate.

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2nd Wash. soldier killed in Afghanistan in past 5 days

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Another soldier from Washington state has been killed in Afghanistan, U.S. Army officials said Wednesday. He was the second soldier from Washington to die in combat there in the past five days. The soldier, identified as Army Sgt. 1st…

Wednesday, Nov 28

03

Boeing Jet's Faulty Sensor Wasn't Fixed Before Lion Air Crash, Report Finds

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(Bloomberg) -- A malfunctioning sensor at the center of the investigation into the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air jetliner into the Java Sea wasn't repaired before the fatal flight even though it had failed on the plane's previous trip,…

Tuesday, Nov 27

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Podcast: How did Seahawks pull it out in Carolina? Will Sherman's return to Seattle be dramatic?

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The Seahawks are 6-5 following a victory over the Panthers on Sunday, and can look toward having four of their final five games at home. RELATED: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: 'There's a real upbeat aura about this team' ...

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'SpongeBob SquarePants' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies

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Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, Nickelodeon announced. He was 57. “We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon officials said…

08

145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died. However, conservation workers are hoping to save some of the eight pygmy killer whales that remained stranded…

Monday, Nov 26

23

Christine Blasey Ford discusses life post-Kavanaugh in an emotional note

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The past two months have been a maelstrom for Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school. Before…

Saturday, Nov 24

20

Geologist: Prehistoric reptile left tracks at Grand Canyon

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A geology professor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said he recently identified fossilized tracks from a reptile along a popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park, a newspaper reported. Professor Steve Rowland…

Friday, Nov 23

19

What makes a California wildfire the worst? Deaths and size

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The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for devastating blazes. With terrain ranging from steep, tree-topped…

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The Latest: Turkey says Trump wants to avoid Khashoggi issue

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):. 4:10 a.m.. Recommended Video. Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 100013). Turkey's foreign minister has…

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Swine fever adds to China's economic headaches

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BEIJING (AP) — Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing's tariff fight with President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside.…

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Trump's rails against court, migrants in call to troops

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump's call,…

Thursday, Nov 22

06

Nissan board to decide on dismissing Ghosn as chairman

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TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's board of directors will meet Thursday to decide whether to dismiss its chairman Carlos Ghosn following his arrest on suspicion of underreporting his income. Earlier this week, alliance partner Renault voted to keep…

Wednesday, Nov 21

21

Thanksgiving drivers should be prepared for snow on Cascade passes

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It's never fun to sit in Thanksgiving traffic -- but that headache will likely be made worse due to snow over the passes. A winter storm watch has been issued in mountain areas from Thursday morning to Friday night, according to the…

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Quarantine challenged amid N Carolina chickenpox outbreak

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The largest outbreak of chickenpox in North Carolina since the vaccine was introduced in 1995 has prompted a legal challenge. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that two of the 104 quarantined Asheville Waldorf…

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Trump says he plans to make his first visit to a war zone

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory. But he has yet to embark on what has long been a traditional presidential…

Tuesday, Nov 20

22

US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the U.S. has "made clear" to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. Pompeo said there's …

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Arthur & Alter podcast: How did Seahawks keep themselves in playoff conversation?

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At 5-5, and with a favorable six-game slate left to close the regular season, the Seahawks are in better position to make the playoffs than many thought they'd be. RELATED: Seahawks' playoff chances improved with Week 11 results ...

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Target misses on profit, shares slide

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target's ramped up investments online and in stores are bringing in shoppers, but they're also bruising the bottom line. Company shares fell sharply before the opening bell Tuesday after Target missed profit expectations…

Monday, Nov 19

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New dates for ancient stone tools in China point to local invention of complex technology

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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Ben Marwick, University of Washington; Bo Li, University of Wollongong, and Hu Yue, University of Wollongong ...

Sunday, Nov 18

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Trump suggests Navy SEAL commander should have found bin Laden faster

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President Donald Trump derided retired Adm. William H. McRaven as a "Hillary Clinton fan" and an "Obama backer" and suggested that the former head of U.S. Special Operations Command should have apprehended Osama bin Laden faster. The…

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Driving to Thanksgiving? You may have a bit of luck at the gas pump

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If you're opting for the "car" part of trains, planes, and automobiles this holiday season, then you're in luck: Washington gas prices have fallen ahead of Thanksgiving week. According to AAA, gas prices in the state have dipped from a…

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Reid machine keeps humming in Nevada, even in his retirement

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting…

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Minnesota researcher maintains telescope in Antarctica

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An astrophysicist from the University of Minnesota who has spent 14 winters in Antarctica tending to a telescope plans to step away from his research after the instrument is replaced. The university will begin the…

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The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local):. 3:35 p.m.. Recommended Video. Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 100013). French President Emmanuel Macron has called for…

Saturday, Nov 17

22

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 migrants who have reached the border with California say they do not feel welcome in the Mexican city of Tijuana. The vast majority were camped out at a sports complex, sleeping on a dirt…

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W.Va. school food service worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

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GHENT, W.Va. (AP) — School officials in West Virginia say a food service worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. News outlets report the worker was employed at Ghent Elementary School in Raleigh County.

Friday, Nov 16

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Here's why researchers say breathing San Francisco air today is like smoking 11 cigarettes

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Breathing the smoke-filled air in San Francisco today is equivalent to smoking more than a half-pack of cigarettes, researchers say. San Francisco's air quality on Friday registered “very unhealthy” levels of particulate matter, following…