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Fire, explosions at Vashon Island propane company injures 3 4.12.2016 AP Washington
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire and apparent explosion at a propane supply company on Vashon Island that injured three people....
Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Saturday that veterinarians successfully removed a mass under the gorilla’s arm that recently started causing her discomfort. The zoo also took tissue […]
Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her. It was 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in Gatlinburg, and the sky was dark with smoke. Mayberry’s shift as a manager at the resort where she worked did not end until 5 p.m., but she could see a wildfire crawling down the mountain. Local […]
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From fear to progress: Kindering lifts special-needs children and their families 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Kindering, a nonprofit agency that benefits from The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, offers comprehensive therapy and support to children with special needs and their families during the first three years. “They’ve been our lifeline,” says one grateful mother.
Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame 3.12.2016 AP National
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her....
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Are we entering new era for L.A. County, or merely putting new faces on old problems? 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For most of the century and a half since its formation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has been exclusively the province of white males. As of Monday, for the first time in its history,  it will have none. The board in fact will be composed of a supermajority of women, with newcomers...

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Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show 3.12.2016 AP Top News
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi....
Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. Multiple news media report the Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed in Howard County after a football game late Friday night. Amanda Duforat with Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big […]
Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes 3.12.2016 AP National
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas....
Death toll from last month’s IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll from a Nov. 24 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 92, including about 40 Iranians. The hospital and police officials said Saturday that another 105 people were wounded in the bombing at a gas station near the city of Hilla, south […]
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Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi. The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, […]
Kerr tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area he smoked pot for pain 3.12.2016 AP Top News
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain....
Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested 3.12.2016 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A student stabbed a professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said....
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TV industry pioneer Robert Bennett dies at 89 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Robert “Bob” Bennett, a television industry pioneer and 31-year resident of Newport Beach, died Tuesday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach after a long illness, according to longtime friend and business associate Paul Rich.

Bennett, who was 89, had a career in television that spanned more than 50...

Human remains found in wooded Snoqualmie area 3.12.2016 AP Washington
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say human remains have been found in a wooded area east of Seattle....
Seattle-area vets among those vowing to be human shields for Dakota pipeline protesters 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Some 2,000 veterans, including a convoy scheduled to leave Friday from Seattle, vow to be human shields between police and “water protectors” fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Possible faculty member fatally stabbed at USC 3.12.2016 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man police say may have been a faculty member was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus on Friday and a suspect was taken into custody....
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Human remains found in wooded Snoqualmie area 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Investigators say the deceased, a male, has been dead for six to 12 months. The circumstances that led to this death remain unknown.
Kent man charged in Renton Metro bus slaying 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

A 21-year-old Kent man was charged Friday with second-degree murder in connection with Tuesday’s shooting on a Metro bus in Renton.
Possible faculty member fatally stabbed at USC 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man police say may have been a faculty member was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus on Friday and a suspect was taken into custody. Officer Drake Madison said the stabbing happened in the afternoon near the school’s Seely G. Mudd classroom building. He added that […]
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