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2017-02-21
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CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging c..
The worst flu season this decade in Washington state is showing signs of subsiding. The number of statewide flu-related deaths stood at 207 as of Feb. 11, according to the most rec..
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season’s pl..
2017-02-20
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl’s statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictiona..
Melinda Gates has some advice for tech workers flooding into Seattle for jobs at Amazon and other cutting-edge companies: Do your part to make the field more diverse. “Look around ..
ROCKY BOY’S RESERVATION, Mont. — For the herd of bighorn sheep, the rocky cliffs were a safe place, with 360-degree views and plenty of nooks to blend into the gray rocks. The grou..
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn’t, President Donald Trump’s new administration whirred like a “fine-tuned machine,” piling on big-league accomplishments at a pac..
NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual memb..
2017-02-19
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74. The Missoulian reports (http://b..
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They ..
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn’t, President Donald Trump’s new administration whirred like a “fine-tuned machine,” piling on big-league accomplishments at a pac..
NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual memb..
February is Heart Health Month and a great time of year to ensure you and your loved ones are living a heart-healthy lifestyle. With heart disease being the number one leading caus..
The so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel..
Andrew Schneider, an acclaimed investigative reporter and public-health journalist, died Friday. He was 74. Mr. Schneider, who lived in Missoula, Montana, died of heart failure in ..
2017-02-18
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BEIJING — Chinese authorities are battling a surge in H7N9 bird-flu infections and have shuttered live poultry markets across the country after dozens of people in recent weeks wer..
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, tol..
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, died Saturday in a federal prison where he was serving a life s..
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New..
CUMBERLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies born in December can now be viewed by the public. The Columbus Zoo says the puppies from the en..
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn’t, President Donald Trump’s new administration whirred like a “fine-tuned machine,” piling on big-league accomplishments at a pac..
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970..
Work at the high-security government lab that handles deadly pathogens like the Ebola virus has been suspended since Monday, when it was discovered that nylon hoses used to pump ai..
2017-02-17
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The week’s passages
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Wilfred R. Woods, 97, the longtime Wenatchee World publisher and newspaperman, family patriarch, avid outdoorsman, arts philanthropist and expert whistler died at home Feb. 11 from..
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thieves have broken into a popular Philadelphia sandwich shop and made off with thousands of dollars, including $1,500 in donations raised for a bone marrow cha..
It’s a little easier now. But back in the early ’90s, someone died every 72 hours at the Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle’s Madison Valley. AIDS. It was always AIDS. The year that B..
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything — ba..
2017-02-16
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, ..
In Mark Zuckerberg’s vision, Facebook can help build communities, encourage civic engagement, and keep us safer and more informed. That’s the long-term plan at least, years, if not..
One lane open on westbound I-90 in Issaquah after mudslide; north-line Sounder trains canceled due to slides; a mudslide has blocked Maple Valley Highway approaching I-405. CHANTIL..
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore says more attention must be paid to the health consequences of climate change. He called on scientists, health officials and health car..
It’s not just what you eat that affects the health of your heart. It’s also when you eat it. A new statement by the American Heart Association says there’s growing evidence that th..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research. Trump in the past has promoted debunked theories linki..
2017-02-15
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MINNEAPOLIS — Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to re..
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Fossil Group Inc., down $3.39 to $19.48 The retailer posted weak fourth-quarter results and gave disapp..
JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER (AP) — Armed Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in a sprawling camp for displaced Syrians on Jordan’s border, posing a growing threat to the..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic disease..
2017-02-14
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KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. will stop its study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug in people with mild or moderate symptoms because interim results showed “virtually n..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic disease..
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the premiere Saturday of Angelina Jolie’s film based on a memoir from a Khmer Rouge survivor. Queen M..
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The mayor of Flint is planning to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday to discuss Michigan’s decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally ..
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. “It seems like I was pr..