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Woman who posted articles, videos stands trial in Vietnam

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:03:10 -0700

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court is trying a woman who posted articles and videos online described as anti-state propaganda. A court official in the northern province of Ha Nam said the trial of 40-year-old Tran Thi Nga being held Tuesday was expected to last one day. The court official spoke on condition of […]



Virginia Mason awarded $6.6M in contaminated-scope lawsuit

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:00:51 -0700

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The King County jury said scope maker Olympus failed to provide adequate warnings about the medical scope or instructions. That failure harmed Virginia Mason, the jury said.



Getting stuck in the icy Arctic means you’re on your own

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:56:11 -0700

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THE ARTIC CIRCLE (AP) — The MSV Nordica is as robust a ship as you can find, but striking out to sea —especially in the remote and icy Arctic— always carries a risk. What if something goes wrong? Who do we call for help? The short answer is: we’re on our own. Thankfully the icebreaker […]



McCain’s return, heavy with drama for “Obamacare” repeal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:50:02 -0700

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that’s defined the GOP for the past seven years. It’s a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona senator will return to […]



Seattle Storm says it’s time to flip the switch

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:47:32 -0700

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After hosting the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time, Seattle gets back to play at Los Angeles on Tuesday tied for the eighth and final playoff spot.



Oil company to spend $20M in safety upgrades in wake of fire

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:45:14 -0700

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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety upgrades. Cal/OSHA, the state’s workplace safety agency, said in a statement Monday the agreement requires Chevron to replace all carbon steel […]



Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:22:08 -0700

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The pilot shortage crisis at Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air continues after multiple flight cancellations this summer. The airline is contracting with regional carrier SkyWest as well as bringing in Alaska Airlines jets to handle hundreds of flights in the fall.



South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:18:11 -0700

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of growth led by big businesses. In a five-year economic plan released Tuesday, the finance ministry said South Korea will boost household incomes and fortify its social safety nets to address growing concerns about […]



Vijay Singh commits to Boeing Classic at Sahalee

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:13:41 -0700

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The World Golf Hall of Famer will play the August tournament on the PGA Champions Tour for the first time.



Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to Uruguay

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:11:05 -0700

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The strange tale of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who resettled in Uruguay, staged a hunger strike to leave and sparked a regional alarm when he went missing, took another unexpected twist when he was deported back from Morocco – even though officials here were unaware that he had ever left. […]



Marco Gonzales delivers solid outing in debut with Class AAA Tacoma

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:48:04 -0700

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Gonzales pitched well and was happy to experience a perfect Puget Sound summer day in his first outing with the Rainiers



‘Restless Creature’ review: a graceful look at ballet dancer Wendy Whelan

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:44:35 -0700

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The film is a tribute and moving portrait of the longtime New York City Ballet principal dancer, who contemplated a life without ballet after hip surgery in 2013. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.



San Juan Island teen battling cancer surprised with puppy from Little Wish Foundation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:43:21 -0700

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The Little Wish Foundation helped a local teen battling cancer get his “little wish” — for a mini schnauzer puppy — come true on Monday.



Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:35:05 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Braced for the worst possible news on injured ace Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to find some comfort Monday that his back diagnosis did not appear as dire as last season. The Dodgers put their superstar left-hander on the 10-day disabled list, a day after he exited a start […]



Former LA County sheriff asks to stay free during appeals

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:34:02 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer after his attorneys on Monday asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed. Baca’s attorneys filed the request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a day before […]



Foxconn eyeing swing states for U.S. manufacturing plant

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:30:06 -0700

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Taiwan-based Foxconn plans to invest $7 billion in a U.S. manufacturing facility. Where it places its factory has as much to do with politics as business.



Houston offensive lineman Victor Curne is second Texas recruit in one day to commit to Huskies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:48 -0700

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Curne joins linebacker Nicholas Bolton as the second Texas recruit to join UW's 2018 class on Monday.



In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:35:03 -0700

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions Tuesday in New Zealand about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid. Johnson used his renowned wit to parry questions during a joint media conference with New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee, following a meeting with […]



EmCare ‘ambushing’ patients with surprise ER bills, study says

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:32:28 -0700

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A study released Monday found that the rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of one large insurer jumped when EmCare, one of the nation’s largest emergency-rooms physician-staffing companies, entered a hospital.



Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:30:12 -0700

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact […]