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Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
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Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
Wilder started his acting career on the stage, but millions knew him from his work in the movies, especially his collaborations with Mel Brooks.

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Hunting, fishing licenses on sale again in Washington state
Hunting, fishing licenses on sale again in Washington state
Investigators look into hacking
Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest
Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest
This is the fourth year the Lummi Nation in northwest Washington has embarked on a “totem journey” to try to create a unified front among tribes across North America that are individually fighting plans for coal terminals and crude oil...
Ocean salmon season closes from Cape Falcon to Leadbetter Point
Ocean salmon season closes
Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument
Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and...

Oregon, Washington fishing, hunting license information hacked
Probe into whether personal information was compromised
Mariners’ thin bullpen falters to White Sox
Mariners’ thin bullpen falters to White Sox

CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners were forced to send a pitcher to the minors to add infield depth with Kyle Seager banged up.

The lack of bullpen options proved costly.

The Mariners turned to Nick Vincent in the ninth, and he allowed...

US swimmer Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil
US swimmer Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United...

Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17
Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

SEATTLE — Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.

The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys’ 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night...

Multiple agencies help in serious rollover on Highway 26
Multiple agencies help in serious rollover on Highway 26
The log truck traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and lost the load of logs across the roadway.
Smith sentenced to life in prison
Smith sentenced to life in prison
Smith, who could have faced the death penalty, will serve a minimum of 40 years in prison.
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

WASHINGTON — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.

A planet that’s rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger has been discovered...

World in Brief: Aug. 25, 2016
World in Brief: Aug. 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval...

Appeals Court: Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search
Twenty-five states permit marijuana use for medicinal purposes, with Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C., permitting some recreational use
Eddie Bauer admits data breach at all its stores
Retailer has outlet in Seaside
Park Service seeks minorities’ support as it marks 100 years
Park Service seeks minorities’ support as it marks 100 years
Parks want more diversity
World in Brief: Aug. 24, 2016
World in Brief: Aug. 24, 2016

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

ANKARA, Turkey — After a predawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic...

Oregon counts a pot of money
Oregon counts a pot of money
First six months of sales tallied
Traffic fatalities surged in first half of year
Traffic fatalities surged in first half of year
Pattern tied to improved economy and travel
World in Brief: Aug. 23, 2016
World in Brief: Aug. 23, 2016

Trump’s stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of bias

NEW YORK — Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn’t look presidential.

Intent on undermining his Democratic...

Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
With less than three months to Election Day, the values of young Americans are an unpredictable grab bag.
Team USA takes Olympics medal race with ease in Rio
Team USA takes Olympics medal race with ease in Rio
The U.S. finished with 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall, its 51-total-medal margin over second-place China the largest in a non-boycotted Olympics in nearly a century.
Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party
Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party
The closing ceremony Sunday celebrated the 16-day spectacle that was the Rio Games, which combined numerous highlights with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed competition.
Guilty plea in Cannon Beach child murder case
Guilty plea in Cannon Beach child murder case
Smith, 42, of Vancouver, Washington, entered Alford pleas to aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder.
In Mexico, high avocado prices fueling deforestation
In Mexico, high avocado prices fueling deforestation
American demand partially fueling expansion
DIVIDED AMERICA: Global warming polarizes more than abortion
DIVIDED AMERICA: Global warming polarizes more than abortion
Gap between believers, skeptics is wide