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Offbeat Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call
OK, it is a stuffed tiger - but it's a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.

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Local Suspects arrested after high speed chase in Toppenish
The vehicle pursuit concluded when the suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a fence, two parked cars, and a concrete wall located in the 400 block of South E St in Toppenish.
Local Researcher says drought could get worse in Wash. state
Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sports Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Consumer Do robocall blockers really block the calls? Do robocall blockers really block the calls?
Fed up with annoying robocalls- a local man just joined a nationwide brigade aimed at fighting back. When Consumers Union asked for volunteers to test different robocall blocking devices on the market, he jumped at the opportunity.

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Technology FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors.

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Health Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
Health Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
Health Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

Business

Business $100 billion Saudi built-from-scratch city to be ready by 2035
A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project.
Business Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Consumer

Consumer Bulging batteries in RCA tablets (Video)
If you have an RCA 7 inch tablet that was purchased last year- keep an eye on the internal lithium battery. There are reports of the battery suddenly puffing up like a pillow inside the case, putting children in harm's way.