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Local Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting-rights lawsuit Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting-rights lawsuit
Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Local Fire east of Bickleton burns 2,500 acres Fire east of Bickleton burns 2,500 acres
The State Fire Marshal's Office says the lightning-caused wildfire is threatening about 15 homes, but no structures have been destroyed.

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Local Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting-rights lawsuit
Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Local Fire east of Bickleton burns 2,500 acres
The State Fire Marshal's Office says the lightning-caused wildfire is threatening about 15 homes, but no structures have been destroyed.

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YouNews Perseid Meter and Lightning Perseid Meter and Lightning
Had finally gotten out of the lightning storms from Mattawa to Selah on 08-14-2014, so I stopped at the rest stop just above Selah by the Fred G. Redmon Bridge at 1 AM. The lightning looked to be heading in my direction, so I started to shoot and got lucky with a HUGE perseid meteor.

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Entertainment Amazon seeks to reach viewers with 'Hand of God' Amazon seeks to reach viewers with 'Hand of God'
While playing the take-no-prisoners wife of a law-bending judge in the upcoming Amazon pilot "Hand of God," an indecent inclination by the veteran actress conflicted with the instincts she'd developed as a network TV star. Delany, who's logged countless hours on such series as "China Beach" and "Desperate Housewives," wasn't sure what to do.
Entertainment NFL, rapper MIA reach Super Bowl settlement NFL, rapper MIA reach Super Bowl settlement
An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna.

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Sports Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron (New) Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days. Love, arguably the game's best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland, where he will join James and instantly make the Cavs NBA title favorites.
Sports (New) US Open 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18
Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the U.S. Open, her next goal is matching two tennis greats for the second-most major titles in the Open era with 18.
Sports Mariners score 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, stun Red Sox
Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night.

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National & World Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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Technology Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie
Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. It sounds unlikely, but it's coming.
Technology Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists
SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.

Health

Health Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
Health Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Health Study questions need for most people to cut salt
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

Business

Business McDonald's names new US president again
McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.
Business Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

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Consumer Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.