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  • Extensive search underway for rape suspect in Snohomish County October 17, 2018
    A woman was attacked about 300 yards from the trailhead at Meadowdale County Park, north of Lynnwood.
    Sara Jean Green
  • Mexico’s vaquita porpoise gets new chance; 6 sighted October 17, 2018
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts want to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where the critically endangered vaquita porpoise remains after they sighted about a half dozen of the elusive creatures in September. One was a mother with her second new calf in two years. Vaquitas usually only reproduce once every two […]
    The Associated Press
  • Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to hospital dies at 76 October 17, 2018
    Albert Lexie, who for decades shined shoes part-time at a Pittsburgh children's hospital and donated his tips to its Free Care Fund, has died at 76. His gifts to the hospital amounted to more than $200,000.
    The Associated Press
  • Bothell police officer injured, 4 patrol cars damaged in man’s attempt to flee October 17, 2018
    The man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault, eluding and driving under the influence, police said.
    Paige Cornwell
  • Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds might just be rocks October 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON (AP) — What were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks, according to a new study. Two years ago, a team of Australian scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were partly leftovers from microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor. They were said to be 3.7 […]
    BY SETH BORENSTEIN
  • Elderly man dies in Bonney Lake mobile-home fire October 17, 2018
    Firefighters were dispatched to the house at 5:30 a.m., but it was already engulfed in flames.
    Paige Cornwell
  • EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule October 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. The agency’s so-called transparency in regulatory science rule was one of the most contentious proposed by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who stepped down last […]
    ELLEN KNICKMEYER
  • All current US champions will compete at Skate America in Everett this weekend October 17, 2018
    Skate America, the first of the International Skating Union's six-event Grand Prix series, opens in Everett on Oct. 19, and will feature a star studded lineup with numerous U.S. champions.
    BARRY WILNER
  • Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast October 17, 2018
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia. Rocket Lab said Wednesday that it will build its launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The spaceport is located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility where unmanned cargo missions already launch to the International Space Station. Huntington Beach, […]
    The Associated Press
  • Longview police fatally shoots suspect who shot at them October 17, 2018
    The suspect began shooting at officers, who returned fire and killed him early Wednesday morning, police said.
    The Associated Press