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Flash Flood Watch issued August 21 at 10:04AM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS TODAY AND FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES ...INCLUDING THE CARLTON...CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK...

This Afternoon

Hi83° Sunny

Tonight

Lo58° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday

Hi80° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo59° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

ATLANTA — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said today.

Israeli strike kills three Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services.

Police free hostages after long standoff

A SWAT team stormed a Harvey, Ill., home Wednesday morning, rescuing two women and two children and arresting two suspects in a dramatic end to a nearly 21-hour standoff.

SeaWorld sinks after film, ruling

SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld has decided it will not seek to overturn a court ruling that has kept its trainers from getting into the water with the parks’ killer whales.

Lightning sparks fires

TONASKET — A lightning storm on Monday night sparked a small mountain in the Bannon Mountain area near Tonasket, but U.S. Forest Service firefighters were able to contain the blaze at just over two acres.

Forest Service lifts closures

NCW — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has reopened several areas closed due to wildfires.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Wednesday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 3:15 p.m. Wed.
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Fireworks ban on hold

WENATCHEE — Officials in Chelan and Douglas counties say they want to see local statistics on fireworks-caused fires before considering a ban on all fireworks in the two counties.

School district settles with teacher in charge when student drowned

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District has agreed to a settlement that will compensate the high school teacher who presided over a P.E. class in which a student drowned in 2011 while keeping him from returning to his teaching and coaching position at the school.

Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of constant street battles, Ukrainian troops took control today of a large part of the rebel stronghold in Luhansk, a government spokesman announced, while battles around the rebel’s largest city of Donetsk left at least 52 people dead.

Pakistan’s army chief wants mass protests settled

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Officials in Pakistan say the country’s powerful army chief has asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament.

Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

WASHINGTON D.C. — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.