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Seattle police accused of wasting $1M on overtime

SEATTLE — A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.
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Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory’s top official doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

Officials track contacts of Ebola patient in Texas

DALLAS — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation’s top disease-fighting agency said today.

Fire station to hold open house

ROCK ISLAND — The fire station in Rock Island will hold an open house Saturday to kick off National Fire Prevention Week.
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Fish on!

Entiat 3rd-graders hook trout and learn

Douglas PUD buys Colville power entitlement

EAST WENATCHEE — The Douglas County PUD will pay $24.5 million for a nearly 4-year share of an energy entitlement the Colville tribes receive from Wells Dam.

Ephrata farmer still competing on ‘Survivor’

EPHRATA — An Ephrata farmer and his daughter made it through episode 1 of CBS’s “Survivor” last week, and they may have a good chance of making it through episode 2.
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Verdict upheld in Okanogan County assault on officer

SPOKANE — The Havillah man sentenced to 29 years in prison for running over his wife with a tractor and shooting at a sheriff’s deputy failed Tuesday in an attempt to overturn his conviction.

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border today, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.

Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. — Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.