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Pateros man died of severe beating

OKANOGAN — A Pateros man whose body was found near a Columbia River boat launch south of Pateros on Monday was beaten to death, an autopsy revealed.

Weather predicted to swing back into summer

NCW — September’s half over, and school is back in session. But summer-like weather is expected to persist throughout North Central Washington this weekend.

NCW welcomes 60 new citizens

NCW — Sixty local immigrants from six countries became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee on Wednesday night.

Council picks new mayor

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport City Council unanimously appointed fellow Councilmember Janet Conklin last week to serve as the city’s new mayor.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday.

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.

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices are starting to come down, but still well above the national average.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

Burned lumber town takes stock

WEED, Calif. — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.

King fire threatens 1,632 homes in Northern California

The fast-growing King fire in Eldorado National Forest now threatens nearly 2,500 structures, more than half of them homes, as thousands of firefighters try to get a handle on the out-of-control blaze.

Militants’ new tactics blunt airstrikes

Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer.

Police still hunting trooper ambush suspect

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week’s fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings today as schools closed and the public remained on edge.

Food stamp cuts to hit four states

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states — Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire — far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, The Associated Press has found.