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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...

Late Afternoon

Hi83° Chance Showers

Tonight

Lo63° Chance Showers

Friday

Hi80° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo63° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s governor and several prominent lawmakers promise there will be a lot more attention to Lake Erie after the state’s fourth-largest city was forced to tell 400,000 people to stop drinking its water.

Nixon tapes released on resignation’s anniversary

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

Obama: U.S. companies to invest $14B in Africa

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration today announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.

Americans with Ebola arrive in U.S.

ATLANTA — A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its safety was never tested on humans.

Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON — Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can’t make up its mind on how to pay for them either.

Cease-fire sets stage for Gaza truce talks

GAZA CITY — Israel said it withdrew the last of its ground forces from Gaza today as it and Hamas began a temporary cease-fire. The calm sets the stage for talks in Egypt on a broader deal for a long-term truce and the rebuilding of the battered, blockaded coastal territory.

At least 46 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

GAZA CITY — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled today as violence erupted in a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, killing at least 44 Palestinians. The Israeli military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting.

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON D.C. — House Republicans pushed legislation today that would clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

State Dept.: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A White House document says the State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress.

Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
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Medicare, Social Security face money problems

WASHINGTON — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

WASHINGTON — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid for Israel

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled today to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released today by the Urban Institute.

Central American leaders at White House to tackle U.S. border crisis

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border.