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Secret of whales’ mouths revealed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the fin whale gets ready to eat, Earth’s second-largest animal opens its mouth so wide that it can gulp an amount of water larger than the volume of its own body as it filters out meals of tiny fish and shrimp-like krill.
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Marriages Tucker — Finney

Sonya Finney and Bennet Tucker, both of Rock Island, were married April 25 at the Wenatchee Renaissance Faire. The ceremony was officiated by Jeanette Tangen.

8-year-old patient races to set high-five record

MINNEAPOLIS — As 8-year-old Molly Vergin was preparing to try to break the world record for the most high-fives in one minute, no one was concerned about the magnitude of the challenge: to complete 261 hand slaps in 60 seconds.

Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach as its 1.4 billion user social network.

Dear Abby: Timing is right for surgery

Dear Abby: I am 23 years old, working full-time as a teacher and I’m about to move out of my parents’ house. I have decided to have breast augmentation surgery, and I know the best time to do it would be this summer so I’ll have time to recover before school starts. The problem is my parents are adamantly against my having this surgery.

Dear Abby: Resentment is thanks mom gets for helping son

Dear Abby: My son, “Rick,” and daughter-in-law, “Amy,” seem to really dislike me. I try to be kind and not pry, but they live with me and it can make for a full house. They have had job difficulties and work injuries that brought them back to my home. Her parents don’t care for my son, so living there was not an option.

Don’t be those parents

Experts are using Alcohol Awareness Month (April) to spread a simple, direct message: Don’t be those parents.

Sweatworking mixes business and exercise

NEW YORK — Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios.

Natural lawnmowers: Goats help clear plants at airport

PORTLAND, Ore. — As planes took off and landed behind a fence one unusually warm April day at Portland International airport, a herd of goats lay basking in the sun, taking a nap break from their 24-hour job of chowing down on invasive plants.
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Scammahorn — 50th

James and Jacquie Scammahorn of Cashmere celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on April 18 at Mt. Cashmere Golf Course.