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  • China's wealth finds home in Washington state

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. "I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," laughed property broker Janie Lee, after showing a client from Beijing...

  • Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow. "We want Santa to bring snow, soon," Terry Goodwin said as she hit a ski trail in Anchorage on Thursday near...

  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts. Maricopa County...

  • Woman arrested in crash that killed 3 from crowd

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what led up to a motorist driving through a red light and into nearly a dozen people as they left a church Christmas event in Southern California — leaving three women dead and several other people injured, including children....

  • US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional...

  • VDOT to suspend highway work zones over Christmas

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will suspend most highway work zones for several days over Christmas. VDOT says the goal is to limit congestion and provide as many travel lanes as possible. VDOT will lift lane closures on interstates and other...

  • For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States...

  • EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material. The EPA is expected to issue a rule Friday, ending a six-year effort...

  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. ___ — Nikon D750 camera ($2,300 body only; $3,000 kit with 24-120mm lens): I couldn't find anything to complain about the D750 after spending...

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds...

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