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  1. Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

    Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday...

  2. San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban

    San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the...

  3. Wolverine tranquilized at New Jersey airport after chewing through cage

    Wolverine tranquilized at New Jersey airport after chewing through cage

    NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - Authorities at Newark International Airport in New Jersey tranquilized a wolverine who was enroute from Norway to an Alaskan wildlife center on Wednesday after discovering the...

  4. WA votes may have fallen off truck: report

    WA votes may have fallen off truck: report

    A parliamentary inquiry into the 2013 election has recommended training and formal qualifications for polling booth officials.

  5. Whim Creek pub taps history

    Whim Creek pub taps history

    Green light for amber fluid to flow again in Pilbara red dirt ignites new buzz around WA icon.

  6. Celebrity mountain lion leaves refuge under L.A. house

    By Alex Dobuzinskis
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left i...

  7. U.S. satellite launcher gets first Vulcan rocket request: change the name

    By Irene Klotz
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellites, United Launch Alliance...

  8. Plane leaves Seattle with napping airport worker stuck in cargo

    By Eric M. Johnson
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at a Seattle-area airport on Monday afternoon after it took off with a worker...

  9. Cyclone washes up  rare whale

    Cyclone washes up rare whale

    Cyclone Olwyn, which battered Exmouth and Carnarvon last month, has been credited with a rare scientific discovery.

  10. Wisconsin students' Rice Krispies treat a snap, crackle, colossus

    By Mary Reardon
    MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - University of Wisconsin-Madison students said on Sunday they have completed a Rice Krispies cereal treat weighing more than 5-1/2 tons they hop...

  11. New York responders spend hours getting 700-pound man to hospital

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters used a rope-and-pulley system on Friday in an hours-long struggle to move an ill 700-pound (317.5 kg) man from his sixth-floor apartment into an ambulan...

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