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ford

Ford recalling 850K vehicles for airbag glitch

The automaker is recalling models including the Fusion, Escape, and Lincoln MKZ.

meat

23K pounds of beef trimmings recalled for possible E. coli

The beef has been shipped to fast food restaurants and retail locations.

obamacare

Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

Extending health coverage to millions of Americans remains highly contentious, yet it's gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states.

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

Apple plays defense on ‘Bendgate,’ software concerns

Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

holder

Holder’s successor faces array of challenges

Eric Holder will step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor.

strikes

U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda’s Syria group to join with ISIS

The Nusra Front is facing pressure to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.

ebola

Obama: World must do more to combat Ebola

The President called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

chrysler

Chrysler recalls 350K vehicles over ignition switches

Models including the Dodge Charger and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are affected.

ericholder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stepping down after contentious term

Holder, 63, was the nation's first black attorney general and has made civil rights a cornerstone of his time in office.

iphone

Apple asks users to reinstall iOS 8 after update glitches

Many iPhone 6 users complained about a drop in cell service and problems with apps.

fdny

9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

The FDNY says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses.

generalmotors

GM makes first offers to victims, claims continue

The fund will compensate for deaths or injuries linked to General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches.

ISIS

Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.

airstrikes

U.S. launches more air strikes in Syria, Iraq

This week's campaign opens a new front in Syria and thrusts Washington into the country's 3-year-old civil war.

soda

Soda companies to cut calories by 20 percent

The largest soda makers in the U.S. promised to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025.

gas

Americans hit the road more often, use less gas

U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

heroin

In some areas heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer

States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York say they are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, and that the drug is getting cheaper and easier to obtain.

school

3 Seattle schools locked down in attempted kidnapping

Schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun and tried to lure several children into a car.

syria

U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

ebola

CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin put the ball to his face as he reacts to being called for a foul against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Clippers won 117-101.

Police are investigating a man's allegation that Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend.

in Sports

NBA owners vote down lottery reform

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

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Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, left, and President Tom Ross prepare to address members of the media with results of an investigation into academic irregularities following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

The probe found that nearly half of the more than 3,100 students enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for, were athletes.

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Four Whatcom County prep football teams in AP state poll

Prep footballs

The Lynden Lions fell in the polls follow a tough loss to Ferndale. Find out where the Lions and the other local teams check in.

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Baldwin optimistic about Seahawks moving forward

seattle seahawks doug baldwin at mini camp following a fight

Baldwin said Wednesday that despite the commotion and the loss to St. Louis, the mood around the locker room is good heading into Sunday's game at Carolina