All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington’

Breaking Bad Fan Tries to Dissolve Body in Acid in Grisly Instance of Life Possibly Imitating Art

In a story of life imitating art that Oscar Wilde could be proud of (or probably cringe at, more likely), it appears that someone may have taken cues from AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad when he attempted to dispose of a dead body in a giant tub of acid. Earlier this month, the body of 33-year-old Regan Jolly was found …

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Washington: 4.3 Earthquake Hits Near Leavenworth

A small earthquake hit central Washington on Wednesday evening. The 4.3 magnitude quake hit at around 7:45 pm local time. It was centered around 16 miles from Leavenworth, Washington – 117 miles from the state capital of Olympia. Though the earthquake was relatively mild, it hit at a depth of only 5.7 miles. People in Leavenworth and the surrounding area …

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I-5 Bridge Collapses in Washington State, Three Cars Plunge Into River

A bridge crossing the Skagit River in Northwest Washington State collapsed on Thursday, sending three vehicles into the river and injuring three people. According to a report from Seattle’s local Fox affiliate, a bridge along I-5 about 60 miles north of Seattle collapsed, sending vehicles into the Skagit River 50 feet blow. People in those vehicles were reported to have …

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High School ‘Hotness Tournament’ Stirs Up Controversy In Washington

Ah, high school, rife with awkward growth, social situations, and trying to just make it to college so you can party somewhere other than a field or at a parent’s house. A high school in Issaquah, Washington has taken the awkwardness to a whole other level, by none other than rating the hotness of their female peers. In an online …

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Redskins Name Change Won’t Come Anytime Soon

The Washington Redskins are at battle again over whether the team name should be changed, but it doesn’t look like a resolution will come anytime soon. Washington Councilman David Grosso says the time has come to make a decision regarding the team’s name, owing to its “racist and derogatory” meaning. “We have to change it, and I’m calling on [owner] …

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U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested

The U.S. border with Canada is generally more peaceful than the U.S. border with Mexico, but an incident this week shows that the northern border is also used for drug smuggling. A drug bust that took place this week in both Washington state and British Columbia means that parties in the Northwest U.S. will be a bit more demure over …

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Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas

Google has added live transit information to more cities on Google maps. Users can now access live departure times for seven lines on the New York City subway system (MTA) and buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City area (UTA). “With these updates – part of the millions of live transit schedule updates we process every day – …

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Pelosi Chief of Staff Announced to be Nadeam Elshami

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Nadeam Elshami as her new chief of staff. Her former chief of staff, John Lawrence, has stepped down after eight years in the position. “On behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank John Lawrence for his 38 years of service to the House of Representatives,” said Pelosi. “Few staff members have ever …

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Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared

Before there was Google Fiber, the city of Chattanooga, TN offered gigabit Internet by building out its own fiber infrastructure. Now that Google Fiber is here, however, other cities are beginning to adopt their own fiber Internet services to combat the painfully slow and expensive services offered by telecoms. The latest city to join this effort is Seattle, WA. The …

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Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities

Google has expanded its coverage of 3D Google Earth imagery to include Denver and Seattle. Google announced the imagery, to make its maps more appealing, back in June. The imagery, first available on Android, made its way to iOS a couple weeks ago. Safeco Field (Seattle) Downtown Seattle Denver Art Museum Wells Faro Center (Denver) Google has been adding a …

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Jeff Bezos Gives $2.5 Million To Back Same-Sex Marriage In Washington

In February, the Washington State legislature passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. That bill had the backing of the Democratic Governor, Christine Gregoire. But opponents of same sex marriage garnered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in November, and now the people of Washington will decide the fate of marriage equality in their state. …

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LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break

LivingSocial has been doing very well for itself. In fact, it is time for the daily deals provider to expand its operations, and they contemplated moving headquarters outside its current Washington, D.C. home. Fortunately, the D.C. City Council and many local business professionals want to do something to entice them to stay. Members of the business community and state legislator …

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