Business in Queen Anne - Seattle, WA

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- Southern resident orca numbers are the lowest they've been in more than three decades.
But you'd never know it by the bustling port of Friday Harbor on a bright September day.
Bold white letters on red signs say it everywhere: Whale Watching. Tours depart multiple times daily, taking literal boatloads of tourists from places like New Jersey and Texas out to see the majestic plumes of humpbacks and orcas.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Three men are facing charges after two young children, who were supposed to be in their care, were found wandering in the street in North Carolina's Davidson County.
Their uncle, Austin Sloop, was charged with child abuse. Police said they found the men unconscious and noticeably impaired.

Roy Wood Jr. channels the 2002 Spielberg film to stop white people from calling 911 on little girls with lemonade stands on "The Daily Show"

SEATTLE -- A man died Thursday after being stabbed near a homeless encampment at 6th Avenue and James Street in Seattle.
Police said officers responded to "several disturbances" in the encampment between James Street and Yesler Way. As officers were responding, they received a 911 report of a man down and bleeding on the street nearby. The man, who had been stabbed, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

AITOLIKO, Greece – It sounds like a something out of a horror movie: A town covered in thousands of webs, each crawling with hordes of spiders.
But for residents of a town in Greece, it's a spooky reality.
In recent days, the webs have draped plants, trees and boats along the lagoon in Aitoliko, a town of canals that's otherwise known as Greece's "Little Venice."

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the effect of receiving an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) between 2011 and 2013 on the annual rate of eight preventive services recommended for the Medicare population following the AWV. The study is published online in Preventive Medicine.

Portable pizza oven company Ooni is looking to hire people to taste-test its pizza – and they're paying between $300 and $1,000 per day, according to CNBC.
“We’re hiring multiple people for a number of Pizza Taste Tester roles,” the company said in a statement. “These roles will be a unique mix of recipe development, product testing and brand ambassadorship - pizza, pizza, and more pizza!“

TACOMA, Wash. -- The FBI is trying to find whoever killed a Tacoma single mother and left her body on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The remains of Jessica Jackson were found on September 13, but word is just getting out a full week later. "She has a daughter and she left a lot of family," said friend Cecelia Rivero. Rivero reported Jackson missing on September 4. Her body was found on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) training grounds in Spanaway. "It's just horrible," Rivero…

The iconic apparel brand is looking to make online fulfillment faster and more efficient by shipping orders from stores as well as warehouses.

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A Beacon Hill man reported that at least a dozen firearms and about 2,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen from his home, Seattle police said Thursday.

Former "Home & Family" co-host Mark Steines says he was fired as retaliation for supporting female employees' sexual harassment claims

"Maniac," Netflix's latest high-profile drama series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, bears little resemblance with its source material

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WILMINGTON, N. C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake appeared stable and Duke officials were monitoring it with helicopters and drones, Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Thursday, calling it "an evolving situation. "

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Tom Selleck has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board of directors. The former "Magnum, P. I. " star is a longtime gun fan and collector and he has been involved with the NRA for years, but his work schedule doesn't allow him to put in the hours for the embattled organization. "Tom Selleck has stepped down from the board of the NRA due to his work schedule," his publicist tells Reuters. "Mr. Selleck remains a member of the NRA.

ATHENS, Texas (AP) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy father-in-law
It's a decade-old accusation that Beto O'Rourke has denied and stems from his days on the El Paso City Council. An attorney who filed two ethics complaints against O'Rourke in…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds
Attorney General Alan Wilson said 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has been indicted on state charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office
Gov. Henry McMaster suspended Johnson on Wednesday following his indictment on more than two dozen federal charges including wire fraud and…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. Another law he approved requires milk or water to be the default drink sold with kids' meals at fast-food and full-service restaurants.
Neither law is an outright…

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Everyday it feels like science fiction and reality slide ever closer together. In the latest edition of “could this happen,” scientists have published a new study that weighs building massive berms to protect receding Antarctic glaciers.

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Seattle University said to be first in state to divest from fossil fuels
After a six-year campaign by student activists, Seattle University announced Wednesday it is selling off its investments in fossil fuels
A vote by the university’s board of trustees on Sept. 13 kicked off a five-year process to rid the school’s $230 million endowment of firms that own coal, oil or natural gas reserves.
The school has an intermediate deadline of jettisoning half its fossil fuel holdings in the next…

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Relatives of Kornkamon Leenawarat, 25, and Thiti-on Chotechuangsab, 32, returned to the University of Washington law students’ apartment with the monks last week to free their spirits from this place.