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The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the three Oregon men as persons of interest in the Aug. 9 homicides in rural Benton County.
A Kennewick man is going to prison for at least 12 years for sexually assaulting a grade-school girl on several occasions.

Woman Dies from Injuries after Being Hit by a Car
KENNEWICK, WA - The Kennewick Police traffic division is still investigating a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash. One victim, Raquel Middleton, remained in critical condition at Kadlec Regional Medical Center on Sunday. The second person hit was treated and ...

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Mid-Columbia student test scores from last spring show areas of promise and concern, at least in subjects where results are available.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Scientists: Mysterious Kennewick Man looked Polynesian and came from far away
Washington Post
The mysterious Kennewick Man, who died 9,000 years ago in the Columbia River Valley, was a seal hunter who rambled far and wide with a projectile point lodged in his hip, five broken ribs that never healed properly, two small dents in his skull and a ...

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he did not turn to the military for help to defuse the stand-off.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.

Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise, went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game after the scout heckled him. According to, Montero went into the stands with a bat after the scout ordered him to hustle off the field in Spanish and had an ice cream sandwich sent to him in the dugout. The cross-checker, who was overseeing other Mariners scouts, was apparently teasing Montero about his weight. Montero had reported to spring training 40 pounds overweight.
QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 43 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria.

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.
There is some uncertainty whether the N.F.L. will follow through with its newfound sensitivity when it comes to domestic violence.

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