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Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy Smoky Air Blankets Northwest

Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service.

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

Celebs Join Lineup for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 16
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

NEWS | Aug 16
Indonesia's president urged his country to embrace its founding spirit of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year.

Van Damme's Son Pleads Guilty in Arizona Knife Incident

Van Damme's Son Pleads Guilty in Arizona Knife Incident

NEWS | Aug 16
A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

New McCartney Love Song Takes Direct, 'Raunchy' Approach

New McCartney Love Song Takes Direct, 'Raunchy' Approach

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 16
The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days.

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

"Social prescriptions," smart beds and digital programs for diabetes are among the futuristic innovations that could transform Great Britain's National Health Service, and perhaps, the world.

Suspect Says Smashing Trump's Star Was 'Right and Just Act'

Suspect Says Smashing Trump's Star Was 'Right and Just Act'

NEWS | Aug 16
The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act."

Watch: Gothenburg Celebrates EuroPride with Rainbow Trams

Watch: Gothenburg Celebrates EuroPride with Rainbow Trams

NEWS | Aug 16
Gothenburg prepares for EuroPride with a moving art exhibition where young artists have repainted the city's iconic trams in rainbow colors.

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

NEWS | By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.


News

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief's Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

NATIONAL | By Jill Colvin | Aug 16
President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.


Entertainment

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

After Alex Jones Timeout, Twitter CEO Mulls Deeper Changes

NATIONAL | By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 16
A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news.


Business

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

Colorado Baker: No Cake for Gender Transition Celebration

NATIONAL | By James Anderson | Aug 16
A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.


Technology

Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for 1 Week

Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for 1 Week

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 15
Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman | Aug 15
For about the same money or less, you can typically get more interior refinement and comfort, better performance, and a vehicle that generally feels more special.


Health/Fitness

Study Finds HIV Intervention That Reduces Risk Among Young Transgender Women

Study Finds HIV Intervention That Reduces Risk Among Young Transgender Women

HIV/AIDS | Aug 15
A new HIV prevention study found that Project Lifeskills significantly reduced sexual risk for HIV acquisition and transmission in sexually active young transgender women aged 16 to 29.


Travel

Woof! 5 Hotels to Celebrate National Dog Day

Woof! 5 Hotels to Celebrate National Dog Day

Aug 16
August 26 is the day when we give extra-special love to our furry friends. The following five hotels also think canines deserve VIP treatment 365 days per year.