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Documents: Tacoma police using surveillance device to sweep up cellphone data

The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can ...

A man works on a cluster of cell phone antennae atop a small tower over a building near downtown Tacoma, August 26, 2014.

An artist in winter: Tacoma sculptor Larry Anderson winds down at age 73

Anderson has created more than 70 commissioned bronze sculptures — many of them for his hometown of Tacoma. One of them will be rededicated...

Person shot near 19th and MLK in Tacoma

A person was reportedly injured in a drive-by shooting near 19th Street South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma Tuesday night.

Man found in State Fair parking lot died from self-inflicted stab wound, police say

A man found dead Sunday in a Washington State Fair parking lot died from a self-inflicted stab wound, police said Tuesday.

Business

Weyerhaeuser Co. headed to Seattle from Federal Way

Weyerhaeuser will leave its landmark headquarters in Federal Way to move to a building south of downtown Seattle.

In this file photo from 2002, night falls over Weyerhaeuser's Federal Way headquarters.

S&P hitting 2000 is no reason for investors to worry

Bruce McCain, chief investment guru for KeyBank, says there’s still room on the upside for equities.

Boeing issues layoff warning notices to 70 workers

As Boeing adjusts its workforce to match its needs, the company has job listings for some 200 openings in Washington

Sports

Mariners announce multi-year extension for Jack Zduriencik

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, who entered the season under some heat to produce a winner, received a multi-year contract extension Tuesday...

Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik

Almost-Giant O’Brien Schofield could end up huge for Seahawks: “There is going to be disruption”

After a doctor failed him on a routine contract physical to deny him an $8 million payday with the New York Giants, the defensive end is flying into...

Seahawks defensive end O’Brien Schofield celebrates a sack against the Bears last week. Schofield nearly signed with the Giants, but failed a physical.

Paxton, M’s turn tables on Rangers in 5-0 win

Robinson Cano homers as Seattle hasn’t dropped back-to-back games in more than month.

Nation/World

Video game makers: Lohan sued us for attention

The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her.

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations...

German Minister of the Interior , Thomas de Maiziere right, and German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles,  left, attend a press conference in Berlin , Wednesday Aug. 27 2014. The German government on Wednesday proposed measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.  Thomas de Maiziere said that the Cabinet was proposing a six-month limit on EU citizens staying in the country, which is Europe’s biggest economy, without a job. In addition, he said EU citizens suspected of having abused Germany’s welfare system can be banned from re-entering the country. The new regulations were in line with those of other EU countries, he said.

Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival

A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations...

Enricco Masserdotti, right, and his colleague Carlo Gheda prepare a sign for the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The 71st edition of the festival opens on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and runs until Sept. 6.

Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong ...

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks...

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