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  • Hundreds Expected At Olympia Oil Train Hearing

    OIl-Train-1Environmentalists planned to pack the Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. The Washington Environmental Council told The Olympian more than 600 people indicated they planned to attend. About 200 people attended a… Read More +

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  • Seattle Trades Away Smoak

    smoak3312014Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that first baseman Justin Smoak was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 39 players. Smoak, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, appeared in 496 games for the Mariners after joining the club on July 9, 2010.

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Jeff Bezos Flown from Galapagos Cruise After Kidney Stone Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_02eaca59d4.jpgPhoto by David Ryder/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com was taken by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands to his private jet so that he could return to the U.S. to receive emergency treatment for an apparent kidney stone attack. According to a statement from the Ecuadorian Navy, Bezos was flown off the cruise on New Year's Day.

The helicopter flew him to his private jet, which was stationed on Baltra Island. Bezos' family and business associates sent messages of thanks to the Ecuadorian Navy.

Amazon sent ABC News a brief statement from Jeff Bezos, "Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars." 

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