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  • Man Rescued From Fall At High Steel Bridge

    steelbridgerescue A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state's highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A Special Operations Rescue Team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel… Read More +

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  • Robbers Hit 5 Banks In 8 Days

    cop lights dayAuthorities are looking for a trio of robbers they say have hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and south King counties. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Tuesday that three men are in their 20's. The… Read More +

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  • Mariners Over Indians 5-2

    mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6).

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Ahead of January Jobs Report

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3a070de9c5.jpgglegorly/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims wrapped up the month of January by falling to 331,000 last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. For the week ending Feb. 1, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 20,000. The previous week, claims stood at 351,000 -- an upward revision of 3,000.

The four-week average, meanwhile, went up, increasing by 250 to 334,000.

On Friday, Americans will get a better picture of how the job market fared last month when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET

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