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‘Mad Max’ prequel shot in Outback to be released in 2023

SYDNEY (AP) — A prequel to the “Mad Max” movie franchise starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth will be filmed in Australia, officials said on Monday. “Furiosa” is slated for release in mid-2023 and is expected to become the biggest film ever made in Australia, New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. Hemsworth said…

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Remote Alaska villages boast high vaccination rates

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi arrived to see elders waiting in the lobby for a COVID-19 vaccine. Waghiyi, 66, said he joined them…

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Crews continue to battle brush fire in south King County

Firefighters are continuing to work on putting out a brush fire that started in south King County Sunday. No homes or structures have been damaged.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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This Week: Netflix, AmEx results, US home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: BINGE THIS Wall Street expects Netflix’s latest quarterly report card will show the video streaming service didn’t skip a beat after a strong 2020. Analysts predict the company will report Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings and revenue increased sharply from…

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Snohomish County urges social distancing as sunny weekend brings people to beaches and parks

“If there’s no space, find another place.” With COVID-19 cases rising in Snohomish County, parks officials urge visitors to avoid overcrowding.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Haniger, France lead Mariners past Astros 7-2 – Sun, 18 Apr 2021 PST

SEATTLE – Ty France hit a two-run home run, six Seattle pitchers combined on a one-hitter and the Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday. Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Prince Philip laid to rest in ceremony praising his courage and support for the queen

The funeral reflected Philip’s military ties, both as a ceremonial commander of many units and as a veteran of war.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Search for 9 missing from capsized boat in Gulf on 6th day – Sun, 18 Apr 2021 PST

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Leonard returns, Clippers rout Timberwolves 124-105

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George led five starters in double figures with 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-105 on Sunday night for their eighth win in nine games. Kawhi Leonard had 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in his return from a four-game absence because of a…

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Key events since George Floyd’s arrest and death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd’s arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a corner grocery and encounter a Black man,…

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Multiple agencies respond to large brush fire in south King County

A large brush fire is burning near Black Diamond in south King County. No homes or structures have been damaged.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Attorneys at Chauvin trial in Floyd death make final pitch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday, each side seeking to distill three weeks of testimony to persuade jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict. For prosecutors, Derek Chauvin recklessly squeezed the life from…

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Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Carrie Underwood’s performance stood out the most. She was joined by gospel legend CeCe Winans and the dynamic duo blended their voices onstage.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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After child dies, US regulator says to stop using Peloton treadmill

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in at least one incident, a child was pulled under the treadmill while a parent was running on it.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night – Sun, 18 Apr 2021 PST

NEW YORK – Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honors, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held onto her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave…

Former Eastern Washington stars Tanner and Jacob Groves commit to Oklahoma – Sun, 18 Apr 2021 PST

Tanner Groves, who scored 35 points against the Jayhawks in Eastern Washington’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss last month, is headed to the Big 12 Conference after committing to Oklahoma Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Starting in 2023, an estimated 420,000 Washingtonians will get tax rebates of $300 to $1,200 – Sun, 18 Apr 2021 PST

In 2008, the Washington Legislature passed a tax rebate for low-income workers, pledging to send them a few hundred bucks a year to make up – at least a little – for how they’re penalized by the state’s regressive sales tax. Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Bumgarner back on track as Arizona beats Washington 5-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had his best outing of the season, allowing a run over five innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-2 Sunday after Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch. Bumgarner (1-2) gave up just two hits and dropped his ERA from 11.20 to 8.68 through four starts. He struck…

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Knicks rally late, top Pelicans in OT for 6th win in row

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 33 points and 10 assists, Derrick Rose made huge plays all over the court to spark New York’s streak-saving finish and the Knicks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-112 in overtime on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory. Rose scored 23 points. He had the assist on Reggie…

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Adobe co-founder and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Adobe’s CEO said Charles “Chuck” Geschke has been “a guide and hero” for the tech industry for decades.          Top Featured Tags: – Washington NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Wolff: Russell has lots to learn after crash with Bottas

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — As well as damaging his car, George Russell could have damaged his Mercedes future after a high-speed crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola on Sunday. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Russell still has “lots to learn.” The 23-year-old Russell is in his final season with Williams and has been tipped…

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