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More than 70 cats rescued from ‘hoarder’ couple’s home

The Humane Society shelter in Silverdale, Washington, became a full house after animal control officials began the rescue of more than 70 cats and kittens from a local couple. The Kitsap Sun reported on Friday that 46 of the cats were turned over by the couple after officials arrived at…

Gingrich: Me dropping out just ‘a Washington, New York fixation’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would continue to campaign until Mitt Romney obtained all the delegates he needed to win the nomination. “I was in North Carolina yesterday,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Not a single person asked me to drop out and many, many people…

WATCH LIVE: Santorum gives speech after primaries

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks after the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Wisconsin primaries. Watch live, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Government takes 92-year-old woman’s money after believing she died

A 92-year-old woman from Port Angeles, Washington revealed Friday afternoon that she had lost thousands of dollars due to her bank and the government believing she was dead, according to KOMO-TV. Betty Longshore told her unusual story Friday of how her bank, First Federal, was sent a notice by the…

Obama campaign takes in $5 million in one day

US President Barack Obama, juggling dual roles as fundraiser extraordinaire and commander-in-chief, piled up a cool five million dollars in a lucrative single-day campaign blitz. In no other country is a leader expected to tend to a deteriorating war he is leading in Afghanistan on the same day as conducting…

Afghan shooting latest scandal for troubled U.S. base

SEATTLE, Washington — The US soldier held for shooting dead 16 Afghan villagers at the weekend was stationed at a military base south of Seattle which has been plagued by scandal and tragedy. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which could in theory host a court martial for the unidentified serviceman, has…

Romney: ‘I am big believer in getting money’ from Washington

In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C., despite his current attacks on federal subsidies. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney said in an address to the…

Alleged WikiLeaks source Manning to be charged

Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of leaking a trove of secret military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website, was to be formally charged in a military court on Thursday. The 24-year-old will be charged with 22 counts — the most serious being aiding the enemy — in a…

Washington man burns down house, killing self and children

Officers in Graham, Washington found the bodies of a father and his two children on Sunday, after the man apparently set his own home ablaze. According to CBS News, Josh Powell set his home ablaze with his two sons, seven-year-old Charles and five-year-old Braden, trapped with him. Powell’s wife, Susan,…

Washington state marijuana legalization headed for ballot

(Reuters) – Supporters of legalizing marijuana for recreational use have submitted enough signatures to put the matter to voters in Washington state in a bold move that, if successful, could put Olympia on a collision course with the federal government. The group New Approach Washington submitted nearly 278,000 valid signatures…

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