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April 24, 2014 in Sports

Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life.


April 24, 2014 in Sports

Pujols joins 500 club

Albert Pujols belted two homers to reach the 500 home run milestone as he powered the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2.


April 24, 2014 in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, April 23.


April 24, 2014 in Music

Led Zeppelin back with ‘Whole Lotta’ unreleased tunes

The rock legends will publish a number of unreleased tracks, including an alternate version of "Whole Lotta Love."


April 24, 2014 in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Brian Williams raps ‘Gin & Juice’

After he leaves the "NBC Nightly News," Brian Williams might have a future in music.


April 24, 2014 in Entertainment

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star accused of kidnapping, beating Vegas woman

A star of the reality TV show is due in court in Las Vegas to face first degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion charges.


April 24, 2014 in National

Obama reassures Japan, other allies as Asia trip begins

Chinese state media greeted Obama's arrival with accusations the U.S. of wants to "cage" the emerging superpower.


April 24, 2014 in National

‘Bridgegate’ scandal threatens next World Trade Center tower

The "Bridgegate" scandal that rocked Gov. Chris Christie's administration is threatening the next World Trade Center.


April 24, 2014 in National

PHOTOS: Washington state mudslide

Dozens of homes were destroyed in a deadly landslide in rural Washington state on March 22.

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April 24, 2014 in Local

County loosens neighborhood pot zoning rule

Zoning compromise for county pot shops

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April 24, 2014 in Local

County votes to buy State Street Property

County council trades leasing for ownership

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April 24, 2014 in Local

Boy hit by car, OK

Car hits boy in Ferndale, no charges

Photo courtesy of City of Bellingham

April 24, 2014 in Local

String of break-ins near Whatcom Creek

Thieves using city creek as hiding place

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April 24, 2014 in Local

Supreme Court rules on race admissions, WWU president under fire

Ban on race based college admission upheld

Photo courtesy of the City of Bellingham

April 24, 2014 in Local

Waterfront park tour open to public

City giving sneak-peak tour of Bellingham waterfront plans

Posing for a picture in front of Bellingham's roving parklet

April 24, 2014 in Local

Bellingham: ‘Up and Coming’ city

Top rising cities in Washington includes Bellingham


April 24, 2014 in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 23

A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J.

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Report: Seahawks, Sherman close to contract extension?

"No timetable" says Seahawks GM John Schneider in response to's Jason La Confora's report.

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Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game, according to STATS. About three months past his 34th birthday, he's also the third-youngest to get to 500.

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GNAC Golf Tourney: WWU women wins by 24 strokes; Men finish in 4th

Viking women have top three in medalist play, Bourland, Branigan and Hansen. Western men still expected to earn a berth in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional on May 5-7.

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William Hurt exits George Allman biopic


The actor has pulled out of "Midnight Rider," two months after a camera assistant died while filming a scene.

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Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.

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For Wrigley, it’s party of a century

Jake Schrum, 10, of Cedar Lake, Ind., holds a sign during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at the Chicago ballpark, Wrigley got quite the birthday bash on Wednesday afternoon

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Tracy McGrady signs with baseball team

Retired NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady throws a pitch at the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball stadium Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sugar Land, Texas. McGrady hopes to try out as a pitcher for the independent Atlantic League Skeeters.

The former NBA star signed Wednesday to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters in the independent Atlantic League.

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Suns’ Dragic voted NBA’s most improved


Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named most improved player.

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