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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories, Friday, July 31.

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Reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his identity

An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.

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Today in entertainment history: July 31

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Rosario drives in 3, leads Twins to win over Mariners

Minnesota Twins snap a four-game skid with a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

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Man gets life in prison for slaying Seattle police officer

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot

Opponents of Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative are suing to keep the measure off of the November ballot.

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Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2

A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has pleaded guilty.

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Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from tribe

The former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $34,000 from the tribe in northwest Washington.

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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, Oregon, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

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USGS awards $4M to boost earthquake early warning systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

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Ferndale teen killed in crash on Laurel Rd. in Whatcom County

The State Patrol says Michael Waltari’s pickup drove off the road, hit a power pole and landed on its top Thursday afternoon.

Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez swings and misses a pitch in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Cincinnati. Gomez walked in the at bat. Cincinnati won the game 5-3.

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Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

Houston, which also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal, sent four prospects to the Brewers: left-hander Josh Hader, right-hander Adrian Houser and outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana

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Haggen struggles in Seattle market

The cuts are connected to layoffs in the southwest after the Bellingham grocer acquired 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores earlier this year.

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New Costco approved with storm water mitigation facility

Permits were approved for a new Costco on West Bakerview road.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Chris Petersen speaks at Pac-12 media day, Dawgs also receive commit

Petersen discussed the Huskies quarterback competition, the lack of seniors and returning to Boise State. California cornerback Kentrell Love is the eighth known commit for the 2016 class.

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DRIVE Act draws support from both parties

The DRIVE Act drew support from both parties including Senator Patty Murray and will help improve our ferries, support new public transit, and make moving freight safer.

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Rats on the move in developing Lynden

Rats are a growing concern in Lynden as new development has eliminated former habitats leaving many rats racing around town looking for a new home.

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New bill allows pharmacists to prescribe, treat, and bill insurance.

Governor Jay Inslee signs a bill letting pharmacists treat patients, prescribe medication, and bill insurance companies for their time.

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Pac-12 commish: No expansion plans, but bright future ahead

“I do not see us expanding in the foreseeable future,” Commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday while opening the Pac-12’s media days. “We are delighted with 12 schools. It’s worked exceedingly well for us.”

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HBO documentary, concert special to focus on U2

The Irish rockers are set to take fans behind the scenes of their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour.

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Richie Sambora developing TV show

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The former Bon Jovie rocker is expanding his resumé by developing a TV show for HBO.

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Slash to producer slasher film

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The former Guns 'N Roses star has teamed up with horror production firm Revolver Picture Company for a new movie franchise.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

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Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

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Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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A new milestone for Facebook

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For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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