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Clerk doesn’t buy man’s gun threat

Employee rebuffs convenience store robber

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.

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Bellingham car dealerships swap brand

Local car lot gives up GM franchise to another

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Ecology’s plan for waterfront site ready for review

Cleanup plan caps containation at Weldcraft Steel and Marine

With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA’s Clippers

Shelly Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday.

A Palestinian walks on the rubble of the house of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, hit by a pre-dawn Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling.

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.

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How to cool a drink in two minutes

Never drink a lukewarm beverage again! Check out this helpful summer trick.

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Bellingham ranked second best place to raise kids in Wash.

Estately.com ranks Bellingham as family friendly city

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

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Triple digits give no relief to firefighters

Firefighting efforts getting help from D.C.

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Water and sewer rates could rise in Lake Whatcom neighborhoods

Rate hikes proposed for Lake Whatcom area

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Three jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

Oil train protest in Anacortes ends in arrests

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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

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Bellingham Post 7 baseball season comes to an end

Bellingham wraps up the season with a 41-and-10 record.

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse in action at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

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Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock for Seattle

Once an undrafted free agent and seeming longshot to make the Seahawks roster, Kearse might now fall into the category of being a lock when the final 53-man roster

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DI all-star shortstop, Fine, transferring to WWU  

Mount Vernon graduate, Alicia Fine, who played last three years at Portland State will transfer to WWU beginning this fall.

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Haley verbally commits to UW

The UW basketball team has gotten it's verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting class, point guard Jermaine Haley.

FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

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Byron Scott to lead Lakers…or will he?

The club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.

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Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

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The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

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The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30

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The Hollywood headlines that made history.

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James Brown biopic revels in drama and dance moves

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

Chadwick Boseman nails Brown's singular mannerisms and raspy voice in the new biopic "Get On Up."

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.