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National Sports

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Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen battling Alzheimers, steps down

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Bowlen, 70, is one of the NFL's most well-known owners and guided the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances during his 30 years at the helm.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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

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LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

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The basketball star sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

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Seven ex-NFL players appeal concussion settlement

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Seven retired players are appealing a settlement between the league and former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions.

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Hernandez murder trial to start in January

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last summer.

Local News

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Contaminated chicken possibly sold in Whatcom stores

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Chicken recall effects local stores

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Record rain expected today, tomorrow

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Rainfall could break July records

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Local jobless rate tumbles

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WA unemployment rate down more than one percentage point

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Pilot survives helicopter crash

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Helicopter crashes near Oso, injuring pilot

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Wildfire now 16 percent contained

A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Senators ask for money to fight wildfires

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancing Grandpa is the best Grandpa

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This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!

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Honest ‘Forrest Gump’ trailer

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Take an honest look at the film that beat "Pulp Fiction," and "The Shawshank Redemption" for Best Picture in 1994.

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Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’

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With the reboot of the "TMNT" movie coming out next month, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.

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Queen’s guards play ‘Thrones’ theme

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During the changing of the royal guards at Buckingham Palace the crowd is surprised with a little musical entertainment.

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert battle to be the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert jump at the chance to prove they're the world's biggest Star Wars fans and win a chance to be in "Episode VII."

Entertainment

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‘The Best Man’ set for ‘threequel’

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The new film appears to pick up from news Howard's character drops at the end of the "The Best Man Holiday," which was released last November.

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Will Ferrell bringing ‘Manimal’ to big screen

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The "Anchorman" star and his producing partner are planning another feature film.

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Batman Day honors 75 years of the Dark Knight

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DC Comics marks 75 years of Gotham's top crime-fighter today.

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Today in entertainment history: July 23

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

Local Sports

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Bellingham 11-U team wins opener at Pacific NW Regional

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Eastern Montana is next in the winners bracket

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Bells drop series opener in Yakima

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Ludwig gets roughed up to suffer first loss

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Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi reacts to making a three-pointer against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half in Game 1 of their WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal series on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Mercury won 86-75.

Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

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DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory

New York Mets manager Terry Collins looks on from along the dugout during warm-ups prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

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Walker to start against Mets Wednesday

Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The Seattle Mariners will start Taijuan Walker on the mound in Wednesday’s affair against the New York Mets.

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Smoak optioned to Tacoma

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The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to AAA Tacoma and recalled starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.

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Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings 

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field at an NFL football minicamp practice Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

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Seattle Storm back from all-star break tonight

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Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury coming to the Key

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July 23, 2014

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PHOTOS: Check out the shots from a fabulous Humor for Hunger night with Michael Koenen & Jake Locker & The Zone guys!

WATCH: Metallica’s ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad

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VIDEO: Metallica is looking for work in their new ad for ESPN’s “SportsCenter.

The Lombardi Trophy comes to Bellingham!

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PHOTOS: The 12th Man was out in force for the Bellingham appearance of the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

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