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Sea star disease strikes peninsula marine centers

Today at 11:33 a.m.

— The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections in Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.

  • US stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales

    U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.

  • Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

    Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.

  • Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant

    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

  • Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

    A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

  • Tornado damages city north of Boston

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.

  • Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.

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