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SUNRISE: 5:40 AM
SUNSET: 8:50 PM

BARRICADES IN BEACH DESTINATION COMING DOWN AFTER SHOOTINGS

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coastal city will begin removing barricades set up along a key street after six shootings in three days in June. News outlets report Myrtle Beach city manager John Pedersen says the barricades on parts of Ocean Boulevard will be removed starting Wednesday. Myrtle Beach is the heart […]

MAN SENTENCED TO 120 DAYS IN JAIL AFTER PET FISH CUT IN HALF

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports (http://bit.ly/2uwo8kj ) 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a charge of cruelty […]

BOEING BEATS 2Q PROFIT FORECASTS

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.76 billion, after suffering a loss a year earlier. The Chicago company had net income of $2.89 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.55 per share, blowing past the per-share forecast of $2.32 from industry analysts, according to a poll by Zacks Investment […]

DRUGMAKER GSK REVIEWING ITS R&D PROGRAMS UNDER NEW CEO

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says it will halt some 30 clinical and pre-clinical programs as it reviews its research and development pipeline and focuses on improving efficiency. London-based GSK says it will also undertake a strategic review of its Rare Diseases unit and “is now considering options for future ownership of these assets.” The […]

SEATTLE’S SOFTWARE JOB OPENINGS OUTPACE SILICON VALLEY’S

The Seattle metro area accounted for 16.9 percent of the open software-related jobs posted on Glassdoor’s website on June 1. Silicon Valley — including the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas — came in at 16 percent.

POLICE: WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TOPLESS ROAD RAGE ATTACK

SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2vZziMl) the other motorist turned out to be an off-duty police officer who called the Sandwich Police […]

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City Information & Statistics

Seattle () is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 704,352 residents as of 2016, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. The Seattle area was previously inhabited by Native Americans for... View More Information at Wikipedia

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