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Local Photos: Sakura-Con hits Seattle (Photo Gallery)
The annual anime convention Sakura-Con kicked off day one of their weekend residence in downtown Seattle this morning. Upwards of 50,000 people attend Sakura-Con every year.
Local Help authorities capture KBOI's Most Wanted(Photo Gallery)
Here you will find KBOI's most wanted suspects as determined by local and state police agencies. Listed with each suspect's mug shot is the person's name, warrant and available bond information. If you know where any of these suspects are you can call 208-343-COPS or you can submit a tip via Crime Stoppers Website. Do not try and apprehend any of these suspects.
Local Sun Valley region airport gets $18M grant
The Idaho Mountain Express reports the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey was awarded the money earlier this week as part of a series of federal grants expected to cover most of the cost of a $34 million construction project.

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YouNews Goose looking at Capital Goose looking at Capital
This goose was striking posing on the 4th floor of the Chase building, checking out the State Capital.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Homesick for prison, man robs bank and waits for cops Homesick for prison, man robs bank and waits for cops
Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason: He was homesick for prison.

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Local Prosecutor: No charges in Wash. park fake kidnapping
A prosecutor in Sequim (Skwim), Wash., says no charges will be filed against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real.

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National & World US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.
National & World (New) Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case
A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.

Sports

Sports Broncos thwart Spartan comeback(Video)
Boise State (22-18, 7-6 MW) picked up the series-opening victory despite being outhit 10-5. The win moves the Broncos a half game closer to conference leader Fresno State (8-4), who is idle this weekend.
Sports Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

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Home Job applicants for World's Toughest Job get big shock Job applicants for World's Toughest Job get big shock(Video)
Of 2.7 million people who saw a job posting by a Boston agency for a 'director of operations' position, just 24 applied. That's likely because of the brutal requirements.

The website rehtom.net posted the job and paid for ads, hoping to get the right applicant.

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Business Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

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Technology 5 features an Amazon phone might offer 5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.

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Technology

Technology Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.
Technology Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Health Link

Health Link DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

Business

Business Venture investments highest since 2001
Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
Business Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in."
Business Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer
Serving local geuze, triples and pils beers for generations, the pub has embodied what the drink means to Belgians. Now, the tables are often empty, a sign of the hard times many pubs have fallen upon as Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to.
Business China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted
Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals.
Business Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly
The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees by up to 50 percent compared with similar services elsewhere.

Entertainment

Entertainment Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.