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AP Top Washington Headlines At 12:47 a.m. PDT

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling
A blockade in Portland, Oregon, that included environmental protesters dangling from a bridge unsuccessfully attempted to keep a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic....

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule....

2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 21-year-old Yakima County man has been sentenced to three months of incarceration for illegally killing an eagle and offering feathers for sale....

Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10
PALO ALTO, California (AP) -- Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download....

Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for ballot
SEATTLE (AP) -- An initiative that would make it a crime for people to sell, trade or barter animal parts of endangered species has qualified for the November election....

Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills 1 woman
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- A BNSF Railway spokesman says one woman has died after a northbound commuter train struck her vehicle in the Puyallup area....

USGS awards $4M to boost earthquake early warning systems
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems....

Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from tribe
SEATTLE (AP) -- The former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $34,000 from the tribe in northwest Washington....

Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has pleaded guilty....

Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealed
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago....