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Lawmakers turn up heat
on troubled ferry system

The ferry Tacoma gets towed on July 29 after an electrical failure left it adrift. This incident was one of several problems to hit the Washington State Ferries this summer, prompting lawmakers to discuss how to fix the ferry system.

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The ferry Tacoma gets towed on July 29 after an electrical failure left it adrift. This incident was one of several problems to hit the Washington State Ferries this summer, prompting lawmakers to discuss how to fix the ferry system.

Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99's four-day closure

The four-day closure of Highway 99 in Seattle will bring big slowdowns into and out of downtown, especially for detoured buses. Metro Transit is telling riders to consider alternate forms of transportation.

UPDATE - 11:23 PM
Extremists behead U.S. journalist, threaten to kill second captive

James Foley, a freelance photojournalist, was taken prisoner in northwest Syria in November 2012 while on assignment for the Global Post. Islamic State posted a video threatening another execution if the U.S. doesn't pull back.

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Working out with an American Ninja Warrior

James "Beast" McGrath, an "American Ninja Warrior" competitor, shares some of his workout routines and mental strategy he uses to be competitive in the show.

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