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Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they're legitimate copies of the new program. The attachments contain a "ransomware" program that, when opened, locks ...

FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Gerardo Parra scores against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game  in Milwaukee. The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left fielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for a minor league pitcher. The deal, reached hours before Friday's, July 31, 2015,  non-waiver trade deadline, will be complete when both players pass their physicals.(AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

The Latest: Hamels, Cespedes top names dealt at deadline

Here are the latest developments as Major League Baseball hits a deadline Friday for trades where players do not first have to pass through waivers (all times Eastern): 7:20 p.m. One more deal announced, bringing the total for the deadline day to 16 trades. The Pirates acquired first baseman Michael ...

In this photo taken Monday, July 27, 2015, Bob Donegan, president of Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants, stands below a Native American artwork in one of the company's restaurants in Seattle. After Seattle's new minimum wage law took effect last April 1, Ivar’s announced that it was jacking up its prices by about 21 percent, eliminating tipping as a routine procedure, and immediately paying all its hourly workers a $15 per hour. They began the new pay rate three years earlier than the law required. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

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. It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with wages as much ...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a pass during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots in Glendale, Ariz. Wilson tweeted Friday morning, July 31, 2015, that he has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Pay day: Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks

Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Those worries about Wilson hitting free agency or Seattle having to use a franchise tag are now tabled for another five seasons. ...

Boaters gather as the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., Thursday, July 30, 2015. The Fennica left dry dock and made its way down the Willamette River toward the Pacific Ocean soon after authorities forced the demonstrators from the river and the St. Johns Bridge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor. ...

Judge tosses lawsuit seeking Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking the release of graphic photos and records from Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death scene. The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/vCPaBF ) that King County Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle dismissed Richard Lee's lawsuit over procedural missteps. Lee insists Cobain was murdered, despite overwhelming ...

Christopher Anderson, who used to live in Alaska, holds a sign in support of Shell near where activists hang from the St. Johns Bridge in an effort to block the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica from leaving for Alaska in Portland, Ore., Thursday, July 30, 2015. The icebreaker, which is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast, stopped short of the hanging blockade, turned around and sailed back to a dock at the Port of Portland. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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. It was the latest standoff between protesters and the company over its plans to search for oil at the top ...

Activists hang off the St. Johns Bridge to protest Shell Oil's drilling in the Arctic, in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The thirteen protesters dangled from the bridge while another 13 remained on the bridge as lookouts. Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard said the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. (Bruce Ely/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO LOCAL INTERNET (THE MERCURY, WILLAMETTE WEEK, PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT)

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path. The Fennica left dry dock and made its ...

Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

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. That's a far cry from the company's goal of getting Windows 10 onto a billion devices within three years. Microsoft says it's ...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 1993 file photo, Nirvana band members, Chris Novoselic, from left, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain pose, with an unidentified man, right, after receiving an award for best alternative video for "In Bloom" at the 10th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, Calif.  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. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments Friday, July 31, 2015, over whether to proceed with a trial after Richard Lee, who runs a Seattle public access TV show, sued the city and the Seattle Police Department for the material he says will show Cobain didn’t die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1994, The Seattle Times reported. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

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. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments Friday over whether to proceed with a ...

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