Local ACLU suing Benton County; says court fees collection system "unconstitutional"
Benton County is being sued by the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a Seattle law firm because of what they say is an unconstitutional system for collecting court fees. The lawsuit is asking the court to determine Benton County’s system as unconstitutional.

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National & World (New) Federal investigators hope to find cargo ship's recorder
Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship as search crews continue looking for any survivors.

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Consumer Consumer Reports: Steamers to smooth out wrinkles Consumer Reports: Steamers to smooth out wrinkles
Fabric steamers are useful time-savers that can spiff up your wardrobe and refresh your curtains. Like irons, they used to take 2 full minutes to heat up. Now some go from zero to steam in less than 30 seconds and come with accessories to dewrinkle more efficiently. Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.

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Health Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.


Business (New) Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York
Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in New York state, becoming the latest retailer to respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's inquiry into the practice of requiring workers to report for shifts on short notice.
Business (New) Renewed AB InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle
Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller - in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter - should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.


Consumer Consumer Reports: Should you buy an ultra hd tv?
Sales of ultra high-definition TVs are up sharply this year. With their great picture quality, it’s no wonder. Ultra high-def TVs offer four times the pixels of regular HD TVs, which means four times the detail. The best models Consumer Reports tested offer superior picture quality, and the vast majority are smart TVs with access to Internet content.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Cutting teen car insurance costs
Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Consumer Reports’ exhaustive study of insurance rates found just how high they go up when you add a teen driver.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Best buy leaf blowers (Video)
With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Top pressure washers (Video)
Pressure washers are handy cleanup tools. Consumer Reports just tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver. And testers checked how quickly and effectively they remove paint and stubborn stains.