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UPDATES and ADDITIONS:

WASHINGTON EMISSIONS, 2nd Ld-Writethru

SCOW-LAKEWOOD POLICE KILLINGS, 3rd Ld-Writethru

HOLIDAY TRAVEL-WEATHER, 4th Ld-Wriethru

CASEY KASEM-HOSPITAL, 4th Ld-Writethru

And briefs

SCOW-LAKEWOOD POLICE KILLINGS

SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed gun convictions and exceptional sentences issued to two people who helped Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop in 2009. Clemmons’ aunt, Letrecia Nelson, and friend Eddie Lee Davis were convicted of rendering criminal assistance for helping Clemmons evade capture, as well as possession of a stolen firearm. Davis was sentenced to 10 years; Nelson got six. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 540 words.

WASHINGTON EMISSIONS

SEATTLE - A new state report shows the state’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011. The latest data shows that about 92 million metric tons of carbon dioxide was released in 2011, compared to about 96 million metric tons the year before. By Phuong Le. SENT: 430 words.

CASEY KASEM-HOSPITAL

TACOMA - The widow of radio legend Casey Kasem is suing a hospital in Washington state for the medical records from the last weeks of his life. Jean Kasem’s lawsuit filed earlier this month in Pierce County Superior Court seeks his entire medical record, The News Tribune reported. That includes his medical charts, laboratory results, billing records, notes, medications prescribed and the log of people who visited him. SENT: 360 words. AP Photo NY796.

MARIJUANA-HOMELESS

DENVER - Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible. By Sadie Gurman. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos COBL402, COBL405, COBL401, COBL403, COBL404.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL-WEATHER

NEW YORK - Christmas Eve shaped up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for travelers in the Great Lakes, the Northeast and a storm-battered swath of the South. By Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

LAST GASP TREATMENT

SEATTLE - A Seattle baby is home in time for Christmas after local doctors bet on a last-chance, once-discarded treatment that uses liquid, not air, to inflate the collapsed lungs of fragile newborns. Tatiana Saiaana, now nearly 4 months old, smiled and stared with big brown eyes at a sparkling tree in her family’s Seward Park-area home this week, safe in the lap of her mother, Elise Pele, 28. AP Member Exchange by Jonel Aleccia, The Seattle Times. SENT: 1,140 words. AP Photos WASET101-102.

SPORTS:

FBN—SEAHAWKS-RECORD DEFENSE

RENTON, Wash. - In the locker room after stifling Arizona, Michael Bennett was holding court, more than happy to proclaim this Seattle Seahawks’ defense as the best all-time. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words.

With:

- RAMS-SEAHAWKS CAPSULE - Rams-Seahawks Capsule.

FBN—RAMS-TACKLE BATTLE

ST. LOUIS - Last year, Alec Ogletree ended James Laurinaitis’ four-year run as the St. Louis Rams’ leading tackler. The linebackers are 1-2 heading into the finale at Seattle. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

IN BRIEF:

-HEALTH OVERHAUL - Washington health exchange gives people with technical problems more time to sig

-ICE CREAM RECALL - State health officials say two illnesses have been linked to products recently recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream.

- AVIAN FLU-DELAWARE - Delaware officials urge vigilance against avian flu.

- WINTER FERRY SCHEDULE - Washington ferries start winter schedule Sunday.

- ESPRESSO STAND ROBBERIES - Teen thought Snohomish County robberies worth it.

- SPOKANE VALLEY BANK EMBEZZLING - Spokane Valley bank manager admits embezzling.

- PASCO GANG VIOLENCE - Not guilty plea in Pasco gang shootings.

- OFFICER-CHILD RAPE - Mistrial in conviction of ex-Beaverton officer.

- SMALL DOG MAIL - Small dog keeps mail carrier away in Spokane.

- CHRISTMAS WEATHER - Cloudy Christmas forecast for Washington.

- VACANT HOUSE ASSAULT - Inspector robbed at vacant house in Kennewick.

- HYPNOTIZED SEX - Hypnotized sex case costs Kennewick man his job.

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