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SEATTLE - Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clean technologies is a top agenda item as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle Tuesday, almost a year after he and President Barack Obama announced their nations would cooperate to fight climate change. By Gene Johnson And Phuong Le. SENT: 740 words, AP Photos, video. DEVELOPING.


-CHINESE PRESIDENT-THE LATEST: Updates from Xi’s visit.

-SEATTLE’S CHINESE RESIDENTS: Seattle metro area eighth in US for Chinese-born residents.


BILLINGS, Mont. -A cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday, as they sought to safeguard the habitat of a declining species while maintaining key pieces of the American West’s economy - oil and gas drilling and ranching. By Matthew Brown And Mead Gruver. SENT: 890 words, With AP Photos.





SEATTLE - Opening statements are scheduled on Tuesday in the trial of the father of a Washington state teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and himself in October. Raymond Lee Fryberg is charged with six counts of illegally possessing firearms. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. With AP Photos.


ASOTIN, Wash.- A prosecutor in Washington’s southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against three teenagers because his office misinterpreted recent changes in state law. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK - Starbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, breakfast sandwiches and other items you want could be waiting for you by the time you arrive. By Food Industry Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 530 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has released a major update for Office, one of its most successful software products, with new features that reflect the company’s effort to adapt to shifts in how people use computers and software. By Brandon Bailey. SENT: 480 words.


HONOLULU (AP) - Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Aloha and ATA airlines shut down nearly simultaneously in the spring of 2008, and the Seattle-based carrier stepped in to fill the void. An AP Member Exchange by Dave Segal, Honoluly Star-Advertiser. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos pursuing.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie makes his first start in more than a month as the Royals try to clinch a share of their first division crown since 1985. They need to beat the Seattle Mariners and hope second-place Minnesota loses at home to Cleveland. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 5:10 p.m. With hometown lead on losing team.


SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State completed its non-conference schedule with a 2-1 record, about what many fans expected. What was not expected was that the lone loss would be to FCS Portland State. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 450 words by noon.


-PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION: The state agency that helps the public keep up with campaign finance information and investigates complaints of election-law violations has named a new executive director.

-HEALTH OVERHAUL: People buying health insurance through the Washington exchange will begin paying their insurance premiums directly to insurance companies instead of the exchange as of Wednesday evening.

-CORRECTIONS SECRETARY: Washington state Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner has announced he is leaving the department to work at a private company that runs prisons in eight states.

-AMAZON-PRIME PRICE CUT: Amazon cuts price of Prime membership to $67 for 1 day to celebrate Transparent Emmy wins.

-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION-SENTENCING: Thurston County man gets 5 years in prison for having sex with teen runaway.

-ARLINGTON-DOG TETHERING: Arlington City Council adopts new tethering restrictions as community rallies around dog.

-SEATTLE-BODY CAMERAS: Seattle police receive $600,000 in federal funding to expand body camera program.

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