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With students back in class after the holidays, local doctors continue to be swamped with flu cases… and they say it’s not getting any better. The latest weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control shows the flu becoming even more widespread. Doctors expect a big spike in flu cases this week. Doctors said someone diagnosed with the flu is able to infect others for up to seven days.
Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Divers will attempt to bring the boxes to the surface today.
TIME FOR A GETAWAY? January is generally the cheapest month of the year to fly. January (and part of February) is a dead zone for most airlines. For the ultimate January bargain, fly the three cheapest days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Best: Depart Wednesday, return Tuesday
Idling your car is not actually the most efficient way to get it warm, or the best for its health. The idea of letting your car idle dates back to the 80s when cars were built with carburetors. Modern-day fuel injection technology gets your engine lubricated much quicker. Driving the car will warm it up faster than idling and a brief idling time of no more than 30 seconds is all that’s needed. Positive Prep
More couples are going with food trucks instead of an extravagant meals at their weddings.
A break-in in North Seattle caught on surveillance video is raising questions about whether criminals are using some kind of new technology to break into cars. Something Electronic? Surveillance video recently captured by a North Seattle homeowner shows a man approaching a locked minivan, checking the handle of the door, taking his hands off the car, and moments later the van’s dome light turns on, indicating that it became unlocked.