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The lives taken in the Italian earthquake rose to at least 247 on as of today as rescue crews hunted for dozens of people feared trapped under rubble in mountainous towns in central Italy. Searchers are still hopeful. . . In one of the towns, video footage showed rescuers cheering and clapping as a 10-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble after being trapped for 17 hours.
The Brazilian Senate begins the last phase of President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial Thursday, after she was suspended in May for misleading Brazilians about the economy. Rousseff’s accusers say that during the run-up to her 2014 re-election bid, her government failed to make payments on social programs but claimed the payments were being made. Rousseff has denied any wrongdoing and her defenders argue that an accounting error is being used against her.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has temporarily suspended the sale of fishing, hunting licenses amid security concerns while it investigates the vulnerability of its licensing sale system. The agency uses an outside vendor who recently was exploited in several states — including Washington — allowing access to some personal information given by customers who purchased fishing and hunting licenses. They are working to get license sales going again as soon as possible.
A large fire erupted at the downtown bus garage for Puyallup School District Wednesday afternoon, destroying at least a dozen school buses but causing no injuries.
A woman was pulled over by an impostor posing as a police officer near Tacoma. He apparently yelled at her to get out of the car and when she refused he eventually got frustrated and left. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said if you are in a similar situation, drive to a well-lit area with the officer behind you. If you are unsure, ask another officer to come as well. If that fails, call 911. She describes the man as a white male about six-feet tall with a buzzed brown haircut. She could not see the car in the dark.