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Mother of man languishing in Philippines jail: 'We're stuck'

McMahon's mother, Shelley Campanella, left, and his sister Jennifer Smith (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Scott McMahon, who moved to the Philippines in 2003, has been held in filthy conditions in a case one lawyer says is so flimsy it wouldn’t have warranted an arrest in America.

Father of baby killed in drive-by denies he’s a gang member

The father of a toddler who was fatally shot in Kent last month denied being a gang member, despite the contention of police that the shooting was related to a feud between gangs. Updated

Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

In scattered sites along the Pacific Coast, researchers and others have reported seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars, buoying hopes for a potential comeback from a disease that has caused millions of sea stars to disintegrate into goo. Updated

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