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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. PDT

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SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds, when a typical 3-year-old male would be 140 to 180 pounds.

OCEAN PARK, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has called off the search for a man after his 43-foot boat sank in Willapa Bay. Authorities say the wife of a man who took the fishing boat Kelli J out reported him overdue on Saturday.

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) - A dead juvenile humpback whale has washed ashore at Ocean Shores in southwest Washington. KING-TV reports that scientists were conducting a necropsy on the animal. Ocean Shores police Sgt. David McManus says the whale was spotted in the water three days earlier but didn't wash ashore until early Sunday morning. The 20-foot whale was entangled in some crab pots, but it wasn't clear if that occurred before or after its death.

SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation that grew marijuana in 17 homes using Chinese funds and then sold the crop in New York illegally. The Seattle Times reported that U.S. agents are searching for two men suspected of leading the crime ring, which the government says involved hundreds of thousands of dollars wired to the U.S. from China for the illicit pot growing.

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