Civic duty

A jury of your peers … and The Donald: Donald Trump took time out from his campaign Monday to report for jury duty. “I’m looking at him and I’m saying, ‘Are my eyes deceiving me?’ ” one of Trump’s fellow prospective jurors said.

No, ma’am, that really is a comb over.

Isn’t coffee already brown? Starbucks says the newly reformulated version of its pumpkin spice latte will contain real pumpkin, after the coffee giant was breathlessly taken to task last year by a food blogger for using artificial caramel coloring in the popular beverage.

The Buzz is not surprised that some of Starbucks’ products contain chemicals. After all, the drink orders fielded by their baristas tend to sound more like science experiments than coffee.

Nine very long lives: A 26-year-old cat in Sisters, Oregon, has been named the world’s oldest feline by Guinness World Records.

For his birthday, the cat, named Corduroy, enjoyed a white mouse his human bought for him at Petco, followed by a bittersweet reminiscence about the thousands of adorable antics he pulled off back in the pre-YouTube days.

Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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