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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

Seattle Times Headlines - 30 min 15 sec ago
Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.

Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

Seattle Times Headlines - 30 min 16 sec ago
From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment -- and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath -- after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.

Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - 32 min 16 sec ago
TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called 911 and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The eldest of the children was 10, he said. "We're all family here. What can you say?" Schultz said. The incident occurred near Bell, a town of about 500 located roughly 35 miles (56 km) west of Gainesville. ...

First results in Scottish referendum

BBC World News - 34 min 9 sec ago
The first declarations are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
Categories: BBC World News

Police chase suspects' vehicle to Phoenix airport

Seattle Times Headlines - 34 min 41 sec ago
Passengers are being allowed back into the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which had been on lockdown as police searched for a suspect in a Tempe shooting.

Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL's nonprofit status

Seattle Times Headlines - 35 min 38 sec ago
WASHINGTON -- Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term "redskins."

Forecast: State revenue grows, but won't pay all the bills

Seattle Times Headlines - 35 min 38 sec ago
Lifted by rising tax revenues, projections for the state's general-fund revenue has nudged up, but it still won't cover many of the costs lawmakers need to fund in the upcoming session, according to the state Office of Financial Management (OFM).

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - 43 min 26 sec ago
A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

Seattle Times Headlines - 43 min 27 sec ago
Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does -- including his own charity.

Eight dead in Florida house shooting

BBC World News - 45 min 3 sec ago
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

Police hunt for trooper ambush suspect near home

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 32 sec ago

Tiffany Dickson places a rose on her husband Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson casket during a funeral service on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The hunt for a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania State Police trooper is intensifying as authorities confirm they are searching for the suspect in an area around his parents' home.

San Diego judge denies request for license scans

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 38 sec ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.

Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

Seattle Times Headlines - 46 min 29 sec ago
A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told The Associated Press.

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 26 sec ago
UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

SAP will buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 31 sec ago
German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion.

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 34 sec ago
More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 44 sec ago
A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.

About 100,000 reasons to hate the Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 52 sec ago
A man picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend, but came up short for a windfall.

News: The Scottish Independence Referendum: Live Updates on the Vote

New York Times Headlines - 50 min 33 sec ago
Dispatches from New York Times reporters in Britain, with social media reports and observations from journalists, activists, voters and bloggers.

Man accused of shooting Duvall officer charged with assault

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 39 sec ago
A 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Duvall police officer in the leg was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault.