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Trooper accidentally shot in training exercise

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 27 sec ago
The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.

Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 29 sec ago
A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 30 sec ago
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 32 sec ago
Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 35 sec ago
The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 57 sec ago
Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.

The Secret Service is serving without protecting

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 58 sec ago
What we’ve discovered over the past week and a half about the crackerjack operations of the Secret Service boggles the mind, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni

Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 58 sec ago
A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 1 sec ago
Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.

US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 2 sec ago
In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 5 sec ago
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casino

Yahoo! National News - 58 min 25 sec ago

Revel sold for $110M; buyer plans to re-open it as a casinoA Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City.


Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 16 sec ago

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:


U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site host: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 sec ago

A form to help create a user account on the HealthCare.gov website is available at a health care enrollment fair co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the State Employees Association at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth(Reuters) - The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The decision represented "the best path forward to ensure a successful second open enrollment period. It was made in order to improve the consumer experience and have sufficient time for testing," the journal reported, citing Aaron Albright, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency signed a contract last November to replace Verizon Communications Inc with Hewlett-Packard Co as the host of the HealthCare. ...


Human and reptilian minds meet in Schmeater’s ‘Seascape’

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 15 sec ago
Fans — and not-yet fans — of playwright Edward Albee are urged to see Theater Schmeater’s “Seascape” by reviewer Dusty Somers.

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 sec ago

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasDALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.


Man killed, woman injured in apparent Kensington hammer attack

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 1 min ago

Man killed, woman injured in apparent Kensington hammer attackPhiladelphia police are investigating an apparent hammer attack in Kensington that left a man dead and a woman injured.


Hayes named acting U.S. Attorney for Western Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 2 min ago
Annette L. Hayes has been named as acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, taking over for Jenny Durkan, who stepped down Tuesday.

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 3 min ago
As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 3 min ago
For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop-sided confrontation remain.