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Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear

Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand.

No action from high court on gay marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - 48 min 3 sec ago
The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage.

Latest state Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia salmon catches

Seattle Times Headlines - 48 min 11 sec ago
Here is another fact related to the massive Columbia River salmon by Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist:

Driving hearing put off for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

Yahoo! National News - 48 min 49 sec ago
By John Clarke (Reuters) - A court hearing on reckless driving charges against the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was postponed on Thursday, the suspect's attorney said. Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville has been charged in the disappearance of college sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen on Sept. 13 with Matthew. The case has shaken the community and drawn national attention to the university town in central Virginia. ...

Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - 49 min 50 sec ago

Candis Holt, a mother of a kindergarten student at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary school, shows a piece of paper handed to her by the school with frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus after she dropped her child off, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. Hotchkiss has been identified by the Dallas Independent School District as one of the schools where one or more of the students attend that came in contact with the man diagnosed with having the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.

Nearly 750 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

Yahoo! National News - 50 min 13 sec ago
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of nearly 750 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. Nearly 450 flights at O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, have been canceled and delays are averaging 20 minutes, according to the city's department of aviation. Nearly 300 flights were canceled at Chicago Midway International Airport and some flight delays were averaging 20 minutes or more. ...

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

Seattle Times Headlines - 53 min 5 sec ago
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

US factory orders posted record drop in August

Seattle Times Headlines - 53 min 7 sec ago
Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.

Justices to review Arizona districting commission

Seattle Times Headlines - 53 min 51 sec ago
The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state's congressional districting map.

Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 6 sec ago
U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight day Thursday, adding to big losses the day before, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Investors also worked through a report that showed fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits.

Missing-student suspect doesn't appear in court

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 2 min ago
The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn't appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected.

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 3 min ago
Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said Thursday.

Tesla factory near Reno is bet old Nevada will meet the new

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 3 min ago

Electrician Scronce carries conduits at the construction site of a battery systems plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in McCarran, NevadaBy Sharon Bernstein RENO Nevada (Reuters) - Lance Gilman bounced his white GMC truck up a hill in the high desert country east of Reno, Nevada, and paused at the top to survey his property. Spread out below lay the 165-square-mile Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about five times the area of Manhattan. "There's a tsunami coming in," Gilman said, referring to the businesses, developers and workers he envisions occupying the place some day. ...

'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 4 min ago

FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance in Newark, N.J. Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.

Man barricaded in Chicago-area business makes bomb threat: reports

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 4 min ago
(Reuters) - A man barricaded himself inside a Chicago suburban pasta company on Thursday and told police he had an explosive device, according to local media reports. The man is an employee of Rana Meal Solutions in Bartlett, a Chicago suburb about 33 miles northwest of Chicago, and is refusing to cooperate with police, according to the Chicago Tribune. Neither Bartlett police nor a Rana representative was immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski)

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 9 min ago

Students leave Tasby Middle School, where a fellow classmate who was in contact with a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus had been removed from school in DallasDALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.

Russell Wilson: "I used to beat people up"

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 10 min ago
Now-former New York Yankee Derek Jeter revealed this morning the Senior Editor of his new Players' Tribune web site --- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
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Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

BBC World News - 1 hour 10 min ago
At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.
Categories: BBC World News

AP NewsBreak: Mine safety violations down

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures released Thursday.

Latest News: Ebola, Secret Service, Blackwater, Hong Kong

New York Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
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