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Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 44 sec ago
What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out.

Using your freezer to preserve summer’s produce bounty

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 45 sec ago
From purées to pestos, there are many ways to revisit summer flavors deep into fall and winter.

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 46 sec ago
The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 48 sec ago
For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 49 sec ago
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."

Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 51 sec ago
The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.

Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 53 sec ago
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - 40 min 54 sec ago
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.

NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - 41 min 10 sec ago
Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

School police stock up on free military gear

Seattle Times Headlines - 41 min 34 sec ago
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

Seattle Times Headlines - 42 min 56 sec ago
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

Video: Sounders Top Union in U.S. Open Cup final

Seattle Times Headlines - 43 min 2 sec ago
The Times' Matt Pentz and's Jonathan Tannenwald recap the Sounders' 3-1 extra-time victory over the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night in Chester, Pa.

U.S. scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 40 sec ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on the Ebola virus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)A top government scientist says it's very unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air.

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 55 sec ago

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)The suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday.

Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 58 sec ago
The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.

Video: Jordan Paopao and John Ross on Georgia State

WA Huskies - 48 min 47 sec ago
Washington offensive assistants and players met the media after Wednesday's practice. Senior receiver Kasen Williams was unavailable.
Categories: Sports Center

Officials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homes

Yahoo! National News - 50 min 18 sec ago

In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, vehicles and homes are destroyed in Weed, Calif. where a wind-driven wildfire raced through the hillside neighborhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee the small town near the Oregon border. The fast-moving blaze, which began Monday, was among nearly a dozen wildfires burning in California that have been exacerbated by the state's third straight year of drought. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

BBC World News - 53 min 58 sec ago
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC police increase security in Times Square

Yahoo! National News - 56 min 38 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil.

Fugitive returned to California in torture case

Yahoo! National News - 58 min 30 sec ago
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial.