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Hong Kong's leader and protesters agree to talks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:08

Both sides in Hong Kong agree to talks, but the chief executive says he won't resign.

       

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:06
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.

Repairs to New York Tunnels Will Limit Rail Service

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:06
Amtrak officials said that they will have to sharply curtail use of the rail tunnels leading to New York City for at least a year to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

UW rally supports Hong Kong democracy protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:04
Supporters of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong gathered for a rally at the University of Washington’s Red Square on Wednesday evening.

Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:03

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...


Inslee urges stepped-up action to prevent oil-train spills

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:02
Gov. Jay Inslee says more needs to be done to prevent and respond to oil spills, as trains increasingly move volatile shipments of crude oil through Washington state.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 3-9, 2014.

5 autumn hikes in the San Juans and Gulf Islands

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
Author Craig Romano picks favorites from his new guidebook.

Washington football: A progress report after five games

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
Coach Chris Petersen’s Huskies have a lot of work to do on offense and the secondary might have trouble against the great passers in the Pac-12. But the Huskies are 4-1 in Petersen’s first five games.

7-year-old girl struck in hit-and-run is in serious condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
A young girl who was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in Seattle was in serious condition Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center.

Washington football: A progress report after five games

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
Coach Chris Petersen’s Huskies have a lot of work to do on offense and the secondary might have trouble against the great passers in the Pac-12. But the Huskies are 4-1 in Petersen’s first five games.
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Luke Willson has waited for chance to start again at tight end

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:01
Luke Willson will start for Zach Miller, who had ankle surgery during the bye week. Willson started for Miller last year when Miller was out two games with a hamstring injury.

AccuWeather: Dry Start to October

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:55

 Dry Start to OctoberMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a rainy start to the weekend, followed by a cool down.


Officials: Fire that killed Cooper Health CEO, wife was intentionally set

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:51

 Fire that killed Cooper Health CEO, wife was intentionally setAuthorities say a house fire that killed the CEO of the Camden-based Cooper Health System and his wife was intentionally set.


Man killed, woman injured in apparent Kensington hammer attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:50

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.


Hong Kong Government’s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:49
The city’s top leader and his aides are said to hope that the disruption of the demonstrations will eventually turn the public against the pro-democracy protests. .






Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:48
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
Categories: BBC World News

Teen arrested over string of Washington state arson fires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:42
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A teenager who said he was unhappy with his family's recent move to Washington state was charged Wednesday with setting nearly two dozen fires in vacant homes and parched grassland outside Spokane over the past three weeks, fire officials said. The 16-year-old male suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with multiple counts of arson in connection with the 23 blazes set since Sept. 9 in suburbs south of Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington. ...

Teen arrested over string of Washington state arson fires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:42
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A teenager who said he was unhappy with his family's recent move to Washington state was charged Wednesday with setting nearly two dozen fires in vacant homes and parched grassland outside Spokane over the past three weeks, fire officials said. The 16-year-old male suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with multiple counts of arson in connection with ...

Fry: Drugs different to abuse cases

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:37
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.
Categories: BBC World News