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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:55
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola -- chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:52
Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:52
Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

DealBook: Prosecutors Suspect Repeat Offenses on Wall Street

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:51
Just two years after avoiding prosecution for a variety of crimes, some of the world’s biggest banks are suspected of having broken their promises to behave, prompting prosecutors to revisit earlier settlements.






Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:49

 visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans use Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end her own life Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 though she could still change her mind. Maynard and her husband moved to Oregon from Northern California because Oregon allows terminally ill patients to end their lives with lethal medications prescribed by a doctor. (AP Photo/TheBrittanyFund.org)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.


UConn unanimous No. 1, Oregon State ranked in AP preseason Top 25 poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:48
The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It's the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the title, including last season.

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:47
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

UW safety Trevor Walker done for the season with knee injury

WA Huskies - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:46
Sophomore strong safety Trevor Walker will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, Huskies coach Chris Petersen announced Thursday.
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Hot Stove: Early list of 2015 free agents

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:46
Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are more than 30 players who may become free agents if the options on their respective contracts are not picked up -- Billy Butler ($12.5 milllion club option, Adam LaRoche ($15
Categories: Sports Center

7 Forecasters on 11 Interesting Senate Races

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:44
The G.O.P. has the advantage in the fight to control the Senate, but there have been dramatic shifts in individual races.

White House says up to Maine to make decisions on Ebola quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:36
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hopes Maine officials make science-based decisions on quarantines for healthcare workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but has said it is up to state officials to determine their own policies, the White House said on Thursday. Asked for reaction on the situation faced by nurse Kaci Hickox, who is fighting a quarantine imposed by Maine, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been in regular touch with public health officials in Maine. ...

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:36
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
Categories: BBC World News

Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:35
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.

Seahawks morning links

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:31
A few Seahawks links to start your Thursday.  ...
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Long-serving Boston mayor dies

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:30
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
Categories: BBC World News

Delaware politician's spouse nabbed in sign theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:23

This photo provided by Middletown, Del., Poice shows Dana Armon Long. In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, Dana Armon Long, whose wife is Democratic state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long of Middletown, is shown carrying a handful of signs to his car. An arrest warrant was issued for Long on Wednesday after police watched the video, Middletown Police Chief Daniel Yeager said. Long turned himself in Thursday, when he was arrested on a theft charge and released on bond, Yeager said. (AP Photo/Middletown, Del. Police)MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The husband of a Delaware state senator was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans, authorities said Thursday.


Judge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:23

FILE - Charles Rankin, lawyer for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, stands before Judge Jeffrey Locke during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo. The lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to go before a judge Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 to argue that his trial in the 2013 killing of a semiprofessional football player should be moved because of intense pretrial media coverage. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.


A Winding Trail for Mitch McConnell to Lead the Senate

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:18
The inscrutable Senate minority leader, who hopes to be the next Senate majority leader, traveled rural Kentucky in his tough re-election campaign with a group of supporters including the singer Lee Greenwood.

Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:15

This undated photo provided by the Washington County, Pa., Jail shows Nikole Ardeno. Ardeno and Emanuel Velez are community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group and have both been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Washington County Jail )WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.


Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:10
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement was announced Thursday in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a suburban Buffalo home that killed 50 people.