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Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:46

Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.


Seattle Pacific University lifts campus lockdown after gun threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:41
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to the school with a gun, but lifted the order about an hour later and police arrested a woman who threatened a shooting rampage. Skagit County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who police say sent a text message to a former boyfriend saying she would kill him and his friends and claimed to be on the campus at the time, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement. ...

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."

Feminist Mormon says appeal against excommunication denied

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:32

Kelly talks to supporters before a vigil in Salt Lake CityBy Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A feminist U.S. Mormon who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by a panel of male Church leaders. Kate Kelly, founder of the website Ordain Women, was excommunicated in June after Church leaders deemed her actions and public statements to have violated the "laws and order" of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and amounted to apostasy. ...


Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states.

Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring Japan in November. The team of MLB all-stars will play a five-game series and two exhibition game agai

Woodinville industrial park sold

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
The Park at Woodinville, a five-building industrial park, was sold by Boston-based Colony Realty Partners to KBS Realty Advisors for about $29.7 million, public records show.

Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring Japan in November. The team of MLB all-stars will play a five-game series and two exhibition game agai
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Friday quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on injuries, the Raiders and more

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
Here's the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll said to the media Friday:
Categories: Sports Center

Friday quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on injuries, the Raiders and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
Here's the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll said to the media Friday:

Judge denies temporary restraining order against pot store

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
A King County judge has denied Mount Calvary Christian Center a temporary restraining order against Uncle Ike's Pot Shop.

USC at Washington State: How they match up

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
USC, trying to bounce back from last week's defeat at Utah, goes against a Washington State team that is establishing passing records under second-year Coach Mike Leach. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the game's story lines and matchups:

Text threat to student triggers short lockdown at SPU

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:30
Seattle Pacific University went into lockdown for about an hour Friday afternoon after a student reported receiving a threatening text message.

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Mountlake Terrace police report two incidents of child luring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:28
Two incidents of child luring have been reported in Mountlake Terrace in the last week, according to a news release from the city.

Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:27
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...

Man convicted in wife’s death, had Googled 'how to break a neck'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24
MOUNT VERNON — A man authorities say strangled his wife after doing online research into how to kill someone has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24

Woman walks by a memorial set up for Michael Brown in FergusonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...


Puget Energy’s earnings fall, create first red ink in 3 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:22
Paradoxically, lower than predicted energy costs throw Puget Energy for an accounting loss; also Starbucks settles with disgruntled owner of Tassimo brewing system