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U.N. panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:10
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous -- and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

Kevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09
He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing.

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebel said.

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebel said.

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday.

Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) --

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into further crisis.

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:08
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:07
Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

Blame laws like No Child Left Behind for failing schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05
Education policy has failed, not legislators.

Blame laws like No Child Left Behind for failing schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05
Education policy has failed, not legislators.

What it means for schools to lose control over Title I funds and No Child Left Behind waiver

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05
No one should envy school district leaders right now. Many are in the process of sending letters to parents telling them their child's school is failing to meet adequate yearly progress. Plus, they've lost control over a total of nearly $40 million in Title I funds used to help poor students improve

What it means for schools to lose control over Title I funds and No Child Left Behind waiver

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05
No one should envy school district leaders right now. Many are in the process of sending letters to parents telling them their child's school is failing to meet adequate yearly progress. Plus, they've lost control over a total of nearly $40 million in Title I funds used to help poor students improve

Huskies' Psalm Wooching embraces his inner fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04
My story from Wednesday's paper:

Huskies' Psalm Wooching embraces his inner fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04
My story from Wednesday's paper:

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:03
BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:03
BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 7: Springfield is in Oregon...duh

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:02
Was there any doubt? "The Simpsons" series often refers coyly to the characters' hometown, without divulging a state (one notable close call was when a character stated "Springfield, O...." and was cut off). We PNWers know that since "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is from Portland, what the hey el