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Sports of The Times: A Visit to Madison Bumgarner Country, and a Proud Father's Home

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:02
From his home in the Appalachian foothills, Kevin Bumgarner, the father of Madison Bumgarner, the World Series M.V.P., sent his son a text while watching him lead San Francisco to the title.






Seattle's Cinerama to reopen Nov. 20

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:01
We interrupt Scary Movie Week with a news bulletin: Seattle's historic Cinerama, which closed for renovations in August, has announced its reopening date: Nov. 20, with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1." The exact nature of the renovations has not yet been disclosed, but we hope to find out soo

Washington's marijuana businesses wouldn't mind some competition in Oregon

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:59
Marijuana retailers in Washington are eager to see whether neighboring Oregon's retail pot measure passes

Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:56
As Mexicans prepare for the annual observance commemorating departed ancestors, they are also debating the influence of Halloween on the holiday.

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:56

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.


Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:53
The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all.

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50

This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill.


Homelessness Rose in New York

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:49
The number of homeless people across the country fell this year, but in New York City the homeless population continued to swell, according to an annual federal survey.

U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:31
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating Ebola patients for weeks, ever since two nurses in Texas became infected with the virus while treating Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who fell ill and died while visiting Dallas. ...

Thursday injury report: Add Schilling and Simon to the list

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:31
Seattle's injury report Thursday grew a bit with four new names added to the list --- center Stephen Schilling (knee), cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), cornerback Richard Sherman (back) and defensive lineman Michael Bennett (toe).
Categories: Sports Center

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:30

In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo provided by Pete Stachowicz of Paradise Helicopters, a house burns to the ground as lava flows around it near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Guard is deploying troops to the rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, the National Guard is deploying 83 troops to Pahoa to help provide security. The troops will help with a roadblock and with other safety issues. (AP Photo/Pete Stachowicz, Paradise Helicopters)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.


New York Marathon 2014: Will to Win Returns After Training Partner’s Death

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:22
After her training partner died of a heart attack, Buzunesh Deba, who is a favorite in Sunday’s race, had to work through her grief to allow her focus to return to running.

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:20
Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

The price of peace in Colombia

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:19
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
Categories: BBC World News

W. M. Anderson, 92, Dies; Faced India Plant Disaster

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
Mr. Anderson led the company through one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, when thousands were killed in a gas leak at its plant in India.

Russell Wilson reflects on playing with Madison Bumgarner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
As Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson followed the World Series, he paid a little extra attention to a player who for at least a few weeks he once called a teammate --- eventual World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.

Next round of coastal razor clam digs begin Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
%%%411e246c437c3bd96a9cec3b365e6508%%%The upcoming coastal razor clam digs were approved with Long Beach and Twin Harbors opening Tuesday (Nov. 4), and if the weather doesn't blow up then diggers should be able to find excellent prospects.

Russell Wilson reflects on playing with Madison Bumgarner

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
As Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson followed the World Series, he paid a little extra attention to a player who for at least a few weeks he once called a teammate --- eventual World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.
Categories: Sports Center

Expedia tops analysts’ 3Q forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:16
The Bellevue company exceeded Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations.