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U.N. and Medical Group Make Appeals for Ebola Aid

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:24
United Nations officials urged diplomats to cable their capitals to send money, doctors and protective gear to the affected region, while Doctors Without Borders called for countries to send biohazard experts.

Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco, Records With His Son Spencer

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:22
When your father is a rock star — in this case, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco — banding together to make an album might make more sense than rebelling.

More Than a Million Ukrainians Have Been Displaced, U.N. Says

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:21
An estimated 260,000 people have fled to different regions of the country, and 814,000 have left the country to escape the fighting.

Deep mission: Japan takes aim at the source of megaquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:20
The world’s biggest scientific drilling ship has the audacious goal of boring into the heart of an offshore earthquake fault much like one that threatens the Northwest.

James Turrell’s ‘Meeting,’ at MoMA PS1, Shows Its Age

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:20
“Meeting,” by James Turrell, one of the most popular installations at MoMA PS1, with its open roof, is in need of restoration and has been closed for over a year.

Murray ready for Djokovic challenge

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:19
Britain's Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Novak Djokovic in a US Open night session.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:17

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Richmond, Va. A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge on Tuesday before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.


We want your photos of Seahawks fanaticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
We know you're out there. You've had your car painted blue and green, or you've painted your face for the big game, or you've got a pet who shares your 12th man spirit.

Pierce County deputies find body linked to bloody items

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
The body of a man whose blood was found on carpet and other items dumped along an Auburn road last month was discovered Monday inside a home near Puyallup, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since late April while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
OLYMPIA (AP) — A state agency is being criticized for spending $600,000 on workshops for more than 2,000 state employees.

We want your photos of Seahawks fanaticism

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
We know you're out there. You've had your car painted blue and green, or you've painted your face for the big game, or you've got a pet who shares your 12th man spirit.
Categories: Sports Center

Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Some of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments are in southern France.

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.

Fall 2014 DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:16
Welcome to Make a Newsprint Masterpiece, the 2014 Seattle Times DIY contest. For this one, all we ask is that you create something out of newsprint — yes, that paper that makes your hands black — and share it with us by Sept. 23.

Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:15
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Round-up: Seattle a hot spot for international students, 5 more schools get speed cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:14
Seattle a hot spot for international college students: The number of international students coming to the U.S. grew fivefold between 2001 and 2012, with Seattle serving as the 16th most-popular city for foreign students to study in. Though some critics say international students take away college sl

Preschools latest to take on green movement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:09

In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo, Three-year old Dash B. plays with wooden blocks at The Green House, an eco-friendly pre-school in Oklahoma City. There are currently about 80 nature-based preschools nationwide, up from 19 in 2009, said Christy Merrick, director of the Natural Start Alliance, which is part of the North American Association for Environmental Education. But she noted that numerous other preschools employ some sort of eco-friendly approach. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas to choose from at her Oklahoma City preschool, where the real food is vegan and gluten-free.


Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:08
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability.