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Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited

2 hours 25 min ago
With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

2 hours 25 min ago
European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea

2 hours 25 min ago
The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

2 hours 26 min ago
Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

2 hours 26 min ago
After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

2 hours 26 min ago
Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

2 hours 27 min ago
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

UW men’s soccer falters against UCLA in 2-1 loss

2 hours 27 min ago
In a battle for the top spot in Pac-12 standings, UCLA was able to gain control with a 2-1 win against Washington on Thursday at Husky Soccer Field.

It’s World Series time but not many are watching

2 hours 28 min ago
Baseball may be America’s national pastime, but it has never felt less national.

Road on Mount Baker closed for winter

2 hours 29 min ago
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Mercer Street squeezed to one lane each way this weekend

2 hours 29 min ago
Crosstown traffic will be sluggish all weekend on Mercer Street, where workers will reduce the roadway to just one lane each direction.

Broncos move to 6-1 with victory over Chargers

2 hours 29 min ago
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

2 hours 29 min ago
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

Oregon, Cal play first college game at Levi’s

2 hours 29 min ago
Marcus Mariota hasn’t given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi’s Stadium.

Free health care offered at KeyArena clinic

2 hours 29 min ago
A giant, four-day, free health care clinic offering medical, dental and vision services for "people in need" is being held Thursday through Sunday at the Seattle Center.

Microsoft results top forecasts, helped by cloud, consumer hardware

2 hours 29 min ago
Microsoft handily beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal first-quarter earnings, reported Thursday.

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

2 hours 30 min ago
Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

Why the Seahawks’ pass rush hasn’t been as good this season

2 hours 30 min ago
The first pass rusher is still getting there with some consistency this season, but the Seahawks haven’t been nearly as good at getting a second or third guy around the quarterback.

Daily Rant&Rave: Pedestrians need to be careful, too

2 hours 31 min ago
RAVE To KeyArena for a great night with Phish and an awesome staffer who seemed to be everywhere. She greeted us with a hello, patiently put on wrist bands, and then said a cheery goodbye. Unless they clone employees, her name was Shannon.