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Rant&Rave: Cheers for Ilwaco salmon fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 26 min ago
RAVE For my co-workers who’ve been so helpful and supportive to me while I’ve been at work while going through chemotherapy. Your offers of getting me tea and water help more than you know, and I appreciate your understanding when I’ve had to pass on participating in projects that

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 41 min ago
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 41 min ago
Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 41 min ago
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 56 min ago
As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 56 min ago
The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.

What is and is not child abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 11 min ago
I don’t believe all spanking is abuse, writes syndicated columnist

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 26 min ago
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 41 min ago
President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 41 min ago
Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 56 min ago
New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 56 min ago
The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 11 min ago
Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Close as WSU came against Oregon, Mike Leach knows it’s not good enough

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 41 min ago
Oregon escaped with a 38-31 win over WSU. Considering where these two programs have just come from, this was consummate moral-victory stuff, but that was clearly a path coach Mike Leach wasn’t going down. No matter how enjoyable it might have been for fans, it was a stinging loss.

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 41 min ago
Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 41 min ago
Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters.

City Attorney Holmes to seek dismissal of all pot-use tickets

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 56 min ago
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will announce Monday that he will seek dismissal of all citations for public pot use during the first seven months of the year, reacting to one officer’s campaign to write citations for public marijuana use and out of fairness to everyone who was cited.

Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 56 min ago
An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.