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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 7 min ago
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.

Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and the nurse who has defied them.

"Pray Your Gay Away"? Celis says Democrats distort his views

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 9 min ago
Mailers showing up in the 1st Congressional District attack Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis over his past statements on abortion and gay marriage.

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney never wanted to play drums | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 10 min ago
\When Patrick Carney was 15, he lied about his age to get a job washing dishes at a local restaurant. His mom told him that if he saved half his money, he could spend the other half on anything he liked. At the time, Carney was taking guitar lessons, and he figured the best way to increase his chanc

Police recordings describe Marysville-Pilchuck shooting response

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 min ago
Snohomish County law enforcement officials on Thursday released recordings of radio communications between police and dispatchers following last Friday's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 12 min ago
After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group.

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago
The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

Expedia tops analysts’ 3Q forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
The Bellevue company exceeded Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations.

Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

'Technology and stuff': Chevy makes best of exec's nervous speech

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 min ago
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
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.

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita.

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
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.

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?

Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said.