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Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:01
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:32
Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.

'No time to lose' in global push against militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:32
With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem -- minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:27
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:27
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:26
Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:22
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:22
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:17
How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:09
Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks -- so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:09
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:01
Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:46
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

Obamacare helps slash hospital charity costs in state

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:50
Hospital charity-care costs plunge as the Affordable Care Act kicks in, but hospitals worry about the effect of cuts in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid.

Robert Griffin III dislocates ankle, might miss season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:46
Washington quarterback leads list of name players suffering injuries Sunday. He will have an MRI, but is expected to miss at least two months.

Brad Keselowski wins opener in NASCAR Chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:46
Brad Keselowski won the opening event of NASCAR’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which assures him of a berth in the second round.

Leavenworth fire throwing up lots of smoke

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:31
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Thorny issues from Scotland to Syria challenge U.K. leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:00
Beheadings of hostages overseas and a looming Scottish independence vote are raising questions about the fate of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government.

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:57
Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.