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Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:46
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are frightened.

Surprising Brazil election keeps zigging, zagging

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:33
It's the presidential election that just keeps surprising.

Underwater search for Malaysian airliner resumes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:33
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet vanished.

Typhoon washes 3 US airmen out to sea in Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:33
A powerful typhoon that washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one, slammed central Japan on Monday, stalling trains and flights and triggering mudslides, before swerving to the Pacific Ocean.

5th American with Ebola returning from Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:33
An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to arrive Monday in Nebraska where he will be treated for the virus that has ravaged West Africa.

Poll: Americans worry — can government protect us?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:24
Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:09
Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.

Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies at 76

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:05
Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76.

Chechnya suicide bomber kills 5 police, wounds 12

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:46
A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in the capital of Chechnya, killing five policemen and wounding 12 others as the city celebrated the birthday of its pro-Kremlin leader, officials said.

Minor fender bender between 2 jets at JFK Airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:46
Officials say a commercial jet waiting on the tarmac at New York City's Kennedy Airport was bumped from behind by another airplane.

Off-grid app helps protesters in Hong Kong stay connected

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:46
Cellphone service in Hong Kong has so far been untouched, but FireChat has still come in handy. At the center of the city, cell service has been strained during the days of protest and the app has been downloaded several hundred thousand times.

Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams breaks foot, out 3-6 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:46
Eastern quarterback continued to play after breaking two bones in right foot in victory against Idaho State on Saturday.

Peyton Manning reaches 500 career touchdown passes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:31
Denver quarterback throws for career-best 479 yards and four touchdowns, moving five TDs behind Brett Favre for record.

Elite teams in AP poll lose at a record rate

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:31
Five of the top eight teams in last week’s Associated Press media poll lost, a first since the poll went to 25 spots in 1989.

Navy debuts self-guided, unmanned patrol boats

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:31
Robert Brizzolara, program manager at the Office of Naval Research, said that the boats can decide for themselves what movements to make once they’re alerted to a threat and work together to encircle or block the path of an enemy vessel.

Pac-12 football: A week unlike any other

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:16
Nowhere in Pac-12 records will you find this category: “Most lunatic, description-defying weekend of play.” So let’s go ahead and call the weekend what it was: The craziest set of games in a 48-hour period the league has ever seen.

Sounders, Clint Dempsey knock off Rapids, 4-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:16
Clint Dempsey’s penalty kick in the 11th minute sparked the Sounders to a 4-1 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with Marco Pappa and Obafemi Martins also contributing early goals in what was Seattle’s best overall effort in a month.

Holiday to honor indigenous people? Seattle council to vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:05
The Seattle City Council will vote Monday on whether to approve a resolution to name the second Monday in October “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” While advocates acknowledge it would not replace the federally recognized Columbus Day, the proposal has met with some opposition.

Oregon rolls out legal-pot plan far different from Washington’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:01
Oregon voters will decide this fall whether to allow recreational marijuana use. The initiative calls for lower taxes and the ability to possess more pot than is allowed under Washington’s new law.

Storm star Sue Bird makes history in leading USA to World Championship title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:54
PG Sue Bird helped lead USA Basketball to a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey. She finished with three assists as USA defeated Spain, 77-64, for the title on Sunday. The Americans also win the automatic berth to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.