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News Guide: A Japanese volcano turns deadly

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:24
A popular hiking site in central Japan turned into a death trap Saturday when a volcano erupted. At least 31 people are believed to have been killed at Mount Ontake, though authorities have only begun recovering the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them:

Iraq tries to re-enlist deserters to rebuild its routed forces

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:16
The returning forces make up only a small part of what was lost in June, when Islamic State fighters swept across northern Iraq from Syria and four Iraqi divisions disintegrated. It remains unclear how many were killed and how many retreated on their own or under orders.

Survey: ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:11
Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows.

FBI agents invented a defendant to catch a judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:11
To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant -- complete with a staged arrest and court appearances.

Charges expected in Oklahoma workplace beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:08
Police say charges are expected in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb.

Underclassmen have Cougars playing better

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:18
Next up is California, a much improved team in its own right.

No sign truck driver tried to avoid crash with bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:18
A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.

Europe wins Ryder Cup for 3rd time in a row

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:28
Europe beat the United States 16½ to 11½ to win the Ryder Cup for the third straight time — and eighth in the last 10 competitions. Afterward, U.S. player Phil Mickelson questioned the approach of the Americans — as captain Tom Watson sat nearby.

Egyptian extremists may be copying Islamic State’s brutal methods

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:19
Islamic State’s headline-grabbing march across an arc of Iraq and Syria is roiling the region, with other organizations aspiring to either copy its methods or seek some direct alliance with what is being depicted in extremist circles as a prestigious franchise, analysts say.

Mariners 4, Angels 1 -- The sun sets on Seattle's season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:16
The grumbling started in the middle of fourth inning at Safeco Field. On the electronic scoreboard above the Mariners bullpen, the score changed from a 2-0 A's lead in Texas to 4-0. Boos and groans could be heard from several of the 40, 823 fans in attendance, who saw the updated score.

Frank Gore propels San Francisco past Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:09
Veteran running back rushes for 119 yards, catches career-long 55-yard touchdown pass.

Notes and lineups for Game 162: Angels at Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:09
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Washington women earn 3-2 soccer victory at Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:58
Amanda Perez scores go-ahead goal in 80th minute for Huskies.

Emerald Downs results

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:57
Racing results for Sunday, Sept. 28

Snoop Dogg to visit Alaska if voters legalize pot

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:16
ANCHORAGE — Rapper Snoop Dogg says he’ll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

Kansas fires Charlie Weis 4 games into his 3rd season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:15
Charlie Weis was fired by Kansas four games into his third season, one day after a 23-0 loss to Texas left the brash coach with a 6-22 record

Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter saved by a great catch

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:11
Thanks to a dramatic, diving grab by little-used rookie Steven Souza Jr., Jordan Zimmermann completed his no-hitter, a 1-0 victory for the NL East champion Nationals over the Miami Marlins.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:31

Pac-12 in perspective

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:30
USC defense stuffs Mannion, Washington fakery is a bust, WSU upset puts Utes’ coach back on the griddle and more observations from Pac-12 play this weekend.