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UN: 9 peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:10
Men on motorbikes ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said, killing nine in the deadliest attack yet on the force.

Unique submarine added to Keyport naval museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
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Judge tosses suit over California law on egg sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states asking the court to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs in the state produced by hens in cramped living conditions.

In Saudi Arabia, Muslims pray on climax of hajj

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:13
A civil rights group and several clergy said Friday that police overreached when arresting 13 protesters outside the Ferguson station.

STEM education: 'Myth' of job shortages discourages those pursuing STEM

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:20
What is needed for STEM in Seattle is for the city and its citizens to insist that we focus first on nurturing and developing the interests and enthusiasm of our own kids in STEM ["What keeps girls from studying physics and STEM," Opinion, Sept. 14]. At the same time, we need policies designed to el

Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad brand image

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:16
Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside.

Pedro Celis mocked by conservative radio hosts for vague answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:16
What should have been a friendly radio chat flipped into a PR headache on Thursday for Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis.

GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:20
General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

School board won't back off history class review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:20
A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying to indoctrinate children politically.

Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:17
With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

Beyond marijuana: Legalize all drugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:17
The final destination for the war on drugs should be oblivion, the sooner the better, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

US service firms grew at healthy clip in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:16
U.S. service firms expanded at a healthy pace in September although it was slightly below the record pace set in August.

Should air-travel policies on Ebola be revised?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:16
Arrival in U.S. of Liberian infected with virus shows pitfalls in restricting spread of disease amid globalized air travel.

Secret Service scandal sparks rare bipartisanship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.

Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:04
About a dozen protesters were jailed after being arrested during Thursday's protests in Ferguson, and it has some local officials and rights groups questioning if police overreached.

5 'only-in-the-Northwest' things to do this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun.