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Marathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:31
A two-month delay has been granted for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but a judge has denied a defense request to move it from Boston.

Sierra Leone to cordon off 3 areas to stop Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:31
Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday into and within three more "hotspots" of Ebola where 1.5 million people live, meaning that more than a third of the country's population is now under quarantine.

Journalist freed in Somalia: need time to recover

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:31
A German-American journalist released after more than 2 ½ years by pirates in Somalia says he is safe though "not healthy" and needs time to recover before speaking about his ordeal.

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:31
A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated.

France: Hunt is on for extremists in beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:31
France's defense minister said Thursday that Algerian forces are hunting for the Muslim extremists who beheaded a French mountaineer over France's airstrikes on the Islamic State group.

Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:16
Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour.

Pre-K researcher offers answer to 'Show me the money'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:00
When debating bang-for-the-buck in early childhood education, most people focus on academic results. That is, improving the ability of kids to absorb what their teachers want them to learn. But the real prize is life outcomes, and on this, convincing evidence is harder to find.

'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:31
Call it "Eau de Revolution."

Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:46
The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:31
After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

Obama at UN: Dismantle the IS 'network of death'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:31
Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death."

‘The BoxTrolls’: Out comes humor, surprises, great visuals

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:16
A movie review of “The BoxTrolls”: Based on Alan Snow’s 2005 novel “Here Be Monsters,” this deeply eccentric animated feature deals with the adventures of a human orphan in the cavernous home of an underground community. It got three stars out of four.

‘The Equalizer’: It’s no more Mr. Nice Guy for this lone avenger

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:16
A movie review of “The Equalizer”: Denzel Washington plays a lone avenger with “a very particular set of skills” that he uses to make a bunch of Russian Mafiosi wish they’d never been born. It got two stars out of four.

University launches beer-making program

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:50
Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."

Titans QB Jake Locker dealing with injured wrist

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:46
Titans quarterback Jake Locker did not practice Wednesday because of an injured right wrist, and whether he plays against the Indianapolis Colts will depend on how much he heals up by Sunday.

Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday leads nation in passing yards

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:46
Halliday has already passed for 1,901 yards this season. He passed for nearly 4,600 yards last year.

Steyer group will target state Sen. Andy Hill in 45th District race

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:33
California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer's political organization has revealed some details of its plans to influence Pacific Northwest legislative contests.

Jeter not focused on final goodbye as Yankees lose

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:31
“We just lost. We’re not going to the playoffs,” the Yankee shortstop said. “That’s what’s on my mind now.”

Tony Stewart won’t faces charges in death of sprint-car driver

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:31
After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

Somali pirates say $1.6 million ransom paid for journalist

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:31
The U.S. military in Africa refused to comment on whether the American military was at all involved in the case or if it would be involved in transporting Moore back to the United States.