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Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness.

The SUV goes from All-American to global star

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.

Expanding Mexico City running out of cemeteries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:16
Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier.

After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:01
Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

Former Seattle board member offers controversial school fixes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:00
Relatively rare are the moments when education reformers and die-hard public school staff find any common ground.

Prep girls soccer state rankings -- Week 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
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"The Full 80" prep girls soccer soccer blog -- Week 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
In this edition of “The Full 80,” a look at Mount Si’s attempt to grab one of two state berths out of the rugged KingCo 4A in first season with the league.

Prep girls soccer: Four Washington players named to national all-star game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
Four Washington state players named to play in 2nd Girls High School All-American Game on Dec. 13

Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
Relatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:01
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:01
China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:01
The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

Space station supply launch called off in Virginia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:01
A space station delivery mission was called off Monday, just hours after the orbiting lab had to sidestep a piece of treacherous junk.

Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:33
An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.

Old-style populism lives on in Michigan race

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:48
Michigan has gone through a wrenching economic upheaval in recent years, but as he runs for governor, Mark Schauer hopes that one thing hasn't been lost: the power of an old-style populist appeal to rev up workers and get them to the polls to vote Democratic.

Fence jumper screams; forcibly removed from court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:48
A man appearing in court on charges that he scaled a White House fence was found incompetent to stand trial Monday and screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him from the courtroom.

Book-It Rep hires new manager

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:46
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

New-look Cavaliers, familiar Spurs are among NBA elite

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:46
LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam. The defending champion San Antonio Spurs are already one and they brought back virtually their entire team for their quest to repeat.