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Apparent murder-suicide in South Seattle baffles neighbor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35
A 78-year-old man fatally shot his daughter and granddaughter on Monday night before turning the gun on himself, Seattle police say. A 10-year-old boy called 911 shortly after 8 p.m. to report the shooting and is now staying with family members, according to police.

T-Mobile adds 2.3 million customers in quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:31
In the last 18 months, T-Mobile has added 10 million customers — bringing its total at the end of the third quarter to 52.9 million.

Top UN Ebola official: new cases poorly tracked

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:20
Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday.

Sounders sign striker Obafemi Martins to contact extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:50
Talk about ringing in your birthday in style.

Man claims to be Denzel Washington during arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48
A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington.

Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48
Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015.

Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48
The robots are coming.

Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48
Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

Storage shelves rack up sales for steel fabricator

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:46
A Southern California steel fabricator had lost half its predownturn annual revenue during the recession and laid off half its nearly 300 workers. Now owned by its employees, Hannibal Industries bills itself as the largest maker of steel-storage racks west of the Mississippi River.

UN expert: Keep up hope amid climate change battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:46
A top U.N. climate change expert urged world governments Monday not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming.

Winners and losers in the first college playoff poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
Tuesday marked a bit of history in college football -- the release on ESPN of the first poll by the 12-member committee of athletic directors, former coaches, Condoleeza Rice, ex-USA Today sportwriter Steve Wieberg, etc., etc.

Renters love rent control, but Seattle doesn’t need it

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46
The topic of rent control bubbles to the surface whenever housing costs spike as they are in Seattle, but the policy is better left out of the conversation on keeping housing affordable.

Mariners' weekly winter league report -- October 28, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46
Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro

Paccar’s 3Q profit climbs 20 percent on strong truck sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46
The third-quarter results of Bellevue-based truck maker Paccar got a boost from strong truck sales in North America and aftermarket part sales worldwide.

Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:44
Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.

Oregon could have clear path into four-team football playoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:44
The playoff committee’s first poll was released Tuesday, and Oregon was fifth. Considering the shake-up sure to happen at the top the Ducks should be in good shape to finish in the top four if they can win out.

UW's Andrew Hudson making most of his second chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:50
Hau'oli Kikaha, the national leader in sacks and tackles for loss, has garnered most of the headlines as the Huskies' standout defensive end.

State traffic forecast predicts long-term decline in travel miles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:49
As it does every year, the Washington State Department of Transportation prepared a long-term forecast of traffic volume, measured as “vehicle miles traveled.” But this year’s version did something most official traffic models don’t do: It predicted a long-term decline.

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:48
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.

24 treats to conjure up this Halloween

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:46
A collection of Halloween-themed treats you can make at home.