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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:46
The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:01
Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:46
Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:25
Anti-government protesters gathered again Friday morning in Burkina Faso's capital.

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:25
Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:25
Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:20
Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:16
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:46
President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them.

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:46
Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.

Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:31
The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all.

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:31
Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.

Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:50
The findings, published in Current Biology, show that the brains of liberals and conservatives may by wired differently — and shed light on the biological factors at play in political beliefs.

Too much information: Political campaigns swamped

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:49
The Big Data era of politics has left some campaigns drowning in their own sophisticated advances.

More than 750 people turn out for meeting on oil-train study

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:46
Hundreds of people concerned about the increasing number of oil trains traversing the state came to a Thursday evening meeting in Olympia to comment on the preliminary findings of a state study on oil-train safety and spill response.

Lane Pederson scores twice and Thunderbirds win 5-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:46
Seattle next hosts Vancouver on Saturday night.

Bentley, officially Ebola-free, set to reunite with nurse

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel’s stool and urine were tested for Ebola one final time before the end of his 21-day quarantine and came back negative.

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
Big projects and big taxes are on the menu as Sound Transit prepares for the 2015 Legislature and a likely 2016 regional ballot measure.