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Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:31
State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.

Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:31
President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states.

Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:31
Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.

Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:31
Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:30
There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said Thursday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud.

Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:08
Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.

Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:08
The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:01
In a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado.

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:01
Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:01
Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants.

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:46
Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:46
Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.

Christie helping friends in final midterm stretch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:31
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Iowa yet again to campaign for a governor who doesn't need his help, one in a string of meetings with Republican candidates who would be valuable allies should he run for president.

‘Nightcrawler’: creepy dude, hooked on crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:16
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a strange and mesmerizing performance in the thriller “Nightcrawler.” Rating: three stars out of four.

Zambian president dies after long illness

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:49
Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.

Joe Maddon likely next Cubs manager

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
Joe Maddon, who exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, has reached a lucrative agreement to manage the Chicago Cubs.

Washington volleyball sweeps past USC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
Huskies run record to 22-0.

Robert Griffin III closer to starting for Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
Robert Griffin III will make his return Sunday “if he shows he can handle the workload” in practices over the next two days, according to Washington coach Jay Gruden.

Seattle weighs ‘game changer’: millions more to help homeless

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
Seattle officials are exploring ways to solve the city’s homelessness problem, but finding the money is a challenge.