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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.

Prep stars of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:46
When Andrea Masterson won the title at the Metro League Championships, she became only the second runner – female or male – to sweep four individual crowns.

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: Breaking down defensive stands, Russell Wilson’s clinching pass

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:46
The Seahawks defense saved the day on some key third-down stops, and after struggling early, Russell Wilson made the right choice in targeting Luke Willson for the winning touchdown.

Poland in defense shift as security concerns rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:44
Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that could shift thousands of troops to its eastern border.

Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:35
Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people Monday, authorities said.

Michael Vick to start for Jets against Chiefs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:31
Stuck in a seven-game losing streak, the New York Jets will start Michael Vick over Geno Smith this week against Kansas City.

Lithuania shows way to break free of Russian gas supplies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:31
The small Baltic nation welcomed the arrival a huge ship Monday that will be used as a floating factory to convert liquefied natural gas into a burnable fuel.

Disney World workers appeal firing over sweaty costumes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:31
Three performers at the Florida amusement park lost their jobs after refusing to don their animal costumes. They claimed other workers’ sweaty garments accidentally touched their clean outfits hanging nearby.

Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:30
The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.

Prosecutors say will appeal Pistorius verdict

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:26
Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence after the Olympic runner was convicted of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend.