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Arkansas vote would open up liquor sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
On Tuesday, Arkansas voters will decide whether to toss out Prohibition-style local laws that ban the sale of alcohol in half of the state’s 75 counties, and make this semi-dry Southern state decidedly wet, border to border.

Ambitious chef employs Amazon River’s riches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
A chef from a bustling Amazon River city wants to show the world that a bounty of little-known ingredients found in the vast river region has the potential to turn Brazil’s cuisine on its head.

Young Afghan woman defies pledged marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:01
The practice known as baad — in which girls are traded as future brides between families to resolve disputes — is illegal but widely practiced, especially in remote areas of Afghanistan. This is the story of one young woman who defied the baad marriage pledged arranged when she was 5.

As election closes in, Obama on center stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46
Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day.

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46
An official for the main Syrian Kurdish force says Iraqi peshmerga fighters are getting ready for the battle against Islamic State group extremists in the border town of Kobani.

Military service members complain about sex survey

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

Suicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:16
An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in suicide attack in eastern Logar province.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:01
For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:31
Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:31
Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:01
A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:01
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

Feds consider geothermal leases near Mount Baker

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:16
The U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to lease parts of forest lands around Mount Baker so that companies could explore tapping the heat below the Earth's surface to generate electricity.

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:46
A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

Bremerton teen pleads not guilty in assault, slaying of neighbor, 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 14:46
PORT ORCHARD — A 17-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 6-year-old Bremerton neighbor girl has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated rape charges.

Niners’ Ray McDonald may avoid being charged

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 14:46
Santa Clara County prosecutors are leaning against charging San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald with domestic violence in connection with his widely publicized arrest on suspicion of roughing up his pregnant fiancée, sources familiar with the case said.

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 14:46
Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.