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5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

'Umbrella Revolution' protests spread in Hong Kong

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect against pepper spray and tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.

Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:16
Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:16
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:01
Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is needed is huge.

Tacoma university offers more financial help to local students

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
A generation ago, the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma was the kind of liberal-arts college that attracted mostly local, home-grown students. But as it built a national reputation — and as the price of tuition rose — the school's enrollment increasingly came from out of stat

Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets.

Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:33
Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

Obama says mistrust of police corroding America

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:31
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:31
Police say a preliminary autopsy has ruled out any violent assault in the deaths of five Utah family members including three children.

US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:16
An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:46
The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:31
On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed one final amazing feat.

Michael Saunders’ future in Seattle in question

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:46
Michael Saunders gave yet another example of the player that he could be in the final game of the Mariners’ season.

Prime Engine pulls away in the Gottstein Futurity

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:46
Season at Emerald Downs ends with attendance up and the handle down.

Despite sour outing against Stanford, teammates back Huskies QB Cyler Miles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:45
Miles’ 98 yards Saturday are fewest for UW since 2010. But running game wasn’t good, either.

Felix Hernandez gets to take one last bow in a great season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:45
Lloyd McClendon gave Felix Hernandez a parting gift Sunday, once it became apparent that his outing, typically brilliant, had become superfluous. The gift was adulation. A chance for Mariners fans to salute Hernandez one final time for his wondrous season.

Mariners come up short, but show signs of promise

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:44
The 2014 season felt like a breakthrough in a long rebuilding process for the Mariners, who have wiggled back into the hearts of many who have abandoned them during their 13-year playoff drought. For a franchise that came so close this time, it should fuel their passion to finish the task.

Mariners, Felix Hernandez win finale, but eliminated from playoff contention

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:43
Felix Hernandez was dominant for 51/3 innings, but the Mariners fall short of forcing a one-game playoff after the Athletics beat the Rangers to secure the final AL wild-card berth.