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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:26
A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.

Game day: Huskies at Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:31
Good morning again from beautiful Honolulu. We're just under 10 hours away from kickoff to Washington's 2014 season here against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Anyone excited?

NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:15
Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday.

Seahawks trade 6th-round pick to Colts for CB Marcus Burley

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:47
The Seahawks traded a sixth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Marcus Burley, according to the Colts' official Twitter account. Earlier in the day, word leaked that the Seahawks had cut cornerback Phillip Adams, who had spent the second half of training camp as Seattle's backup nick

Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids, live chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:46
Join the conversation during Saturday's Sounders-Rapids match at CenturyLink Field. Chat will open a few minutes before the scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff.

$1M from Bloomberg group to Washington’s gun background-check campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:31
The big donation to the state I-594 campaign from billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-violence prevention group is part of a wider effort targeting more than a dozen states.

Huskies at Hawaii live updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:31
Join me for a live chat from Honolulu at 6:30 p.m. PT today to preview the Huskies' season opener at Hawaii, and then stick around here for live updates throughout the game.

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:51
Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow reward catch program figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:46
Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Cutdown day looms, and Times special section on-line

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:16

Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:01
President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

Transgender women's killings test police outreach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:01
The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously."

Dungeness crab fishery comes to end in Puget Sound after weekend holiday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:46
The summer Puget Sound and Hood Canal Dungeness crab fishery is coming to an end soon after what has turned out to be a surprisingly good season.

Teen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:46
A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.

Mayor’s Arts Awards honor MOHAI, TeenTix, others

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
At the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, MOHAI, TeenTix, the Snoqualmie tribe, Pacific MusicWorks founder Stephen Stubbs and others are honored.

13 things not to miss at Bumbershoot Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Bumbershoot 2014 is upon us! The annual mash-up of arts, comedy and music starts today at Seattle Center. We've put together a list of must-see acts for Day 1 enjoyment.

In Napa quake, wine barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Keep the exhibit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:31
Experiencing the real thing is what draws visitors in and fosters lasting connections [“Watoto’s death a wake-up call for city, Woodland Park Zoo,” Opinion, Aug. 25]. On a recent trip to the Woodland Park Zoo I learned about conservation programs the zoo supports — programs I

Sinclair Island: Not just an oddball refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:01
I’d like to dispel the mistaken notion depicted in this article that Sinclair Island is a refuge for eccentric people who run around on bumpy dirt roads and perform endless maintenance tasks [“The ‘other’ San Juan islanders go their own way,” Pacific NW Magazine, Aug. 2

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:53
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?