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Syrian air force attacks IS-held northern town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:01
Activists say Syrian government helicopter gunships have attacked a northern town held by Muslim militants, killing at least a dozen people and wounding dozens more.

Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:28
Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:28
Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday.

Scots decide whether to declare independence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:28
The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on whether to become an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.

Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:28
Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:01
Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.

Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

A look at key developments in NFL controversies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

‘Tusk’: Kevin Smith’s pointless house of walrus horrors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
A movie review of “Tusk,” about a sensationalistic podcaster (Justin Long) taken prisoner in backwoods Manitoba by a serial killer (Michael Parks) infatuated with walruses. It got 0 stars.

A grim ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
Liam Neeson is a private eye taking “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” a thriller that isn’t quite as good as his character is. 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘This Is Where I Leave You’: a likable family re-connects

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
“This is Where I Leave You” is a family-forced-to-be-together dramedy that jells better than most thanks to its funny cast, which includes Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda. 3 stars out of 4.

USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.

Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.

Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes.

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:16
Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Pooch missing from Philadelphia since April turns up in Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:46
PORTLAND (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.

Rocky start for state’s pot stores — only one in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:46
Seattle marijuana stores have been delayed by limited locations, short supply, city code issues and unprepared applicants.

NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:46
Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.