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No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:34
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.

Spices of the world, at your table | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:31
With its new cookbook, Pike Place’s World Spice Merchants bring the savory flavors of the globe to your kitchen.

$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:31
Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:39
Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.

Sweden scales back submarine hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:31
Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:34
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:31
The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend.

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:31
Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

Toys ‘R’ Us stands ground on ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:31
A Florida mother launched an online petition to get the retailer to pull the products, depicting the drug lord and his sidekick from the TV series and carried in stores’ adult action figure sections for collectors.

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:37
Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:33
The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:28
A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:27
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:16
Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:16
Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

Record-high enrollment at WSU and UW's three campuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:01
Both the University of Washington and Washington State University are reporting record-high enrollments for this academic year, with UW enrollment up 3 percent from the previous year and WSU up 4 percent.

Record-high enrollment at WSU and UW's three campuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:01
Both the University of Washington and Washington State University are reporting record-high enrollments for this academic year, with UW enrollment up 3 percent from the previous year and WSU up 4 percent.

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:46
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

NFL power rankings: Seahawks continue their stumble

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:01
The Seahawks' 3-1 record feels like a long time ago, especially when one looks at the NFL power rankings put out by various sites this week. And that lopsided win against Green Bay in Week 1 on national TV? It might as well have been against the Lombardi Packers based on how down certain pundits are