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Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

Seattle Times Headlines - 52 min 47 sec ago
From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Seattle Times Headlines - 52 min 52 sec ago
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

Mayor Ed Murray visits Ireland to drum up business for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 53 min 46 sec ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray met with Ireland's prime minister for at least a half-hour in Dublin on Monday, he said in a phone interview.

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 30 sec ago
Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 32 sec ago
Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in its mission of protecting the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 42 sec ago
Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 46 sec ago
First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.

US consumer confidence slides in September

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 31 sec ago
U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months.

Microsoft offers look at Windows 10

Seattle Times Headlines - 56 min 45 sec ago
Update 11:10 a.m.:

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

Yahoo! National News - 56 min 49 sec ago

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, high school students hold a protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism in the teaching of U.S. history, at Ralston Valley High School, in Arvada, Colo. The protests over the Colorado school district’s proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state’s marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.


Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Yahoo! National News - 56 min 58 sec ago

FILE - This March 25, 2013, file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen of Moore, Okla. Nolen was charged Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


Seahawks Daily Top 10: Kansas City game looks a lot tougher --- for today, anyway

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 33 sec ago
We wrote a little yesterday about how Seattle's schedule over the next two months or so was beginning to look a little less dangerous.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Kansas City game looks a lot tougher --- for today, anyway

Seattle Seahawks - 57 min 33 sec ago
We wrote a little yesterday about how Seattle's schedule over the next two months or so was beginning to look a little less dangerous.
Categories: Sports Center

UW progress report: What we know, what we don’t know about the Huskies after five games

WA Huskies - 58 min 7 sec ago
After five games, Washington is 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12 following Saturday’s 20-13 loss to then-No. 16 Stanford. Here’s a progress report during the Huskies’ bye week:
Categories: Sports Center

UW progress report: What we know, what we don’t know about the Huskies after five games

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 7 sec ago
After five games, Washington is 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12 following Saturday’s 20-13 loss to then-No. 16 Stanford. Here’s a progress report during the Huskies’ bye week:

1 student shot, 2nd in custody at NC high school

Yahoo! National News - 58 min 24 sec ago
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said.

Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 26 sec ago
Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 53 sec ago

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, right, waits for the proceedings to begin with his mother, Donna Scharfenberg, at the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Coats' case highlights the clash between state laws that are increasingly accepting of marijuana use and employers' drug-free policies that won't tolerate it. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Scott Osler, Pool)DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.


Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 58 sec ago

Students put their hands on their heads as they are lead out of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 after a shooting. Officials said a student was injured and one person was being sought in connection with the incident. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday.


Catalans rally for independence vote

BBC World News - 1 hour 1 min ago
Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.
Categories: BBC World News