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Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The findings, published in Current Biology, show that the brains of liberals and conservatives may by wired differently — and shed light on the biological factors at play in political beliefs.

Too much information: Political campaigns swamped

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 30 min ago
The Big Data era of politics has left some campaigns drowning in their own sophisticated advances.

More than 750 people turn out for meeting on oil-train study

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Hundreds of people concerned about the increasing number of oil trains traversing the state came to a Thursday evening meeting in Olympia to comment on the preliminary findings of a state study on oil-train safety and spill response.

Lane Pederson scores twice and Thunderbirds win 5-2

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 33 min ago
Seattle next hosts Vancouver on Saturday night.

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police.

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
Japan's stock index surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 46 min ago
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

Bentley, officially Ebola-free, set to reunite with nurse

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel’s stool and urine were tested for Ebola one final time before the end of his 21-day quarantine and came back negative.

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
Big projects and big taxes are on the menu as Sound Transit prepares for the 2015 Legislature and a likely 2016 regional ballot measure.

Remember to inspect Halloween treats; SPD doubts many pot tricks

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
Seattle police say to watch your children’s Halloween candy closely, but don’t be too concerned about pot-infused treats sneaking in.

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

UW football live chat at 1 p.m. today

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 48 min ago
The Huskies (5-3, 1-3 Pac-12) look to end a two-game losing skid at Colorado (2-6, 0-5) on Saturday (10 a.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks). Join me for a live chat at 1 p.m. today to preview the game.

Recordings describe Marysville-Pilchuck shooting response

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 54 min ago
Snohomish County law enforcement officials on Thursday released recordings of radio communications between police and dispatchers following last Friday's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

'Pray Your Gay Away'? Celis says Democrats distort his views

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 55 min ago
Mailers showing up in the 1st Congressional District attack Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis over his past statements on abortion and gay marriage.

Dying woman, 29, completes ‘bucket-list’ Grand Canyon trip

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 55 min ago
Brittany Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans to take advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and end her own life Saturday, though she could change her mind

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 56 min ago
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 59 min ago
The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.