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Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 50 sec ago
Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 51 sec ago
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 52 sec ago
Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 53 sec ago
A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 54 sec ago
The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

Seattle Times Headlines - 45 min 56 sec ago
Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - 49 min 50 sec ago
Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 44 sec ago
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 45 sec ago
Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 49 sec ago
U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

US are stocks mixed in early trading

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 52 sec ago
U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Friday as investors looked over a batch of new reports on the economy ahead of the Labor Day holiday.

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 1 sec ago
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 5 sec ago
Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Bumbershoot 2014: More than 100 visual artists to explore

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 9 sec ago
Yes, there’s art to look at in the Fisher and Fountain pavilions, but you’ll see and do a whole lot more in this exploration of creativity by more than 100 artists at Bumbershoot.

Bumbershoot 2014 Theater: A mix of comedies, fairy tales and gory stories

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 9 sec ago
Comedy, fairy tales and gory stories are among the live theater shows being performed by local artists at Bumbershoot 2014.

Il Terrazzo Carmine: Old-school Italian is definitively delivered

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 9 sec ago
Il Terrazzo Carmine, an Italian restaurant in Pioneer Square, was and still is unapologetically old school.

Bumbershoot 2014: World-music acts

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 9 sec ago
A roundup of the world-music acts at Bumbershoot 2014.

Daily Rant&Rave: Bill Cosby show

Seattle Times Headlines - 59 min 9 sec ago
RAVE To the kind, generous man who gave my wife and I free tickets to the Bill Cosby show at   the Evergreen State Fair when two people in his large party couldn’t make it. We had a great time and thanked him again as we all were leaving the show, and the huge smile on his face showe