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Fight against Islamic State: U.S. is caught in balancing act

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:33
Our latest war in Iraq and Syria is indeed a strange operation ["Weapons use in Syria airstrikes outpaces raids on Islamic State in Iraq," Nation & World, Sept. 24]. We bomb, but there seems to be no attempt at stopping other countries in the Middle East from supplying funds or to stop them buyi

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:40
President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria -- well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.

Round-up: Community colleges win $12.5M for job training, Calif. adopts 'yes means yes' law

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:38
Community colleges win $12.5 million for job-training programs (AP): Vice President Joe Biden announced close to a half-billion dollars in grants on Monday that will be directed to community colleges working with employers on job-training programs. In Washington state, a consortium of eigh

Weekly coaches' state volleyball rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:31
Here are the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association state rankings for the week of Sept. 29:

Jane Fonda gets personal at Rape Foundation brunch

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:31
Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42.

Monday morning MLS roundup: The Galaxy keeps pace

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:29
Sunday night's match between the L.A. Galaxy and New York Red Bulls was billed as not only potentially the final matchup between Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry, but as a meeting of two of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer. Only one of them left the StubHub Center with that distinction

Football rankings -- 4A, 3A, 2A

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:27
This week's rankings.

Embrace the ‘gut churn,’ says Jad Abumrad of ‘Radiolab’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:38
“Radiolab” co-host Jad Abumrad returns to Seattle on Sept. 30, this time to talk about “gut churn,” and how that sinking feeling can actually help the creative process. Cellist Zoe Keating will accompany Abumrad.

US grants $450M to link job training to employers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:29
Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training.

Families, vets hope ‘Lost 74’ of 1969 tragedy will finally be counted

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:25
A national group meeting in Seattle this week is hoping to get greater recognition of the 1969 deaths of 74 U.S. sailors in a collision with an Australian aircraft carrier.

News Guide: Issues, people in Hong Kong protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:24
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are drawing thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil resistance to Beijing's plans to screen candidates for the post of the city's leader, or chief executive. Here are the major issues and people in the dispute.

Bagel company Einstein Noah sold for $364.5M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
The owner of Einstein Bros. Bagels and other, similar chains is being acquired by investment group JAB Holding for about $364.5 million.

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:37
How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

How people create flight delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
Pilots and passengers make flights late, and professor is studying how to make things better.

FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week.

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:31
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

Sept. 29 TV Picks: The new ‘Scorpion’ on CBS

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, include “Scorpion” on CBS, “The Voice” on NBC and “Castle” on ABC.

Madoff son was under scrutiny until day he died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:34
Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.