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Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June runoff.

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

Video games come of age as spectator sport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."

Global stock markets muted, Qantas surges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.

Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30
A sprawling undersea search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean could be extended farther south based on new satellite analysis, only weeks before the multimillion dollar, yearlong sonar hunt for wreckage is due to begin, officials said Thursday.

Strategic Ukraine town under rebel control

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30
The stratebic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday and Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.

Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30
The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as doctors know about now.

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:46
A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:16
In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:16
If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:16
The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Daily Rant&Rave: Bouquets of appreciation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:35
RAVE To the man outside Evergreen Hospital who gave us a bouquet of dahlias to bring to our friend inside. He had a trunkful and hands them out every day, his way of giving back and saying thanks after being at Evergreen for 44 days himself.

Josh Shaw's end run at USC, and does any of this sound familiar?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:31
By now, you're probably aware that USC and defensive back Josh Shaw have been caught with their pants down. Shaw was a figure of national admiration Sunday when the school revealed that his two high ankle sprains were suffered when he leaped from a balcony into a pool to save his seven-year-old neph

Josh Shaw's end run at USC, and does any of this sound familiar?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:31
By now, you're probably aware that USC and defensive back Josh Shaw have been caught with their pants down. Shaw was a figure of national admiration Sunday when the school revealed that his two high ankle sprains were suffered when he leaped from a balcony into a pool to save his seven-year-old neph

Seahawks players to watch against the Oakland Raiders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:31
Here are our picks for players to watch for the Seahawks in Thursday night's game at Oakland.