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US Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:17
The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective.

Jane Lynch, wife, finalize divorce in Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:05
A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.

Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:05
Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller gets 300th league victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:48
Goaltender Ryan Miller posted his 300th victory in the league as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.The Canucks (6-3-0) earned their third victory in four games, while the Hurricanes (0-6-2) remained the only winless team in the NHL.

Launch explosion destroys Redmond startup’s test satellite

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:46
The commercial Antares rocket that exploded just after liftoff Tuesday was carrying supplies to the International Space Station — and a satellite made by Redmond-based Planetary Resources. There were no injuries, and Orbital Sciences Corp. is working to determine the cause.

Wesco 3A playoff scenarios

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:40
Wesco 3A will play crossover games between the North and South divisions this week. Marysville-Pilchuck and Meadowdale will face off for the championship. The league gets six berths into Week 10 matchups.

Texas Tech wasn’t the only one shellshocked

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:38
Texas Christian ran out of its season allotment of celebratory fireworks after the Horned Frogs won 82-27 last week.

12th Fan of the Week: Randy Aliment watched Seahawks' birth

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:33
%%%6f640ed64b6e0f6ec0254c252aa08c0b%%%The Seattle Times will highlight a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan will predict the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.

College Football Playoff committee rankings show respect for SEC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:31
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Florida State is the lone non-SEC team in that group.

Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:31
Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses yards away from Turkish army lookout posts.

San Antonio edges Dallas on league’s opening night

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:52
Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed a double-double. San Antonio’s efficient performance on opening night in the league looked familiar, as the defending champions beat visiting Dallas 101-100.

Marysville cops: Research before donating to funds for victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:46
Officials are urging those hoping to contribute to funds set up for Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting victims to exercise caution and do basic research before donating money.

Adults should be charged if kid gets gun, like they do in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:46
There is something that might have prevented the Marysville shootings — or at least held the gun owner responsible. But lawmakers were too afraid of the NRA to do it.

Prop. 1A mailer asserts rival pre-K measure leaves out low-income

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:44
Campaign fliers for Seattle’s prekindergarten propositions contain some misinformation. In the first of two companion stories, here’s a look at a mailer for Proposition 1A.

Thousands are at cemetery for burial of Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:36
St. Louis Cardinals officials and players were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery in the Dominican Republic for the burial of former major-league outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22.

Don’t panic: We found John Keister; Norman Lear and Yoko updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:35
Local TV personality John Keister departs “The 206”; Norman Lear feted at Wild Ginger; and Yoko Ono organizes an exhibition of John Lennon’s artwork at The Bravern.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:31

Future of charter schools rests with state Supreme Court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:31
The discussion Tuesday focused on what the state constitution says about money for public schools, and how much leeway the Legislature has in paying for the education of children whose parents send them to charter schools.