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Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:01
Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home.

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:01
Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Later high-school start times: How 70 districts have done it

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:00
Mounting scientific evidence shows that chronic sleep loss compromises teenagers' learning, health and safety, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics last month to recommend that middle and high schools start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Football commands highest TV ad prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his 'heaven'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park.

They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi.

Box office top 20: 'Equalizer' debuts with $34.1M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:31
Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer."

“The Full 80” prep girls soccer blog -- Week 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:01
In this edition of “The Full 80,” a look at Bellevue’s hopes of building on state-best finish under new coach Matt Dorman.

Prep girls soccer state rankings -- Week 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Prep girls soccer

US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:46
Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:31
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:31
Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence.

McConnell's backers spend millions in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:31
Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are on track to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters, a staggering amount for a single race that stands as a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.

Christie, Michelle Obama campaign in Wisconsin

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:16
Wisconsin's tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans to step up their support for a potential presidential rival, Scott Walker. First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, campaigned for former state commerce secretary Mary Burke.