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2 Nepal maids allegedly raped by Saudi diplomat return home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:40
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two Nepalese maids who alleged they were beaten and raped by a Saudi diplomat in India were taken to a women’s shelter in Nepal on Thursday. The women had their faces covered and were protected by several police officers on arrival at the Kathmandu airport. They were whisked away in a […]

Corned-beef kings: 5 Seattle-area spots doing the sandwich right

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:21
The best places to try this deli staple in Seattle, Bellevue and Bainbridge Island.

NYC police boss: We’re trying to apologize to ex-tennis pro

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Former tennis professional James Blake said Thursday that he wants an apology after a case of mistaken identity led police to handcuff him and take him to the ground. “I’d like an apology,” Blake said on ABC’s “Good Morning America. “I’d like an explanation for how they conducted themselves because I […]

Roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan police officers on patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:13
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police say a roadside bomb has killed five officers who were on patrol in central Afghanistan. Asadullah Ensafi, the deputy chief police in Ghazni province, said the blast was likely from a remote-controlled bomb. It happened Thursday morning in the city of Ghazni, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) southwest of Kabul. […]

Scholarship fund awards $115.9M to families of 9/11 victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:10
NEW YORK (AP) — A private scholarship fund for family members of 9/11 victims says it has awarded $115.9 million to 2,825 students. The Families of Freedom Scholarship fund distributed $12.5 million to 760 students in the 2014-15 school year. The fund is a program of Scholarship America, a nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization. […]

Hazy skyline irks tourists as Singapore readies for polls

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:08
SINGAPORE — Air pollution in Singapore reached its highest level in a year on Thursday as smog from Indonesian forest fires shrouded the island nation in a veil of gray, irking tourists and alarming authorities with hours left before general elections. The Pollutant Standards Index, Singapore’s main measure of air pollution, hit 160 in the […]

For savvy migrants, social media helps ease trip to the West

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:07
Thousands of mostly young Syrians and Iraqis have been taking advantage of social-media networks and smartphone apps to guide their journey across the sea from Turkey and onward to Western Europe.

Photos of the Day: Sept. 10, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:05
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Officer trials in Freddie Gray death will stay in Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:04
The trials for six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will be held in Baltimore after a judge dismissed arguments from the officers' attorneys, who said the days of riots, protests and city-wide curfews would make it impossible to choose unbiased jurors.

Tropical Storm Henri moving north in Atlantic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:03
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Henri is moving more quickly across the Atlantic well east of Bermuda with no change in strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds Thursday of about 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast in the next day or so. Henri is centered about 235 miles (375 kilometers) east of […]

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year, meaning a new round of uncertainty for people exposed to the toxic dust that fell on New York after hijacked jets toppled the World Trade Center. […]

Note to angry callers: Clerk named Kim is not that clerk named Kim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 23:00
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Tabor sometimes wears a bright orange T-shirt bearing a slogan she’s found herself repeating for weeks: “Hello my name is not Kim Davis.” Tabor works for the Rowan County Circuit Court Clerk, the office that handles court filings. Across the street is the Rowan County Clerk, where Kim Davis licenses […]

Huskies morning links: Marques Tuiasosopo a finalist for Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:54
Huskies host Sacramento State for an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Husky Stadium.

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:45
MAGALIESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics — some experts called it “bizarre” and […]

Video shows object thrown in Planned Parenthood arson in Pullman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
Investigators have recovered video showing a flammable object being thrown through the window of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state before a fire broke out Friday.

‘Projectile’ hit reported in Phoenix amid spate of shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona are checking out another possible shooting on a Phoenix-area freeway. The state Department of Public Safety says officers are responding to a report of a damaged window on a vehicle that was traveling on Interstate 10 Thursday morning. Trooper Tim Case says a “projectile” hit the window but no […]

US stocks rising in early trading amid speculation on Fed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading Thursday as investors try to anticipate when and how quickly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. A government report on unemployment claims suggested the job market remains strong. Markets in Europe and Asia were mostly lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial […]

Police: Golfer dies after being stung by bees in Michigan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:21
DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 64-year-old golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan. Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Tamlyn says Darryl Dever of Powell was pronounced dead Wednesday after having trouble breathing. reports […]

Colbert: First show almost didn’t make it

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert says he came awfully close to not making his much-ballyhooed debut on “The Late Show” this week. Colbert, opening his second program on Wednesday night, said that a combination of an overstuffed show that needed to be edited and a technical glitch temporarily prevented producers from sending the finished […]