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Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:09
Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. This bush meat was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices. But Ebola has frightened away customers and Kyerewaa hasn't sold anything in days.

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:06
North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:04
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:00
Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World's Children's Prize 2014 -- a global vote involving millions of children.

America, lost out of space | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:50
When I saw the rocket explode just off the pad on Tuesday, it was like a flashback to the late 1950s and very early 1960s. NASA had several embarrassing failures trying to catch up with the Soviet Union — then it did, surpassed it, and the United States landed astronauts on the moon in 1969. I

Jeb Bush: Obama handling of Ebola 'incompetent'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:48
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama's initial handling of the Ebola crisis as "incompetent," saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus.

The tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:48
It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream: The sitting vice president, in the midst of his own run for president, dashes across Pennsylvania Avenue and bursts into the Senate to cast the deciding vote on make-or-break legislation, saving the day for his party while C-SPAN cameras capture the moment.

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:46
As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.

Orbital Sciences' stock plummets after explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:58
Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday morning trading after the aerospace company's unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening.

US Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:50
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.

Daily Rant&Rave: Turn down the heat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:50
RAVE For Dr. Joanne RobertsCQ, spokesperson for Providence Hospital Everett, for her sensitivity speaking about the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting victims. As one glued to the TV for word of a friend’s granddaughter’s safety, I appreciated the competence and calmness of her rep

Analysts: Al-Qaida still offers olive branch to ISIS

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:41
Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets -- a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to capitalize on the younger group's ruthless advance across the region.

SPS ask fans to wear white to weekend's sporting events

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:41
Seattle Public Schools is asking all fans attending sporting events this weekend to wear something white to signify hope and healing in the wake of last week's Marysville-Pilchuck tragedy and this week's passing of an Aki Kurose Middle School student after a shooting.

Chef Tom Douglas digs into advice for preparing razor clams

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:39
%%%5e717fca0c25bb29895e3d982e2152d3%%%The coastal fall and winter razor clam digging season is off to a great start with folks clamoring in their boots between Mocrocks and Long Beach for these tasty shellfish.

Wednesday morning Seahawks links and notes: SI examines Seahawks' offense --- What do the numbers show?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00
In the wake of the Percy Harvin trade, there's an obvious spotlight on the Seattle offense, which looked pretty good in the first game without him, and at least survived in the second game.

US to increase security at some federal buildings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:49
Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a "precautionary step."

North Kitsap student arrested for allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:10
Police have arrested a student from North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo for felony harassment after he allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school, according to reports from KIRO.

Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:06
Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain's Houses of Parliament.

Astoria bridge restoration work to take until 2021

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:03
ASTORIA, Ore. — It’s taking a little longer than planned for the first phase of a project to paint and repair the Columbia River bridge at Astoria.