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Paccar’s 3Q profit climbs 20 percent on strong truck sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46
The third-quarter results of Bellevue-based truck maker Paccar got a boost from strong truck sales in North America and aftermarket part sales worldwide.

Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:44
Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.

Oregon could have clear path into four-team football playoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:44
The playoff committee’s first poll was released Tuesday, and Oregon was fifth. Considering the shake-up sure to happen at the top the Ducks should be in good shape to finish in the top four if they can win out.

UW's Andrew Hudson making most of his second chance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:50
Hau'oli Kikaha, the national leader in sacks and tackles for loss, has garnered most of the headlines as the Huskies' standout defensive end.

State traffic forecast predicts long-term decline in travel miles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:49
As it does every year, the Washington State Department of Transportation prepared a long-term forecast of traffic volume, measured as “vehicle miles traveled.” But this year’s version did something most official traffic models don’t do: It predicted a long-term decline.

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:48
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.

24 treats to conjure up this Halloween

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:46
A collection of Halloween-themed treats you can make at home.

Dorie Greenspan cookbook draws wisdom from the home cooks of France

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:46
In her new book “Baking Chez Moi,” Dorie Greenspan turns to the kitchens of French homes for lessons.

Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:46
More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.

Editorial: FBI exploited press credibility in bomb ruse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:47
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s decision to use The Associated Press name on a made-up story to track down a suspect obliterates a line that never should have been crossed.

SPSL 2A playoff scenarios

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:46
The SPSL 2A gets a little crazy when looking at seeding scenarios.

Obama says US can't shy away from Ebola battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:46
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States can't be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola and must support health care workers who are returning from the front lines in Africa.

House Republicans make liberal use of Obama in ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:46
One week before Election Day, House Republicans rolled out late-campaign attack ads Tuesday tying Democrats to President Barack Obama. The unpopular chief executive embarked on a round of travel to boost gubernatorial candidates in a half-dozen states.

Scary Movie Week: 75 great horror movies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:01
Should you be in need of a classic scary movie this week, Rotten Tomatoes has put together a handy list of the 75 best-reviewed horror films on their site. Read the whole list here, or just peruse their top 10, which has a decidedly old-school vibe:

Round-up: Tacoma student charged with tweeting threats, SPS will reassign Garfield teacher

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:54
Tacoma student charged with tweeting threats: A 16-year-old student at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma has been charged with felony harassment after allegedly threatening on social media to "shoot up"his school. The teen told police he intended the announcement as a joke.

Seattle area home-price gains stall in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:53
The average price of existing single-family homes sold in the Seattle area in August remained the same as in July, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index. Over the past 12 months, the average home price increased 6.6 percent.

Canada honors soldier shot dead by gunman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:44
Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered emotional praise at the funeral of a soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government last week.

Pope delivers mini-encyclical on poor, environment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:44
Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the rights of the poor, the injustices of unemployment, and the need for environmental protection Tuesday, saying he's not preaching communism but the Gospel.

Deaths of 3 family members in Rainier Beach baffle neighbors

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:50
Update at 2:47 p.m.: The 11-year-old killed Monday night in Rainier Beach was a student at Aki Kurose Middle School, according to Seattle Public Schools.

Eight former Washington players on NBA rosters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:46
The NBA season-opener tips off tonight and Washington has eight former players on opening-day rosters, which is the third most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA (14) a and Arizona (12).