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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).

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:31
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Highlights from the Pac-12 coaches teleconference . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:50
Tuesday marked the weekly Pac-12 football coaches teleconference. Herewith, some snippets:

Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:49
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, says she hopes to run for office again and is urging GOP leaders to have "more guts" as they pursue their agenda.

GOP cries foul over mailers targeting state Sen. Andy Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:46
The Republican Senate Campaign Committee is disputing an assertion made in mailers opposing state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond. Hill is facing Democrat Matt Isenhower in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate after election day.

Threat to Marysville-area school deemed not credible

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:46
An online threat made against a school on the Tulalip Reservation has been deemed not credible, a spokeswoman for the Tulalip Tribes said Tuesday morning.

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:46
Toronto's next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative -- almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving public drinking and illegal drug use.

Big flavors at Big Chickie

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:50
At Big Chickie, a rotisserie chicken shack in Hillman City, there’s really only one option, but that’s not a bad thing.

Correction: Colon Cancer Test story

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:47
In a story Oct. 26 about Cologuard, a new DNA test for colon cancer screening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the test was approved in September and was not yet available nationwide. The test was approved in August and has been available through the Cologuard website and private practice physicians for people willing to pay for it themselves, not just starting Monday at the Mayo Clinic with Medicare reimbursement.

Marysville-Pilchuck shooting: Fund and 'de-stigmatize' mental-health services

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:47
The articles on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting share another gruesome reminder of the pain and anguish that Washington’s youths suffer daily ["5 Marysville school friends invited to lunch, then shot, sheriff says," Local News, Oct. 27].

Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:46
A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.

D.J. Peterson to participate in the Arizona Fall League "Fall-Stars" game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:46
The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the 2014 Fall-Stars game on Monday. Mariners' top hitting prospect DJ Peterson was named to the West Division squad. Peterson is hitting just .191 (5-for-47) with a homer and three doubles and a .641 OPS in 13 games. But the selections aren't ba

Scary Movie Week: 'The Birds'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:46
As Scary Movie Week continues, I asked Mary Ann Gwinn -- Seattle Times books editor, and my cube-mate here at the office -- to name her favorite scary movie. Hers was a classic: Hitchcock's "The Birds," which she first saw as a child (age 10 or 11, she said, which is WAY too young for "The Birds," d