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Madoff son was under scrutiny until day he died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Bernard Madoff's last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives on.

For some gays abroad, social networking poses risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout.

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant, activists said Monday.

Police: Many minors at site of nightclub shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

'Umbrella Revolution' protests spread in Hong Kong

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
Pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect against pepper spray and tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.

Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:16
Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:16
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:01
Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is needed is huge.

Tacoma university offers more financial help to local students

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
A generation ago, the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma was the kind of liberal-arts college that attracted mostly local, home-grown students. But as it built a national reputation — and as the price of tuition rose — the school's enrollment increasingly came from out of stat

Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets.

Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:33
Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

Obama says mistrust of police corroding America

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:31
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:31
Police say a preliminary autopsy has ruled out any violent assault in the deaths of five Utah family members including three children.

US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:16
An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:46
The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:31
On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed one final amazing feat.