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‘Alternative historian’ Roger Stone might be Nixon’s biggest fan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Roger Stone, the legendarily bare-knuckle Republican consultant, is seeing success with his revisionary history book about President Nixon, who Stone says was an unwitting victim of the Watergate conspiracy. Mainstream historians are not buying it.

New rules for L.A. high-rises lift hopes for inspired skyline

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
The Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by a 40-year-old fire-safety rule requiring a helicopter landing pad atop every skyscraper. With that rule now gone, architects hope the now-bustling downtown can acquire some interesting towers.

How does tiny Denmark pay $20-an-hour fast food wages?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Some U.S. labor activists and liberal scholars are posing a provocative question: If Danish Burger King franchises can pay $20 an hour, why can’t those in the United States pay the $15 an hour that many fast-food workers have been clamoring for?

‘Mama Gone Geek’: a writer-mother goes mad for science

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
In “Mama Gone Geek,” Bainbridge Island writer Lynn Brunelle recounts her efforts to turn parent-child encounters into teachable moments that demonstrate basic science. Brunelle appears Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Eagle Harbor Book Co.

Dia de Muertos, Diwali, Swedish treats | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Nov. 1-2, 2014, include Dia de los Muertos events, a celebration of Diwali at the Bellevue Library and the Swedish Club Holiday Bazaar.

Daily Rant&Rave: Inconsiderate bus riders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
RAVE  To the strangers who came to my aid when my car died at a downtown intersection. I tried to push the car off the road and was having a hard time when I was quickly joined by four guys who helped me push the car to a safe place. I thanked them all then, thanks again! Seattle ... city of an

Parched California farm town sees future drying up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
If rain doesn’t come soon to California, cities and suburbs will survive, with maybe fewer flower beds or more expensive lettuce. But in Stratford, a farm town losing population, survival isn’t a given.

Arkansas vote would open up liquor sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
On Tuesday, Arkansas voters will decide whether to toss out Prohibition-style local laws that ban the sale of alcohol in half of the state’s 75 counties, and make this semi-dry Southern state decidedly wet, border to border.

Ambitious chef employs Amazon River’s riches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:16
A chef from a bustling Amazon River city wants to show the world that a bounty of little-known ingredients found in the vast river region has the potential to turn Brazil’s cuisine on its head.

Young Afghan woman defies pledged marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:01
The practice known as baad — in which girls are traded as future brides between families to resolve disputes — is illegal but widely practiced, especially in remote areas of Afghanistan. This is the story of one young woman who defied the baad marriage pledged arranged when she was 5.

As election closes in, Obama on center stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46
Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day.

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46
An official for the main Syrian Kurdish force says Iraqi peshmerga fighters are getting ready for the battle against Islamic State group extremists in the border town of Kobani.

Military service members complain about sex survey

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:31
Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

Suicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:16
An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in suicide attack in eastern Logar province.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:01
For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:31
Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:31
Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.