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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 00:54
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

Daily Rant & Rave: Make way for duckling rescuers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the random strangers who came together on a busy street to rescue a duckling. My sister and I saw the duckling slip through a street grate as the mother herded her small family across the road. We saw no chance of rescue until a woman walking by showed us how to raise the grate. The poor duc

Over dinner, Swedish teacher brings immigrants and natives together

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
As more immigrants move to Sweden, one teacher noticed the newcomers were socially isolated. So she’s been inviting them to meet fellow Swedes over dinner and working to inspire others to do the same.

Cowboys and the ancient art of the cattle roundup live on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
“If you get off the interstate a ways, cowboys are still out there,” says a Kansas historian. They are still on horseback, too. Here’s a recent roundup day in the life of the cowboys and cowgirls at the 80,000-acre Flint Hills ranch.

For these prisoners, making wine beats marking time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
One of Italy’s oldest winemaking families has lent its expertise to the prison inmates working a vineyard on a remote island, where their “Gorgona” wine has received a celebrated boost in taste, reputation, production — and price.

A teenager’s flight from catastrophe, toward purpose

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
Chris Bohjalian’s novel “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” tells the story of Emily, a teenager whose life is undone when her parents perish in a catastrophic nuclear-plant malfunction.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Aug. 2.

Atlantic City struggling as casinos lose their luster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
In the mid-1990s, nearly 50,000 people worked in casinos in Atlantic City. That was down to 33,000 by 2011. And now, with four of the city’s 11 casinos closing or in bankruptcy, tourism is down, boardwalk business has slumped, and few observers see much hope in Atlantic City’s future.

Boats, planes, neighborhood fests | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Aug. 2-3, 2014, include Seafair Weekend Hydroplane Races and Air Show, Seafair Fleet Week, Magnolia Summerfest, Umoja Heritage Parade and Festival, and SalmonFest and Lake City Pioneers Day Parade.

Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck.

US manufacturing expands again in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.

Netanyahu to US: Don't second guess me on Hamas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
Authorities in Taiwan's second-biggest city were focusing on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 27 people and injured 267.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:31
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.