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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:59
Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

Sherman, Peterson keep beef alive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:43
As maybe could be predicted, Patrick Peterson's new contract last night re-ignited his social media feud with Richard Sherman.

Cops: Man tried to smother ill dad who later died

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:37
A Florida man is accused of trying to suffocate his terminally ill father by holding his hand over the man's nose and mouth at a suburban Cleveland nursing home, police said. The 86-year-old man died a few hours later.

Marijuana, parenting and toking in public

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:59
When voters ended marijuana prohibition in Washington, we didn't end the civic duty to not be a public jerk.

Daily Rant & Rave: Driver, get that dog off your lap (and keep it out of my cart, too)

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:59
RAVE To the Capitol Hill couple who rescued our camping weekend at Mount Rainier by letting us park our vehicle at their site when the campground was full. We so appreciate their kindness.

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:52
The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too.

Son says N.C.-based missionary fighting Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:01
The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:01
New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators -- Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

Prop. 1: Support parks to promote healthy lifestyles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:58
Seattle voters will have a great opportunity to provide continued support to our parks ["Proposition 1 enrages, divides Seattle parks supporters," Opinion Northwest, July 24]. Proposition 1 will create a Park District for our city, which is a proven way to deliver stable, sustainable funding for our

Revised data: US grew faster in 2nd half of 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:52
Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.

Survey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:52
A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.

10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:46
An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire regulations in the country.

Diplomat: Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:35
Israel's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:53
Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:51
Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.

Photos: Picturing the devastation of fire country

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:44
Southern Okanogan County, devastated by wildfire over the last two weeks, has the look of a war zone right after the combat has finished. The front has moved on, leaving ruined homes, blackened earth and the smell of smoke.

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:46
Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.

PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:46
A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:46
Think you're in control? Think again.

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:46
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.