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Photos of the Day: Oct. 29, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:44

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

38 missing in the Aegean after migrant boat sinking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:25

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos search Thursday for 38 people believed still missing after the sinking of a wooden boat carrying migrants. Earlier, 242 people were rescued and three bodies were recovered. At first light Thursday, a helicopter from the European border protection agency Frontex joined the search by […]

Pakistan quake survivors need help rebuilding before winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:20

CHITRAL, Pakistan (AP) — Rehmatud Din walked 10 hours and scrambled through landslide debris to reach his family in this remote northwestern town that was devastated by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake this week. When he finally arrived, he learned that his 6-year-old daughter had died after being crushed by the roof of their home, and […]

Floods paralyze Iraqi capital as heavy rain continues

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:15

BAGHDAD (AP) — After a night of intense rain storms, the joke being shared on social media Thursday assures Iraqis that they don’t need to go far to catch a migrant boat to Europe. “Grab a boat from Baghdad and it will take you straight to Greece,” the joke reads, as millions of Iraqis awoke […]

2 Palestinians killed in West Bank in stabbing incidents

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:10

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Thursday shot and killed two Palestinians, including one who stabbed a soldier, Israeli authorities said, the latest in a string of clashes in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron. In recent days, Hebron has become a focus of clashes following six weeks of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The city, where […]

3 dead recovered of 12 miners buried in Indonesian landslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:05

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers retrieved three bodies Thursday among 12 miners buried under a landslide while digging illegally at a state-run gold mine on Indonesia’s main island of Java. They were buried under a landslide Tuesday at the Aneka Tambang-controlled mine in the mountainous region of Pongkor near the West Java town of Bogor, […]

Alaska Airlines says computer issues that delayed flights resolved

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:04

Technical problems with several Alaska Air computer systems, including programs for passenger check-in and for preflight departure paperwork, delayed some flights.

Jailed, flogged Saudi blogger Badawi wins EU rights prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Muslim clerics has won the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights. Raif Badawi was honored with the award as a symbol of the fight for freedom of speech — an announcement greeted with a standing ovation […]

Huskies morning links: UW a 4.5-point favorite against Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:41

Catching up on links: The Huskies opened Thursday as a 5-point favorite against Arizona. It moved to UW minus-4.5 later in the day. (The line was again delayed this week, presumably because of Jake Browning‘s uncertain status.) Myles Gaskin had his first extended interview with local media after practice Wednesday. Jonathan Smith was asked about […]

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — September marked a slowdown in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, the second consecutive decline for a real estate market that has been rebounding for the first half of 2015. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index dropped 2.3 percent to 106.8 last month. […]

Bombardier to get $1 billion from Quebec government

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:19

TORONTO — Bombardier, the world’s third largest plane maker, says it will get a $1 billion investment from the Quebec government and is reporting a $4.9 billion loss for the third quarter, mostly tied to its CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft programs. Canada’s largest aerospace company said Thursday that Quebec agreed to buy 49.5 percent […]

Pomp and politics: How the House chooses a new speaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Boehner, prone to shedding sentimental tears, will probably need his hankie Thursday. But you might catch him grinning, too, as he relinquishes the speaker’s gavel and the burden of trying to herd defiant House Republicans. The ceremony of selecting a new speaker of the House, the person second in line for […]

Boehner voices few regrets, no second thoughts on way out

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner, reflecting Wednesday on a nearly quarter-century run on Capitol Hill, defended his decision to push a bipartisan budget deal through the House as his final act before leaving Congress. “It’s a solid agreement and I’m proud of it,” Boehner told a group of reporters in his office shortly before […]

China decides to abolish 1-child policy, allow 2 children

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:15

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that limited many urban families to only one child for more than three decades. The decision is the most significant easing of family-planning policies that were long considered some […]

Scorecard: How the GOP candidates fared in their 3rd debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:14

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Here’s a look at how the 10 Republican presidential candidates in the main-event debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder performed Wednesday night. ___ BEN CARSON Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was in the spotlight more than in the first two debates, having risen to the top of polls nationally and in first-voting […]

Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:14

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio refused to criticize his rival Jeb Bush during a flurry of television interviews Thursday following a strong performance in the third GOP debate. Rubio instead tried to focus attention on his criticisms of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a testy exchange that was a debate highlight, Rubio seemed […]

UW football live chat: Previewing Huskies vs. Arizona at noon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:07

Join Husky beat writer Adam Jude at noon Thursday to preview the Huskies' late Halloween game vs. Arizona.

5 food news bites of the week: A meat freak-out, ‘Burnt’ with Bradley Cooper, a $237 Seattle menu and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:00

A meat-and-cancer study causes an unnecessary furor, 'Burnt' fails to sizzle, Altura acquires a giant truffle (and makes a giant-priced menu to match), and more.

Bookstore Bar and Café on the wrong page

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:00

A disappointing return to Seattle by renowned chef Caprial Pence.

TV picks for Thursday: A whole lotta Charlie Brown

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 22:00

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ The annual airing of this 1966 animated half-hour seems like the perfect antidote to all the big scares on TV this week. All your favorite moments are here: Snoopy versus the Red Baron, the joys of trick-or-treating (“I got a rock”), Charlie Brown versus Lucy and the football, and […]