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Police mix-up frees 3 suspected jihadis in France

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:36
Three suspected French jihadis turned themselves in Wednesday to French police after a mix-up in which they passed right through French customs even though they had gone to Syria.

Solo asserts her innocence in online post

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:28
U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is again asserting her innocence in a domestic violence assault case that she faces in Washington state.

Khorasan Group, Obama's new front against al-Qaida

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:24
The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

Asian stocks drift after Wall Street slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:46
Asian stock markets drifted Wednesday as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was offset by grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria.

Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:46
Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday.

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:32
Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming. Binding commitments and action are to come.

Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine violated

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a cease-fire declared weeks earlier between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents.

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

Activists: Air raids hit IS group in eastern Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
At least 10 airstrikes hit suspected Islamic State positions on Wednesday in an eastern Syrian town near the Iraqi border, activists said.

Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:31
Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

Denver area students walk out of school in protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:07
Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:07
Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:07
U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January -- or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

Residents chafe over search for ambush suspect

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:07
Pennsylvania state police are defending themselves against complaints that they have unfairly denied residents access to their homes during the manhunt for a suspected killer.

Seaports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:07
The twin ports that handle 40 percent of America's import trade were mostly back in business again after an idle day brought on by smoke from a fire at an old wooden wharf.

Australia terror suspect had passport canceled

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:01
A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism police officers had his passport canceled on national security grounds and had recently displayed what appeared to be a flag of the Islamic State group, top police officials said Wednesday.

Officials: US drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:58
A suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle carrying Uzbek and local militants in the country's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 10 of them, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.