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Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:31
Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.

Power outages from windstorm to linger into Monday for some

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:39
A weekend windstorm brought lengthy power outages, and Puget Sound Energy warned that for some customers in North King County the problem could last into Monday night.

Amazon workers in Germany on strike again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:38
Workers at Amazon.com in Germany are on strike again as a union pushes its demands in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:29
China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:39
Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:36
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.

Groups pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:40
The European Union and several regional development banks are announcing new levels of financial support for the Horn of Africa that is to total more than $8 billion.

'Welcome Back, Kotter' star Marcia Strassman dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:31
Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66.

Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:31
State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.

John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:31
Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver.

Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:16
The trial of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter was scheduled to start Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.

Want later school start times for teens? Here's how it's done

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:01
Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia — the 11th largest school district in the country — will delay the starting time for high schools next fall so teens can get more sleep.

Lava from Hawaii volcano makes steady advance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:01
Officials say molten lava from a Hawaii volcano has been flowing steadily in an area where residents have been warned they might have to evacuate their homes.

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:31
The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.

North Dakota argues 'right-to-life' measure intent

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:01
Megan Madden has tried to educate herself about the eight measures facing North Dakota voters on Election Day. But only one -- an amendment that would declare in the state constitution that life begins at conception -- still has her confused.

Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:01
Enough with the crack smoking, public drunkenness and outrageous behavior. After four years in which City Hall has sometimes been as entertaining as a circus sideshow, Toronto residents appear eager for something altogether different in their mayor: DULL.

Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:46
A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fighting in and around the northern Syrian border town of Kobani has reached 815, as Kurdish fighters battled Muslim militants for a hill west of the town.

Arizona State pulls away late to beat Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:46
Taylor Kelly scrambled and threw to Gary Chambers in the right corner of the end zone for a 7-yard, game-winning touchdown with three minutes left late Saturday night, lifting No. 14 Arizona State to a 24-10 victory over the Huskies before an announced crowd of 64,666 on a cold, wet and windy night

Sounders claim Supporters’ Shield after beating Galaxy, 2-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:46
Marco Pappa scores twice late to give the Sounders their first-ever Supporters’ Shield, which goes to the regular-season champion.