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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:31
In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

Eastside Catholic 26, O’Dea 20

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:50
Eastside Catholic wrapped up the Metro League Mountain Division with its win over O’Dea Friday night at West Seattle Stadium.

Will Ebola fears spark international travel ban?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:46
Most health experts said a travel ban would do more harm than good because it would isolate impoverished nations that are barely able to cope with the Ebola outbreak, and possibly cut them off from the international aid workers who provide critical help to contain the disease.

Nepal will establish weather warnings after hiking deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:46
As the death toll rose to 31, many began to question why so many lightly equipped trekkers had been led by expedition companies over the path despite the approaching bad weather.

Obama announces plan to tighten card security

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:46
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Unbeatens Florida St., Notre Dame meet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:38
No one around the Florida State program wants to call Saturday’s game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win situation. Reality could tell a different story for the second-ranked Seminoles.

Microsoft notches a victory in ongoing lawsuit over Live Tiles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:35
In 2012, a Maine-based company called SurfCast sued Microsoft over Live Tiles, claiming that the block tiles that are at the heart of the Windows 8 Start screen violate the Maine company’s patent.

Visiting Vancouver Canucks shut out Edmonton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32
Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the host Edmonton Oilers 2-0.

At Green Lake, one longtime resident watches the neighborhood change

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:31
Having lived in her Green Lake home for more than 26 years, Toni Ciardullo is among the fewer and fewer Seattle residents who stay put.

NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson dismisses concept of tension with his crew chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:24
Driver Jimmie Johnson, six-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, dismissed the idea there is tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio during last weekend’s race.

$16M for UW foreign-language students, programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:16
The University of Washington has received a $16 million grant to offer scholarships to students studying less-commonly taught foreign languages.

Dallas Cowboys are hoping for more support at home games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:50
During the Dallas Cowboys’ first three home games, fans of San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston have attended in impressive numbers, taking over large sections of the Arlington venue. Receiver Dez Bryant says the Cowboys (5-1) need more support from their fans.

Thunderbirds score late, but fall at home to Prince George

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:49
The Seattle Thunderbirds dramatically avoided a shutout Friday night, but that was about the only positive from a 3-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars in a Western Hockey League game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:46

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:35
A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel.

Rewind: Friday's Sounders FC chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:34
Join the conversation as the Sounders prepare for their home-and-home series against the Galaxy set to decide this year's Supporters' Shield.

How to track this weekend's games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:34
I've been talking about this weekend of preps football for awhile, so hopefully it doesn't disappoint. The matchups are there, though, so without further ado, let's get after it.

Kentwood 38, Kent-Meridian 7

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:32
Kaleb Swain helps Kentwood wrap up SPSL 4A division title.

Seahawks stunner as Harvin jettisoned to New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:32
The risky move does bring the Seahawks a conditional 2015 draft choice, as well as financial flexibility.

Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:32
The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?