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School board won't back off history class review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:20
A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying to indoctrinate children politically.

Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:17
With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

Beyond marijuana: Legalize all drugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:17
The final destination for the war on drugs should be oblivion, the sooner the better, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

US service firms grew at healthy clip in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:16
U.S. service firms expanded at a healthy pace in September although it was slightly below the record pace set in August.

Should air-travel policies on Ebola be revised?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:16
Arrival in U.S. of Liberian infected with virus shows pitfalls in restricting spread of disease amid globalized air travel.

Secret Service scandal sparks rare bipartisanship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.

Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:04
About a dozen protesters were jailed after being arrested during Thursday's protests in Ferguson, and it has some local officials and rights groups questioning if police overreached.

5 'only-in-the-Northwest' things to do this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun.

5 'only-in-the-Northwest' things to do this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Examining Marshawn Lynch's season, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
It's a Friday that's really a Thursday for the Seahawks as they continue preparations for Monday's game at Washington.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Examining Marshawn Lynch's season, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
It's a Friday that's really a Thursday for the Seahawks as they continue preparations for Monday's game at Washington.

At least 32 die in stampede during Indian festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
At least 32 people were killed Friday in a stampede in eastern India triggered by rumors that an electrical wire had fallen on people during a religious festival, an official said.

Letter records Titanic's near-miss of another ship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
It was the collision that never happened, the moment of peril that could have saved the Titanic.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:18
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

'Gone Girl': About that ending

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:18
Needless to say, SPOILER ALERT, people . . . in case you didn't read that headline. And I DO NOT write in ALL CAPS and BOLD very often (though I must say it's kind of fun), so DO NOT read on unless you're already familiar with how "Gone Girl" (the book or the movie) ends, and have feelings about it

Live Sounders FC chat at 2 p.m. today

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:16
Join the conversation as we wrap up a busy week for Sounders FC, from the arrival of a new defender to Obafemi Martins being named MLS player of the month.

Man robbed at gun-, knife-point in Kirkland

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:16
Kirkland police are investigating an early-morning robbery in which a man was forced out of a vehicle and left in the 8200 block of Northeast 145th Street.