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Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:46
President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them.

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:46
Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.

Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:31
The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all.

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:31
Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.

Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:50
The findings, published in Current Biology, show that the brains of liberals and conservatives may by wired differently — and shed light on the biological factors at play in political beliefs.

Too much information: Political campaigns swamped

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:49
The Big Data era of politics has left some campaigns drowning in their own sophisticated advances.

More than 750 people turn out for meeting on oil-train study

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:46
Hundreds of people concerned about the increasing number of oil trains traversing the state came to a Thursday evening meeting in Olympia to comment on the preliminary findings of a state study on oil-train safety and spill response.

Lane Pederson scores twice and Thunderbirds win 5-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:46
Seattle next hosts Vancouver on Saturday night.

Bentley, officially Ebola-free, set to reunite with nurse

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel’s stool and urine were tested for Ebola one final time before the end of his 21-day quarantine and came back negative.

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
Big projects and big taxes are on the menu as Sound Transit prepares for the 2015 Legislature and a likely 2016 regional ballot measure.

Remember to inspect Halloween treats; SPD doubts many pot tricks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
Seattle police say to watch your children’s Halloween candy closely, but don’t be too concerned about pot-infused treats sneaking in.

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

UW football live chat at 1 p.m. today

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:31
The Huskies (5-3, 1-3 Pac-12) look to end a two-game losing skid at Colorado (2-6, 0-5) on Saturday (10 a.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks). Join me for a live chat at 1 p.m. today to preview the game.

Recordings describe Marysville-Pilchuck shooting response

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:25
Snohomish County law enforcement officials on Thursday released recordings of radio communications between police and dispatchers following last Friday's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

'Pray Your Gay Away'? Celis says Democrats distort his views

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:24
Mailers showing up in the 1st Congressional District attack Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis over his past statements on abortion and gay marriage.

Dying woman, 29, completes ‘bucket-list’ Grand Canyon trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:23
Brittany Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans to take advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and end her own life Saturday, though she could change her mind

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