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Record-high enrollment at WSU and UW's three campuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:01
Both the University of Washington and Washington State University are reporting record-high enrollments for this academic year, with UW enrollment up 3 percent from the previous year and WSU up 4 percent.

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:46
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

NFL power rankings: Seahawks continue their stumble

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:01
The Seahawks' 3-1 record feels like a long time ago, especially when one looks at the NFL power rankings put out by various sites this week. And that lopsided win against Green Bay in Week 1 on national TV? It might as well have been against the Lombardi Packers based on how down certain pundits are

Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:01
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:46
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:31
Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.

McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:25
After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:25
Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower.

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:25
For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:25
On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.

North Korea detainee due back in Ohio

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:25
News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight.

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:21
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:17
The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease.

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:46
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

Don’t expect Pete Carroll to change form on reclamation projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:31
Despite not being able to get to Percy Harvin, you can expect the Seahawks coach to make sure he gets it right with the next recalcitrant player.

Huskies’ missed tackles were costly in loss to Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:31
Washington missed 30 tackles Saturday in its loss at Oregon, the most the Huskies have had in a game all season. The Huskies will hope to do better Saturday night against Arizona State.

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

Giants beat Royals in World Series opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:16
San Francisco wins World Series opener 7-1 after scoring three runs in first inning and making Royals’ playoff mojo vanish.

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:16
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.