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Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 17 min ago
The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 17 min ago
A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 47 min ago
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

California gun restraining order may deter suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 20 min ago
California's first-in-the-nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college-town rampage that left six people dead at the hands of a killer whose family felt helpless to stop him.

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 20 min ago
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

Details of presidential security breaches evolve

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 30 min ago
The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 32 min ago
From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 42 min ago
Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests.

What's PayPal's first solo move?

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 42 min ago
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 2 min ago
First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 2 min ago
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length.

News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Housing vouchers to aid state’s homeless veterans

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 32 min ago
Washington state will gain 335 federal housing vouchers for homeless veterans.

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 32 min ago
President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

Edinson Volquez revives his career with Pirates

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago
Edinson Volquez is Pittsburgh’s starting pitcher for Wednesday’s NL wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants, who will counter with ace Madison Bumgarner.

After predictions of Metro gloom, trust in officials erodes

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 59 min ago
Metro’s predicted financial “hurricane” apparently isn’t going to hit the bus system after all. But it may have done a whole lot of political damage.