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Ryan Divish's MLB power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
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Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

An Uzi, a 9-year-old and American exceptionalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:16
What kind of shooting range allows a prepubescent girl to fire an Uzi? Only one in the gun-crazy United States, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Video: UW's Danny Shelton, John Timu after victory over Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:31
UW senior nose tackle Danny Shelton after the Huskies' season-opening 17-16 victory over Hawaii. Shelton with a game-high 12 tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss.

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.

5 things to know about House races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel.

UW's Chris Petersen on 17-16 victory over Hawaii: 'I think it’s going to be a big wakeup call'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:16
HONOLULU — Chris Petersen won his debut as Washington's coach — but few, if any, expected it to play out like this.

Huskies survive in their opener, winning 17-16 at Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:31
Washington wins 17-16 despite a lackluster second half of offense

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:16
Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:16
The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.

Hawks fans expect to defy odds for a Super Bowl repeat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:50
Seattle Seahawks fans feel good about their team’s chances of getting back into the Super Bowl, even though history indicates a return visit could be tough.

Chicago Fire beats FC Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:47
Robert Earnshaw scored on a late header and the host Chicago Fire snapped FC Dallas’ 10-match unbeaten streak in Major League Soccer.