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Monday Memo: Trust in God? Take our poll ... Blue Angels return ... Heat!

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:37
"In God We Trust": A Pierce County councilman wants to display the national motto, "In God We Trust," in council chambers. Not everyone is happy with that. What do you think? Is it OK to display the national motto in a county council chamber? Vote in our poll.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:37
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:20
Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.

Britain reopens way for fracking

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:38
Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

Free textbooks: New website helps profs find best e-books and videos

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:00
Building on several years of work with free textbook development, the state's community college board has created a website that highlights the best available free- and low-cost textbooks and other educational resources from around the country.

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:46
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa -- the largest ever recorded.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:46
If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:46
Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:34
An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.

Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:34
Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:34
The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:32
Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.

Man dies after lightning hits California beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:32
A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.

Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:32
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:32
A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

Driver seriously injures woman during Zombie Walk

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:01
A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:01
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Bernhard Langer wins Senior British Open by record 13 shots

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:31
German Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland for his third senior major title.

Cake in a coffee mug? It’s fueling a YouTube cooking channel

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:31
Created in 2010 by four Britons, Sorted Food has quickly attracted more than 865,000 subscribers.

Biologists track fish recovery in tough conditions on Elwha River

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:31
Biologists work to keep track of fish recovery in the Elwha River.