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Not so fast cordcutters—cable's not going anywhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:46
Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable?

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:31
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April -- the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth.

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:46
Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster.

World stocks take China slowdown in stride

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:16
European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:16
Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:31
Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports.

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:31
While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:31
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:16
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:16
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:16
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:50
The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Prep stars of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
Kamiak’s boys’ tennis team snapped Jackson’s 97-match win streak to earn a share of the WesCo 4A championship.

Prep stars of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
Kamiak’s boys’ tennis team snapped Jackson’s 97-match win streak to earn a share of the WesCo 4A championship.

U.S. women defeat Haiti 6-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
The U.S. women’s team beat Haiti 6-0 to complete group play in the CONCACAF championship, the qualifying tournament for next year’s World Cup.

U.S. women defeat Haiti 6-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
The U.S. women’s team beat Haiti 6-0 to complete group play in the CONCACAF championship, the qualifying tournament for next year’s World Cup.

Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu together again, helping Royals in World Series

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
Their experience has been a big help in the Kansas City dugout this postseason.

Indonesia’s new president vows to shake up vast Muslim-majority nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:46
The presidential victory of Joko Widodo, who was born in a Javan slum, over a former general and son-in-law of Suharto was characterized by many as a battle between a commoner and someone from Indonesia’s political elite and authoritarian past.

In Colorado, health officials want most pot edibles off shelves

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:42
By Kristen Wyatt / AP with material from The Seattle Times 

Attorney general targets Internet sex trafficking

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:41
The Asssociated Press