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Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:27 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.


Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:26 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:30 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.


Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:16 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state -- a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.


Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:32 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.


Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:20 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.


Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:22 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:19 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:47:15 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S.


Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:47:02 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.


Viral video documents New York street harassment
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:47:10 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.

Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:47:14 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.

Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:32:30 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:31:17 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.


Crews respond to rising smoke at Wichita airport
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:41 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky.

Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:16:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when divers retrieved their only child's body on her 17th birthday.

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.


Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:31:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said Thursday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud.

Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:16:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.


Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:16:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.


Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:01:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The $4 trillion experiment is over.

Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:31:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.


Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:31:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust.

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
In a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado.

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:46:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.

Zambian president dies after long illness
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:01:06 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.

Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:32:02 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:31:07 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:16:05 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer-winning poet, dead at 87
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:01:04 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
The Beats were contemporaries of Galway Kinnell, as were adherents of the New Criticism, with their emphasis on the formal analysis of structure and meaning. But he was inclined to go his own way, developing a lyrical style influenced by the past.


DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspect
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:46:03 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Police in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind.

Ohio veteran found guilty, fined over pet ducks
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:46:03 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
An Ohio Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression has been convicted of a minor misdemeanor for keeping them.

Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:46:03 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.

Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:46:03 PDT
From seattletimes.nwsource
Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.


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