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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Local News

As newly insured seek care, rural doctor shortage worsens
As more people get health-insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the doctor shortage in rural areas is worsening. In Port Angeles, for example, a local clinic is turning away 250 callers a week.  Mon, 9/01
Japan hangs on to goal of earthquake prediction
In the U.S., “prediction” has been a bad word among earthquake scientists. But recent quakes have reopened the debate — including about the value of iffy forecasts. Mon, 9/01
5 more Seattle schools get cameras to spot speeders
Seattle’s speed-enforcement cameras are spreading to five more school zones this month, covering a total of nine schools. Mon, 9/01
Alaska boat named for Oso landslide’s youngest victim
The owner of a boat company in Kenai, Alaska, named a newly built vessel after Sanoah Huestis, to honor landslide victims and rescuers.  Mon, 9/01
Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold
Celebrating the Seattle style in a September of runways
Ah, September, a month full of fashion in the city. It starts rolling with “Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway at the Paramount.  Mon, 9/01
Seattle colleges attract international students
There’s been a dramatic increase of foreign students coming to study in the U.S. in the last decade, and Seattle has been one of the hot spots for international students. Mon, 9/01
State may run out of money, time to save old Kenmore seminary building
Someone other than the state may have to step up to save the St. Edward State Park seminary building in Kenmore by the end of next year if it’s to continue standing.  Mon, 9/01
Research quest takes WSU biologist up oak tree
Michael Knoblauch, a plant-cell biologist at Washington State University, is on a mission to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants. But he’s running out of time. Mon, 9/01
For gamers, combating online abuse not easy
While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so prevalent among the gaming community. Mon, 9/01
2 more Hanford tanks declared empty of waste
The two leak-prone underground tanks are the first to be declared emptied to regulatory requirements this calendar year, and they bring the total number of tanks considered empty to 13 of 149 single-shell nuclear-waste tanks. Mon, 9/01
Chasing mid-life career change with taxpayers’ help
Chris Fering, of Seattle, is making a midlife career change to become an emergency-room nurse. Taxpayers are helping him make the switch. Mon, 9/01

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Nation & World

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:59 AM
UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 01:42 AM
US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:47 AM
Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:54 AM
US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor
Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:47 AM
Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:55 AM
Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 01:35 AM
China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:59 AM
Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:59 AM
Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:54 AM
School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards
Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Tue, 9/02
UPDATE - 02:59 AM
Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. Tue, 9/02
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Mon, 9/01
Poverty rate higher in suburbs than cities, including Seattle area
Across the country, more poor people live in suburbs than live in cities. According to research last year by the Brookings Institution, poverty also was shown to be on the rise in Seattle suburbs.  Mon, 9/01
Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya
An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Mon, 9/01
Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Mon, 9/01
Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information. Mon, 9/01
Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Mon, 9/01
Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 7
The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble. Mon, 9/01
Beliefs shape views in Ferguson slaying
Many are convinced there was no justification for a white police officer to kill a black 18-year-old because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe he threatened the officer. Mon, 9/01
More women hitting the road on motorcycles
Motorcycle companies are producing smaller, lighter bikes, more suitable for female riders, and featuring more women in their ads — riding the bikes, not decorating them. Mon, 9/01
Moscow urges Ukraine talks to back cease-fire
Russia's foreign minister urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine's crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Mon, 9/01
UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes
The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Mon, 9/01
Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. Mon, 9/01
Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death
With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. Mon, 9/01
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea
It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it -- getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday. Mon, 9/01
Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed
Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Mon, 9/01
Gitmo: costly to run, hard to close
More than 12 years after the Bush administration sent the first prisoners to Gitmo, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close the prison before leaving office. Mon, 9/01
State program helps Alaskans eat fresh, local food
Boosted by a state program that is helping school districts buy local products, and food-stamp incentives that are luring low-income shoppers to farmers markets, locavore warriors are teaching small farmers how to reach the public, and consumers how and where to buy.  Mon, 9/01
South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs
In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. Mon, 9/01
Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. Mon, 9/01

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Business & Technology

$2.4 billion flop: Atlantic City’s Revel closes after 2 years
The Revel Casino Hotel in hard-hit Atlantic City, N.J., shuts down after only two years; how did that happen? Mon, 9/01
Demand up, supplies down on some fad foods
With today’s tastes running to chia and the so-called ancient grains, like amaranth, flax and quinoa, there are concerns about some shortages. Mon, 9/01
Fast-food workers to strike again here, in 100 other cities
The organizers say fast-food workers — who are seeking a $15 hourly wage — will go on strike at restaurants in more than 100 cities, including Seattle, and engage in sit-ins in more than a dozen cities. Mon, 9/01
Iliad seeks allies to sweeten offer for T-Mobile
Iliad’s previous cash offer of $33 per share, or $15 billion, for a 56.6 percent stake in T-Mobile, was rejected as too low a month ago.  Mon, 9/01
Some tech startups add financing as downtown insurance
While Silicon Valley has more money than it knows what to do with these days, some entrepreneurs are remembering the 1990s dot-com bubble and stocking up on financing now while it’s plentiful.  Mon, 9/01

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Larry Stone
Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shows his discipline in practice ... preparing to fight boredom
Talented cornerback still working hard despite the fact not many balls could come his way Tue, 9/02
Live chat with UW volleyball player Krista Vansant
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With suspension over, Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles gets nod to start
With his one-game suspension completed, Cyler Miles to take over the offensive helm of the Huskies Mon, 9/01
True grit: Earl Thomas, Byron Maxwell have what might be “key ingredient” for Seahawks
Seahawks hope other players learn from the example Earl Thomas sets Mon, 9/01
Mariners start in huge hole, suffer 6-1 loss to Oakland
Starter Chris Young lasts just two-thirds of an inning, allowing five runs on four hits.  Mon, 9/01
Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason takes steps to become the best
Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason, a highly touted recruit, took time this summer to work on his footwork with QB guru Lavelle Durant. He also committed to Georgia.  Mon, 9/01
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner wants to be a record-breaker
Austin Joyner, Marysville-Pilchuck’s senior running back, needs 2,000 yards to break onto the Washington state top-10 list in rushing yards.  Mon, 9/01
Washington State’s Connor Halliday show great growth in being a team leader
Cougars quarterback replacing frustration with encouragement Mon, 9/01
Husky men eye deep run in NCAA soccer
After playing in its first Elite Eight last season, Washington could be a title contender with a strong club returning. Mon, 9/01
Cole Hamels, three relievers help Philadelphia no-hit Atlanta
Hamels throws six innings before Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning in 7-0 victory over Braves. Mon, 9/01
Chicago Sky wins in double overtime; Storm’s Lauren Jackson won’t play for Australia at worlds
Sylvia Fowles and former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot led the Chicago Sky to an 86-84 double-overtime victory over Indiana to force a deciding Game 3 in the Eastern Conference finals. Mon, 9/01
Chris Kirk wins Deutsche Bank Championship by 2 strokes
Chris Kirk posted the biggest victory of his PGA Tour career in the Deutsche Bank Championship. He won by two strokes over Billy Horschel, Russell Henley and Geoff Ogilvy. Mon, 9/01
In a quick reversal, Bryan Walters back on the Seahawks roster while Phil Bates waived
Bryan Walters to give Seahawks depth returning punts and kickoffs Mon, 9/01
Kasey Kahne relieves pressure by qualifying for NASCAR’s Chase
Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw viewed Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway — the second-to-last event of NASCAR’s regular season — as a must-win situation. Kahne put pressure on himself and delivered a victory to clinch a berth in the Chase for the Sprint  Mon, 9/01
Louisville opens coach Bobby Petrino’s 2nd stint at school with victory over Miami
Dominique Brown’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian’s 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth backed Louisville’s big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. Mon, 9/01
Novak Djokovic copes with heat at U.S. Open
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was able to deal with the heat and advanced at the U.S. Open in New York. Meanwhile, in the women’s bracket, No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard struggled physically before losing to Ekaterina Makarova. Mon, 9/01
Oakland Raiders announce rookie Derek Carr will start at quarterback
Oakland Raiders rookie Derek Carr beat out veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job. Carr passed for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns last season at Fresno State and was drafted in the second round. Mon, 9/01
Taijuan Walker provides strong relief in September call-up
Heeding manager Lloyd McClendon’s advice, Walker throws six innings, allowing one run and striking out five. Mon, 9/01
Sounders’ Marco Pappa gets called up to Guatemala national team
Midfielder will miss at least two games to play for team in El Salvador. Mon, 9/01
Tacoma loses season finale to Fresno, 9-5
Rainiers finish season 74-70 after allowing Grizzlies to score six runs in fifth inning.  Mon, 9/01
2014 prep football preview: WesCo 3A
Marysville-Pilchuck is poised to continue its North Division dominance, but Arlington drops down from 4A this season to join Oak Harbor in pursuit. Mon, 9/01
2014 prep football preview: WesCo 4A
Injury issues have plagued Lake Stevens in recent years, but Vikings are poised for success in 2014. Mon, 9/01
Emerald Downs results
Racing results for Monday, Sept. 1 Mon, 9/01
On the Air
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TV Picks for Tuesday, Sept. 2: ‘The Story of Frozen,’ ‘Food Fighters’ and ‘Drunk History’
 Tue, 9/02
Book review
‘Fives and Twenty-Fives’: In Iraq, roads fraught with peril
Former Marine Michael Pitre’s debut novel “Fives and Twenty Fives” follows a group of Marine combat engineers through their precarious service in Iraq and into civilian life afterward. Pitre appears Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. Mon, 9/01
Reading Ferguson: Books on race and police in the U.S.
Throughout the 20th century, interactions between police and African Americans and other groups have led to public protest and violence. Here is a list of a few books among the vast literature on the subject. Mon, 9/01

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Recipe: Cathy Whim’s Insalata Nostrana
The salad can be served as it is, or as a bed for grilled boneless chicken breasts, fish kebabs or shrimp.  Mon, 9/01
Dear Carolyn
Stop catering to bossy sister
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Travel & Outdoors

Travel Troubleshooter
Airlines profiting, fliers hurting, and Senate is taking look
Fees — and passenger privacy — are under review by U.S. Senate committee amid airlines’ record profits and passenger protests.  Mon, 9/01

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Editorial: Joe Fain, Pat Sullivan and Chris Barringer in 47th Legislative District
The Times recommends Sen. Joe Fain, R-Covington, Democrat Chris Barringer for House Position 1, and Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, for Position 2. Mon, 9/01
Guest: Supreme Court should tread carefully with Legislature threats in McCleary education case
The state Supreme Court should exercise caution in its threats to find the Legislature in contempt for failing to fully fund education, according to guest columnists Chris Gregoire and John Spellman.  Mon, 9/01
Ann McFeatters / Syndicated columnist
Export-Import Bank not exactly a battle royal
The hot issue in the midterm elections is the fate of the Export-Import Bank, writes syndicated columnist Ann McFeatters Mon, 9/01