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Celis struggles to voice his views in 1st District race

Republican Pedro Celis is hoping to catch a GOP wave this year in his challenge to Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. But Celis’ campaign has struggled.

Ebola safety video to guide local responders

A locally produced video will train EMTs and paramedics how to deal with potential Ebola patients.

Region’s commute times worsen

Traffic congestion became much worse from 2011-13, even though the number of miles driven in Washington state barely changed.

Federal judge rejects SPD officers’ suit over use of force

In an order posted Monday, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman found that new use-of-force policies do not unconstitutionally infringe on the safety of Seattle police.

Lena Dunham connects with her many ‘awesome’ fans in Seattle

An interview with Lena Dunham, star of HBO’s “Girls,” who appeared in Seattle on Oct. 18 to promote her memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl.”

Adrift Russian ship towed safely to Canadian port

The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now safe at a Canadian port.

Cyler Miles will get start for Huskies if he is cleared from concussion-like symptoms

Sophomore will go if healthy, otherwise, redshirt freshman Troy Williams will likely make his first career start.

Huskies add two big men to 2015 men’s basketball recruiting class

Washington gets verbal commitments from Malik Dime, a 6-foot-10 junior-college center and Devenir Duruisseau, a 6-8, 240-pound power forward at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va.

Marco Pappa provides energy for Sounders in draw with Los Angeles

Perhaps coincidentally, but the Sounders scored twice in three minutes after Marco Pappa entered the lineup Sunday against the Galaxy.

Mariners’ Chris Young named AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News

Veteran right-hander Chris Young was honored as the American League comeback player of the year in voting by players.

Cougars say they are eager to get back after bye week

Coming off a bye after a loss to Stanford, Washington is ready to get back to action against Arizona on Saturday.


Schedule gets tougher for 5-1 Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are 5-1 for the first time in 38 years. After a victory at winless Oakland, the team sits alone atop the NFC West, with a two-game cushion in the loss column over San Francisco and the Seahawks.But the road is about to get a lot tougher for the Cardinals.

Byron Maxwell looks ready to return to secondary for Seahawks

Seahawks unit that has been hurt by injuries could gain an important body when Byron Maxwell returns from an injury.

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: What went wrong in loss to St. Louis

Seattle defense couldn’t make key stop when it needed to in fourth quarter.

Prep stars of the week

Kamiak’s boys’ tennis team snapped Jackson’s 97-match win streak to earn a share of the WesCo 4A championship.

Seahawks opponent: Carolina

A closer look at the Carolina Panthers

U.S. women defeat Haiti 6-0

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.

WSU opponent outlook: Arizona

A closer look at the Cougars’ next opponent

Seahawks react differently to playing without Percy Harvin

Most, but not all, say slow start Sunday had nothing to do with surprising trade that happened Friday

Grading the Game: Seahawks fail on special teams, get good marks on offense

The Seahawks made plays on offense, but were undone by an awful day on special teams in their 28-26 loss to the Rams.

Washington women’s soccer shuts out Oregon State

The Huskies win 3-0 for their fourth consecutive victory

Madison Bumgarner, James Shields are starters in World Series opener

Madison Bumgarner starts the World Series opener on Tuesday as the visiting San Francisco Giants try to become the first National League team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. James Shields goes in Game 1 for the Kansas City Royals.

Seahawks Morning After: Hawks say they’ll ‘come out swinging’

Larry Stone column: The Seahawks thought they’d avoid the Super Bowl hangover but are finding out just how tough it is in the NFL after winning a championship.

Monday’s prep golf results

Golf results for Monday, Oct. 20

Friday’s prep swimming results

Swimming results for Friday, Oct. 17

Monday’s prep tennis results

Tennis results for Monday, Oct. 20

Saturday’s prep tennis results

Tennis results for Saturday, Oct. 18

Venture capital returns to backing hard-core science

After years of shying away from science, engineering and clean-technology startups, investors are beginning to take an interest in them again. But these startups face intense pressure to prove they can turn a profit more quickly than hot tech companies can.

Microsoft’s expanding cloud platform shines brightly

Microsoft highlights some big numbers when it tells the story of its growing cloud offerings. Analysts say the level of the company’s investment in those operations is eye-catching.

UPDATE - 11:50 PM

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

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.

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.

Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Kansas headquarters

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Facebook sues law firms, claiming fraud

Several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars are being sued by Facebook.

AMD cutting 7 percent of workforce

AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability.

What's next after wild week for stocks?

The stock market needs to see a therapist.

UPDATE - 12:20 AM

Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

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.

UPDATE - 12:20 AM

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

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.

UPDATE - 12:07 AM

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

UPDATE - 12:20 AM

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

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.

UPDATE - 12:07 AM

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

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.

UPDATE - 11:06 PM

Fundraising slow to catch on for Ebola outbreak

Compared to the rush to donate after major disasters of the last decade, charitable giving to address the Ebola tragedy is almost nonexistent, and the relief agencies that typically seek donations after a catastrophe are mostly silent.


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

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.

‘Klinghoffer’ opera goes on at New York’s Met despite protests

After months of protests, which included threats of Metropolitan Opera officials and online harassment of the cast, “Klinghoffer” finally went on Monday night in New York. It is about the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, an American Jew, by terrorists during a1985 hijacking of a cruise shi

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

Investigation of Marine in slaying of transgender woman tests U.S. ties in Philippines

The investigation of a U.S. Marine in the slaying of a young transgender woman has sparked anger in the Philippines and revived debate over the presence of the American military.

Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui.

Supreme Court to weigh in on police hotel searches

Dozens of cities, including Atlanta, Denver and Seattle, allow such searches, which law-enforcement officials say help them catch fugitives and fight prostitution and drug dealing.

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike

A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet.

Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.

Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes

A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.

Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving

The Nebraska doctors treating an American video journalist for Ebola say he could be released by the end of the week if tests show he's free of the deadly virus.

Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve.

Editorial: FCC right to scrutinize exorbitant prison phone fees

The FCC is finally putting the outrageous costs for telephone calls from prison under the regulatory spotlight.

Guest: Seattle Prop 1B’s design get city’s youngest citizens off to best start

Seattle has a meaningful plan for high-quality preschool embodied in Proposition 1B on the Nov. 4 ballot, write guest columnists Christina Weiland and Deborah Philliips.

Ross Douthat / Syndicated columnist

The Ebola Scare

Columnist Ross Douthat notes the public has been steadily conditioned to fear government incompetence much more than it fears secret conspiracies against the public good. Ebola is a case study.

Opera review

At Seattle Opera: A dashing ‘Don Giovanni’

A review of both casts in Seattle Opera’s impressive production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” on stage through Nov. 1, 2014.

Director talks about the making of ‘Dear White People’

An interview with Justin Simien, writer-director of an ambitious race comedy seen earlier this year at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Q&A: Cary Elwes on his ‘Princess Bride’ book

The British actor Cary Elwes, whose role as Westley in “The Princess Bride” overshadowed nearly everything else on his résumé, has a new book out: “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.”