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In 48th District Senate race, legislator, newcomer vie

Democrats in the 48th District hope they can elect a “real Democrat” in November now that state Sen. Rodney Tom is on his way out. Competing in the Eastside race are Democratic state Rep. Cyrus Habib and Michelle, Darnell, who calls herself a Republican, populist and libertarian.

Jerry Large

Ingredients that make a happy city

Urban density done right makes for happy cities, advocate says.

Defense attorneys given list of dropped SPD video frames

After a forensic analysis, defense attorneys have been provided a lengthy list of inadvertently dropped frames from Seattle police patrol-car video, giving the lawyers the opportunity to challenge cases in court.

Ride-service companies attract more women drivers than male-dominated taxicab industry

In the traditionally male-dominated world of taxi driving, companies like Lyft and UberX are bringing in more female drivers.

Nicole & Co.

Even at 92, TV legend Norman Lear wants to know what’s next

With a new book and a Seattle visit, legendary TV producer Norman Lear is going strong into his 10th decade.

Washington volleyball remains perfect

Huskies earn 3-1 victory over Arizona to improve to 19-0

Peyton Manning sets NFL career mark with 510 touchdown passes

Manning throws four touchdown passes to surpass the mark of 508 by Brett Favre as Denver routs San Francisco 42-17.

Ben Martin wins his first PGA Tour event in 56th start

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under-par 68 and his first PGA Tour victory in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Bullpen trio helps Kansas City get to World Series

In each game of the best-of-seven AL Championship Series against Baltimore, Kansas City’s three-headed monster of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg Holland slammed the door on the Orioles. They helped the Royals sweep the ALCS and return the World Series after a 29-year abs

Carolina falls into early hole, never recovers in loss to Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers throws three touchdown passes and Packers build 35-3 lead before winning 38-17.

Robert Turbin steps in at fullback for Seahawks

The Seahawks were hoping to emphasize the running game after trading Percy Harvin, but the team was left scrambling when fullback Derrick Coleman broke his feet in pregame warm-ups.

Schedule seemingly favors No. 2 Florida State down stretch of season

The road to the College Football Playoff seemingly is open for second-ranked Florida State after its controversial 31-27 victory over then-No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday.

How officials handled final fumble leaves Seahawks grasping for answers

After a crazy weekend that left Seattle’s season more uncertain than ever, cornerback Richard Sherman was sure of one thing — when the whistle blew, he had possession of a fumble by St. Louis’ Tre Mason with 1:14 left in the game.

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

Special teams breakdowns doom Seahawks against Rams

If a truth emerged from Seattle’s 28-26 loss Sunday against the Rams, the players inside the Seahawks’ locker room had no trouble finding it. “Special teams killed us all day,” safety Earl Thomas said.

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.

‘Monday Night Football’ preview

Steelers try to continue unbeaten Monday night streak at Heinz Field.

World Bank chief makes Ebola his mission | In Person

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president, has become a key figure in a crisis that has exposed yawning gaps in the world’s capacity to respond to deadly epidemics. But his brash style has alienated many at the bank he leads.

Brier Dudley

Tim Cook is turning out to be the Steve Ballmer of apple

Steve Ballmer and Tim Cook were both “business guys” who took over huge tech companies from brilliant founders who built unmatchable brands. And their approach to their businesses may have more similarities than many think.

UPDATE - 11:57 PM

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.

UPDATE - 11:19 PM

What's next after wild week for stocks?

The stock market needs to see a therapist.

Argentina launches its first home-built satellite

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday.

UPDATE - 11:57 PM

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.

Meditation apps gaining popularity in tech hubs

Some meditation and mindfulness trainers are using technology in interesting ways. They range from simple meditation timers to complete courses.

UPDATE - 11:22 PM

New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

Robotic device helps paralyzed groom walk aisle

New York resident Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle.

S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the 10 minutes of shooting highlighted rising tensions between the divided countries.

UPDATE - 11:21 PM

Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.

Guest: Pull back the online veil of child sexual exploitation on Backpage.com

Children who were sold for sex online deserve their day in court, writes guest columnist John D. Ryan.

E.J. Dionne / Syndicated columnist

The blue-collar imperative

This year, it’s not hard to see coded messages in Republican advertisements blanketing the airwaves tying the Islamic State and even Ebola fears to immigration and border security, writes syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.

Book review

‘How to Be a Victorian’: round the clock in 19th-century style

British historian Ruth Goodman set herself a daunting task: To live, for long stretches of time, exactly the way the Victorians did. She chronicles the results in her delightful book “How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life.”

Art review

Crafts turn into fine art at new Bellevue Arts Museum shows

A look at new shows at Bellevue Arts Museum: glass sculpture by Nick Mount, carpenter’s tools by John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works, (both through Feb. 1, 2015) and ceramics by Jason Walker (through March 1, 2015).

How Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton brought ‘Laggies’ back home

An interview with Lynn Shelton, whose Sundance hit “Laggies” will open in Seattle-area theaters on Oct. 24, 2014.

Book review

‘Sometimes the Wolf’: frayed filial ties in the North Cascades

In Seattle author Urban Waite’s latest novel, “Sometimes the Wolf,” a son, a sheriff in the North Cascades, must ride herd on his ex-con father’s activities. Waite reads in October at several Seattle-area locations.

Book review

Embattled leaders: biographies of Davis and Lincoln

Two new biographies by historians James McPherson and Richard Brookhiser examine the leadership capabilities of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as they struggled to preserve their governments during the Civil War.

The List: 3 favorite new shows of the fall-TV season

“Black-ish,” “Title” and “Title” top the list of promising new shows, according to our TV Picks writer, Doug Knoop.

‘Burn’ scorches its way to top of best-seller list

“Killing Patton” is the top nonfiction book seller.

‘The Innovators’ leads hardcover sales at Island Books

“The Boys in the Boat” and “Gone Girl” selling well in paperback.

The Week Ahead: Bob Dylan, Norman Lear and ‘Don Giovanni’

Week of Oct. 19 brings pumpkins and animals, Dylan, and “The Fantasticks.”

Tired? Try these sleep tips

If you’re tired all day, your sleep habits need work. Avoid daytime napping, exercise before bedtime and checking your email in bed.

The People's Pharmacy

Yellow mustard for leg cramps — and psoriasis

People’s Pharmacy on an alternative treatment for the skin condition psoriasis, vitamin A oil for plantar warts and a remedy for constipation.

Fit & Fun

Run through Magnuson Park before ‘vampires’ get you

A Cascade Orienteering Club evening event Oct. 25 involves finding as many locations on a map as fast as you can while avoiding getting “bitten.”

Dear Carolyn

Just Let this sleeping dog snore away

Carolyn says: so what if your cousin is your half-brother? And, dating a charming lush is not worth losing sleep over.

Sunday’s Best

A whimsical fantasy of wafting sheers, white broderie anglaise, colorful flounces and beaded patterns on dresses that looked as if they could sprout wings and fly away.

 

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