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Local News

DelBene, Celis give 1st District a clear choice for Congress
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, of Medina, is one of the richest members of Congress. But the Democrat has directed much of her focus during her first term on the other 99 percent and issues such as a higher minimum wage and job training for people living on food stamps. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Jerry Large
Ingredients that make a happy city
Urban density done right makes for happy cities, advocate says.  Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 03:33 AM
US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani
The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:33 AM
HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:31 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
What's next after wild week for stocks?
The stock market needs to see a therapist. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:32 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:23 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:31 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:32 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
UPDATE - 03:28 AM
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. Mon, 10/20
 
Comet came really close to Mars Sunday
Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth. Sun, 10/19
 
Investigation of Marine in slaying of transgendered woman tests U.S. ties in Philippines
The investigation of a U.S. Marine in the slaying of a young transgendered woman has sparked anger in the Philippines and revived debate over the presence of the American military. Sun, 10/19
 
Close-up
Nazi suspects ousted from U.S. collected Social Security
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation found Sun, 10/19
 
Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route
Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows
A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain's government. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Argentina launches its first home-built satellite
Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 

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Business & Technology

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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Goran Sparrman named Seattle area manager at Parsons
Notable hires and promotions Sun, 10/19
 

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Sports

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. Mon, 10/20
 
Behind Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle, Sounders storm back to a 2-2 draw against L.A. Galaxy
With a win or a draw next week over L.A., the Sounders will win the Supporters’ Shield, the trophy given to the MLS regular-season champion. Sun, 10/19


 
Inside Sports Business
Having a say at executive level should be unique perk for Sounders 2 fans
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Big holes to fill in Huskies’ run game
UW is 10th in the Pac-12 in yards per carry with 2.9. Of the “Core Four” running backs who started the season, only one is healthy: senior Deontae Cooper. Sun, 10/19
 
Bud Withers
The Ducks have regained the mojo they lost two weeks ago
If they win out, they’ll elbow their way to the playoff table among a lot of Southern-speaking people.  Sun, 10/19
 
Washington volleyball remains perfect
Huskies earn 3-1 victory over Arizona to improve to 19-0 Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Boston beats Brooklyn in experimental 44-minute exhibition
In an experimental 44-minute exhibition game, Jared Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the host Brooklyn Nets 95-90. A standard NBA game is 48 minutes. Sun, 10/19
 
Brad Keselowski keeps title hopes alive by winning at Talladega
Brad Keselowski won the Geico 500 at Talladega to avoid elimination from NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Four of 12 drivers failed to advance, including Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw. Sun, 10/19
 
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 Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Famous boxer Manny Pacquiao appears in basketball game
Manny Pacquiao made his regular-season debut in pro basketball Sunday, about a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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 Sun, 10/19
 
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.  Sun, 10/19
 
‘Monday Night Football’ preview
Steelers try to continue unbeaten Monday night streak at Heinz Field. Sun, 10/19
 
Larry Stone
After loss to Rams, Seahawks must regain killer instinct
And so it has come to this for the Seahawks, who once were the darlings of football, the baddest team in the NFL, the model of a franchise that seemed to do no wrong: They are grasping for positive signs in defeat. The Seahawks’ present is precarious at best, and grim at worst. Sun, 10/19
 
On the Air
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Entertainment

TV Picks for Monday, Oct. 20: ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Hungry Games’ and ‘Independent Lens’
 Mon, 10/20
 
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.” Sun, 10/19
 
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). Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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.  Sun, 10/19
 
‘Burn’ scorches its way to top of best-seller list
“Killing Patton” is the top nonfiction book seller. Sun, 10/19
 
‘The Innovators’ leads hardcover sales at Island Books
“The Boys in the Boat” and “Gone Girl” selling well in paperback. Sun, 10/19
 
The Week Ahead: Bob Dylan, Norman Lear and ‘Don Giovanni’
Week of Oct. 19 brings pumpkins and animals, Dylan, and “The Fantasticks.” Sun, 10/19
 
TV Picks for Sunday, Oct. 19: ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV,’ ‘Masterpiece Mystery’ and ‘The Walking Dead’
 Sun, 10/19
 

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Living

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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
Mom wants smart strategy to persuade son not to smoke pot
 Sun, 10/19
 
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.” Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 

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Travel & Outdoors

The unhip, unexpected joys of cruising
A writer confesses to his delight in cruises.  Sun, 10/19
 
A slow and wildly scenic Norway cruise
From ferry to slowgoing cruise: A voyage aboard Hurtigruten’s MS Trollfjord along the Norwegian coast.  Sun, 10/19


 
Travel Wise
Are cruise lines doing enough to protect passengers?
Some customers and consumer advocates want tougher federal regulations of cruise lines, and a proposed law is pending in the U.S. Senate.  Sun, 10/19
 
On-board playgrounds: Water parks to climbing walls
More elaborate on-board fun on new and revamped ships.  Sun, 10/19
 
Ramping up cruise-ship entertainment
As cruise ships attract a broader range of travelers, some companies are rethinking onboard entertainment.  Sun, 10/19
 
Sampling Northern Europe by cruise ship
European travel specialist Rick Steves finds a Baltic or North Sea cruise works well as you can use the ship like a floating hotel and easily explore cities.,  Sun, 10/19
 
Financial boom, cultural fears as cruise ships crowd Lisbon
Change comes as cruise lines flock to the Portuguese city.  Sun, 10/19
 
GeoQuiz: What countries does Norway border?
 Sun, 10/19
 
How to fight sea sickness
Drugs can work, but natural remedies also are worth trying.  Sun, 10/19
 
New megaships on the way
Cruise companies ordering more and fancier ships.  Sun, 10/19
 
Cruise lines flock to China
Royal Caribbean will base its new $935 million Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai next summer, and Carnival will have four ships in China starting in April.  Sun, 10/19
 

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Opinion

Editorial: The Times recommends in King County judge races: Janet Garrow, Ketu Shah, Phillip Tavel
Choose Garrow, Shah and Tavel for King County judge. Sun, 10/19
 
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. Sun, 10/19
 
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.  Sun, 10/19
 


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