Global Health
3:07 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Malaria vaccine pushed by PATH and Gates shows some success

Children in the RTS,S malaria vaccine trial wait with their parents at a hospital in Tanzania on June 28, 2011.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Leaders at the Seattle non-profit group PATH – and their sponsors at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation– say they’re excited about the latest results from a malaria vaccine trial in Africa. The interim results don't guarantee it will be a success, but it’s the best any malaria vaccine has ever done.

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Protesting Wall Street
1:08 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Felon with rifle arrested at park with Occupy Seattle protesters

The seized rifle photographed at the Seattle Police Evidence Unit.
Seattle Police Department

Police say a man with a rifle and 16 rounds of ammunition was arrested Monday night by officers assigned to the Occupy Seattle demonstration at Westlake Park.

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Global Health
10:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Queen of England bestows honor on PATH’s gizmo guy

Michael Free, at right, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
PATH

The Queen of England has bestowed an exalted honor on PATH’s top gizmo guy.

Michael Free, chief of technology for PATH, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his team’s many inventions and innovative approaches aimed at helping solve health problems in the developing world. It’s not quite as prestigious as a Knighthood but better than a sharp poke in the helmet.

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Education
10:11 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Prosecutors to file charges in Seattle Schools financial scandal

It's been eight months since the Seattle Public Schools financial scandal was first uncovered, and after a full criminal investigation, King County prosecutors plan to bring charges of felony theft against Silas Potter, Jr., the man at the center of the scandal.

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Obituary
9:28 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Widow of US Sen. Magnuson dies at 87

SEATTLE — Jermaine Magnuson, the widow of U.S. Sen. Warren Magnuson, has died at her Seattle home at the age of 87.

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Law
9:20 am
Tue October 18, 2011

13-year sentence for murder of girl, 15, in Burien

KENT, Wash. — A Burien teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting his girlfriend was sentenced Monday in Kent to 13 years in prison.

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Money Matters
4:30 am
Tue October 18, 2011

On a Euro-debt-crisis vacation, one sees many U.S.-like divisions

A Euro coin
Daniel Hartmann flickr.com

"One theory is the world must reach the brink to find the leadership needed for resolution ..."

Greece is the epicenter of the European debt crisis so, naturally, financial commentator Greg Heberlein went there on vacation! Unfortunately what he found there and elsewhere outside the U.S. were divisive politics, blame all around and the potential for economic doom.

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Environment
5:30 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Environmental groups file to block wolf hunt

A gray wolf.
Courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game

BOISE - Environmental groups filed a motion Monday to halt wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana.

Idaho based Friends of the Clearwater and two other groups filed an injunction in the 9th circuit court to immediately stop wolf hunts. The groups fear many wolves will be killed while they appeal a decision that upholds hunting.

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NPR FM Berlin Blog
5:22 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street sweeps through Berlin

Miriam Gracia serves soup from from a mobile Vokue.

Julie Shipley for NPR Berlin

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 9:31 am

"We'll stay here as long as we can. We shall have our voices heard."

This message echoed through the crowd of protesters gathered at Occupy Berlin this Saturday. Around 3,000 people occupied the Platz der Republik in front of the Reichstag, which is within the "Bannmeile" around the Bundestag. (Public protests and assemblies are forbidden within this zone.)

After just a few hours, Berlin police cleared the anti-capitalism protesters from their makeshift camp in front of the federal parliament building.

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The Two-Way
5:16 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million In First Weekend

An Apple Store customer looks at the new Apple iPhone 4S on Oct. 14 in San Francisco.

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 1:02 pm

Apple announced today that its iPhone 4S has sold more than four million units in the three days after it went on sale.

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