9 AM Shooting Outside the Empire State Building: One person killed, eight wounded, and shooter killed by police. Why's still unknown.
Sacred Sioux Land: Won't be auctioned. Which is a reminder: National Geographic this month has a piece on Pine Ridge, accompanied by the do-not-miss-this launch of the Pine Ridge Storytelling Project by Seattle photographer Aaron Huey.
Police Brutalize Organizers in the Lowest Paid Labor Force in the World: The latest and the history in Bangladesh, where they make our clothes.
The Eye of the Storm: Is headed for Haiti.
War Games: U.S. and China.
Serious Syrian Refugee Crisis: Assad's plan to destabilize neighbors?
Norwegian Killer Sentenced to at Least 21 Years: Ruled sane.
House Fire in Crown Hill Last Night: 84-year-old man in critical condition.
Chinese Man Who Capitalized on the Bank's Mistake Jailed in New Zealand: "They put money in my bank account again, you know, I'll just give it back," he says.
If You Were A Betting Woman: You'd put your money on Haruki Murakami for this year's Nobel Prize.
Husband from Infamous Murder Case in Lewis County: No longer principal of an elementary school.
Fish Play Video Game: It's for research.
Only Eat Red Red Vines: The black licorice flavor has been recalled for lead.
Petition to Save the World's Worst Art Restoration: "She just wanted to give it a bit of colour."
Do You Know About Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn?: The 22-acre life's work of a Tacoma Community College librarian. Open to visitors.
The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones all started 50 years ago this year. (Have you seen the exhibition of Jim Marshall's Stones photos at EMP?) My favorite underloved Beatles song:
According to their analysis, President Barack Obama will win 218 votes in the Electoral College, short of the 270 he needs. And though they chiefly focus on the Electoral College, the political scientists predict Romney will win 52.9 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 47.1 percent, when considering only the two major political parties.
“For the last eight presidential elections, this model has correctly predicted the winner,” said Berry. “The economy has seen some improvement since President Obama took office. What remains to be seen is whether voters will consider the economy in relative or absolute terms. If it’s the former, the president may receive credit for the economy’s trajectory and win a second term. In the latter case, Romney should pick up a number of states Obama won in 2008.”
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