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‘5 Flights Up’: Veteran actors keep marital tale moving along

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “5 Flights Up”: Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married couple who try to sell their East Village apartment. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

‘Welcome to Me’: Kristen Wiig makes disturbing film a winner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “Welcome to Me”: Kristen Wiig captivates as a lottery winner who suffers from a mental condition in this dare-you-to-keep-looking dark comedy. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

‘Tangerines’: an Oscar-nominated anti-war tale

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “Tangerines”: The Oscar-nominated film is a chamber piece of an anti-war movie, in which a grizzled crate maker in the 1990s Caucasus Mountains serves as peacemaker between sworn enemies from opposing armies. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of May 8.

‘Maggie’: a nearly bloodless, lifeless zombie flick with Ahnold

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “Maggie”: The acting is restrained. The pace is measured. The violence is minimal. Add it all up and what you have is an art film. About zombies. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Weird. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Lambert & Stamp’ tells origin story of the Who

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
“Lambert & Stamp,” a new documentary about the early days of British-Invasion rock band the Who, leaves out some important material, writes rock critic Charles R. Cross. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Film fests, ‘Roar’ continue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
Art-house screenings and events during the week of May 8 include the continuation of Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, an African-American film series and “Roar.”

‘5 Flights Up’: Veteran actors keep marital tale moving along

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “5 Flights Up”: Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married couple who try to sell their East Village apartment. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

2 workers digging up backyard fuel tank killed in explosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:04
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Two workers digging up a fuel tank in a suburban New York backyard were killed in an explosion Thursday, authorities said.

Wake for Officer Brian Moore Draws Hundreds

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:03
On Long Island, city and state police officers joined other citizens to pay their respects to Officer Moore, 25, who was shot in the face while on patrol on Saturday.







Student appointed to Washington State Board of Education - TheNewsTribune.com

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:00

Student appointed to Washington State Board of Education
TheNewsTribune.com
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A high school student from Gig Harbor has been appointed to the Washington State Board of Education. Baxter Hershman is a sophomore at Gig Harbor High School. He is the new western Washington student representative to the board.

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US Senate passes Iran review bill

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:54
The US Senate has approved a bill that would give Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Categories: BBC World News

Art piece creating controversy at Souderton High School

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:54

Art piece creating controversy at Souderton High SchoolOfficials at Souderton High School are explaining an art piece considered offensive by some students.


Exclusive: Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:52

Smoke from the wreckage of several oil tanker cars that derailed in a field near HeimdalBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.


Defense worker charge cards used for $1 million in casinos bills: audit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:46
Defense Department employees used their government credit cards to pay for more than $1 million worth of casino and adult entertainment purchases over the course of a year, an audit of transactions by the Pentagon inspector general has found. Pentagon officials said on Thursday that use of credit cards to pay for personal transactions is considered misuse of the cards but does not mean a loss of taxpayer funds because cardholders are billed individually and have to pay unauthorized personal charges themselves. It found Defense Department cardholders likely used their travel cards for 4,437 transactions at casinos where they spent $952,258.

Granite Run Mall: From empty, to movie set, to upgrade?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:45

 From empty, to movie set, to upgrade?A movie shoot could be the building's last hurrah before the mall is town down for a major upgrade.


PHOTOS: Granite Run Mall today and future plans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:45

 Granite Run Mall today and future plansWe take a look at the mall now, and at what the future holds.


Lawyer: Man to plead guilty to setting radar facility fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:43
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to a radar facility and disrupting air traffic throughout the U.S. will plead guilty, his attorney said Thursday after the man appeared in court for arraignment.

Correction: Baltimore-Police Death story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:36

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, pauses while speaking during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BALTIMORE (AP) — In stories on May 1-3 about charges against six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, The Associated Press reported erroneously that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said there was no reason for police to stop Gray. She said only that Gray was illegally arrested.


Colorado movie massacre jurors handle guns, gear used by Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:36

The family of Veronica Moser embrace before entering the Arapahoe County District Court in CentennialBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Jurors in Colorado's movie massacre trial handled firearms, a helmet and piles of protective anti-ballistic clothing on Thursday that gunman James Holmes used when he killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in July 2012. Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder for opening fire on moviegoers at a multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora, also wounding 70 victims. His trial began last week, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if the former neuroscience graduate student is convicted.