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A 'Harry Potter' musical?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:10
In keeping with the constant interest in all things Hogwarts, plans have been announced today for "Harry Potter: The Musical," a feature film now in its early stages of development. A producer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that his group was originally working on a musical version of "Do

Photographer wants big damages in Bieber lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:09
A celebrity photographer sought to boost the potential damages he could win from Justin Bieber in a lawsuit that accuses the singer and a bodyguard of battery in a confrontation outside a recording studio.

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:09
Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:06
A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack.

Rolling Stones to resume tour in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:04
The Rolling Stones are resuming a world tour after postponing several dates in the wake of the death of L'Wren Scott, girlfriend of singer Mick Jagger.

US manufacturing expanded more quickly in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:03
U.S. manufacturing grew at a slightly faster pace in March compared with February as factory output recovered from disruptions caused by severe winter weather. Manufacturers also received more orders, suggesting that production could strengthen a bit in the months ahead.

Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:01
Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

Man accused in SXSW festival killings faces additional assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:01

Austin Police Department booking photo of Rashad Charjuan OwensA man facing capital murder charges for plowing his car into a crowd at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin last month, killing four and injuring nearly two dozen others, has been charged with an additional 20 counts of aggravated assault. Prison records posted on Tuesday show Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, from Killeen, Texas, has had the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon added to his detention booking. Each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon can bring up to life in prison while a conviction on capital murder carries the possibility of the death penalty. Jamie West, 27, from Austin, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, died at the scene.


Opening arguments underway in Apple-Samsung case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:00

In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. Apple already has won nearly $1 billion in judgments against Samsung over patent infringements involving older-model devices. Now Apple is alleging Samsung’s newest devices, such as its Galaxy S III, also copied Apple technology. Jury selection for the case begins Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Opening statements are underway in the latest patent fight over mobile devices between Apple and Samsung, the world's largest cellphone manufacturers.


Soros wins partial dismissal of suit filed by ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:00

George Soros speaks on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New YorkBy Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Soros won a bid on Tuesday to dismiss a $50 million claim by an ex-girlfriend who claimed he reneged on a promise to buy her a pricey Manhattan apartment, but the appeals court did not dismiss an assault claim against the 83-year-old billionaire. A New York state appellate court dismissed claims by Brazilian former actress Adriana Ferreyr, 30, seeking damages for fraud, infliction of emotional distress and other claims.


Plane search 'most challenging ever'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:59
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could take weeks and is the "most challenging ever seen", Australian officials say.
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Restaurant Review: The Peacock and the Shakespeare in Midtown

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:58
At a Midtown hotel, the civilized Peacock and the publike Shakespeare beckon, fish and chips and all.
    

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:55

File-This photo taken Jan. 23, 2014, shows General Motors CEO Mary Barra addressing the media during a roundtable meeting with journalists in Detroit. Barra will be asked by two Congressional subcommittees why it took GM a decade to recall cars with faulty ignition switches that the company says are now linked to 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part.


Shrine for Washington state mudslide site is considered

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:52
By Eric M. Johnson DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Survivors of a mudslide that left dozens dead or missing in Washington state said they would like to turn the disaster site into a shrine for the victims once bulldozers clear away the mud and debris. Rescue teams pressed on for an 11th day on Tuesday in their efforts to find more victims of the slide, triggered when a rain-soaked hillside ...

Suspended Conn. priest charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:45
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest who is accused of giving guns and explosives to a juvenile has been arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor.

More than seven million people signed up for Obamacare: Pelosi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Tuesday that the Obama administration would announce more than 7 million people had signed up for the healthcare program known as Obamacare. Pelosi, speaking to reporters at the White House after a meeting with President Barack Obama, noted that the figures were not yet official. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Feds won't reopen Pittsburgh police rights probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:34

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, Jordan Miles, then an 18-year-old high school student, talks about his hopes to go to college to study crime scene investigation at his home in Pittsburgh. Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating Miles falsely arrested him but didn't use excessive force, a jury found Monday, March 31, 2014, awarding him $119,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prosecutor won't reopen a criminal civil rights investigation into three white Pittsburgh police officers who were successfully sued by a young black man for wrongful arrest.


Judge won't block new Arizona abortion drug rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:32
PHOENIX (AP) — The most stringent restrictions in the nation on the use of abortion drugs were allowed to take effect in Arizona on Tuesday by a federal judge's ruling in the latest in a series of court fights over the state's abortion laws.

Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:32
CINCINNATI (AP) — The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.

Video: Times Minute | A Day of Israeli Diplomacy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:25
On the Minute, how American students excel at problem solving and record times on this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational.