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Two California men indicted on mink farm sabotage charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:31
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Los Angeles-area activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and freeing 2,000 of the weasel-like animals from captivity there have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and interstate travel to interfere with an animal enterprise. The two-count indictment returned earlier this week by a federal grand jury in Chicago was unsealed on Thursday after one of the defendants, Tyler Lang, 25, was arrested in El Segundo, California, near Los Angeles International Airport. His co-defendant, Kevin Johnson, 27, also known as Kevin Olliff, was already in Illinois state custody, serving a sentence for possession of burglary tools that authorities say he intended to use to break into a fox farm. Both men are due to be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on July 29.

On Soccer: World Cup 2014: Final Between Germany and Argentina Could Surprise Fans

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:27
If recent history is any indication, something strange and compelling will occur in Sunday’s World Cup final.

Final Salute for Firefighter: ‘He Was a Lesson to the Rest of Us’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:23
Thousands of firefighters attended the funeral of Lieutenant Gordon Matthew Ambelas on Thursday. He was the first city firefighter to die in the line of duty in over two years.






Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:22

Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensiveThe Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds.


Amazon Sued Over Billing for App Store Purchases

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:20
The Federal Trade Commission contended that Amazon improperly billed customers for “many millions of dollars” of charges that children made without their parents’ consent.

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’: Passion smothers politics in war drama

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a choppy drama starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor as a couple who can’t get enough of each other during the Nigerian civil war of the 1960s. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Internet’s Own Boy’ traces tragic life of Aaron Swartz

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A review of “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a documentary about Web social-justice and information-access activist Aaron Swartz. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald grants it three stars out of four.

‘Venus in Fur’: Actress turns into a goddess of role-playing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Venus in Fur,” one of Roman Polanski’s most playful movies. This modern reworking of Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 novel is a feast of role-playing. It got 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Under the Electric Sky’: Music fest dances to its own beat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Under the Electric Sky,” a documentary about the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, a three-day electronic-music festival. It got three stars on a scale of four.

‘Third Person’: Connecting the subplot dots is a slog

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of Paul Haggis’ “Third Person,” which, like “Crash,” is made up of separate stories that eventually connect. It got 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘Razing the Bar’: an insider’s look at Funhouse club in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Razing the Bar,” a documentary about the rise and fall of the Funhouse, a seminal Seattle punk club. It received four stars out of four.

‘Beyond the Edge’ retraces footsteps of famed Everest duo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Beyond the Edge,” which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful summit of Mount Everest — the first in history to do so. The documentary received 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: An eye-catcher swings in

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the latest in the series that’s thoughtful, rousingly staged and anchored by the extraordinarily subtle performance of Andy Serkis as the majestic alpha ape Caesar. It got 3 stars out of 4.

Movie bargains/outdoor screenings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
Here are some movie bargains and outdoor screenings for the week of July 11.

‘Violette’: a literary unrequited-love story

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Violette,” which, like all good biopics, leaves you wanting more. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald rates the film 3.5 stars out of 4.

Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

Check out ‘Czech That’ film fest, outdoor movies, classics

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:16
Outdoor movies pick up in earnest; the “Czech That Film Festival” comes to SIFF Cinema at the Film Center; a filmed version of the stage play “The Nance” shows at the Harvard Exit; and “Roman Holiday” and “Pulp Fiction” screen at Central Cinema.

Border Patrol halts immigrant flights to San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:08
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.