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‘The Lunchbox’: A flavorful drama, set in Mumbai

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:16
A three-star review of “The Lunchbox,” which stars the mesmerizing Irrfan Khan as a widower who strikes up a relationship of sorts with a homemaker whose marriage is fading.

Microsoft announces Office for iPad

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:16
Microsoft on Thursday launched Office for iPad, its suite of productivity apps that have been optimized for touch and for use on Apple's market-dominating tablet.

House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:16
Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko to run for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:16
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of her country's most polarizing political figures, announced Thursday that she will run for presidential elections set for May 25.

Snohomish mudslide: Who’s in charge?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:14
The Snohomish County mudslide is a tragedy. Unfortunately, one has to wonder where was the leadership to respond to it? [“Precious time wasted in critical first hours after slide, some say,” Local News, March 26].

Gun control advocates: Lawmaker arrest is setback

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.

Crews search debris exposed by receding water levels

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:09
Search crews sifted through new parts of mudslide wreckage Thursday after receding water levels on the east side of the slide area uncovered debris that previously had been inaccessible.

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:07
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld a Texas law that places restrictions on abortions, saying a provision requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital was a reasonable regulation. A federal judge erred last year in blocking the law, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found. The U.S. Supreme Court later allowed it to go into effect. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges, the ability to admit a patient for treatment at a hospital usually by being recognized as a doctor who can use hospital facilities, at an adequately equipped hospital within 30 miles of their practice.

The Learning Network: Our Fifth Annual New York Times Found Poetry Student Contest

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:05
Celebrate the new season with our oldest blog tradition, and one we’re thrilled to see teachers across the curriculum embrace. Poems can come from anything ever published in The New York Times, and are due on April 29.

Connecticut's hourly $10.10 minimum wage a 1st

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:01
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest rate for any state in the country.

30 minutes of 'Spider-Man 2' shown at CinemaCon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:01
Sony Pictures debuted 30 minutes of 3-D footage of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:01
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:58
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.

Oklahoma doctor charged with molesting patients during exams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:51
An Oklahoma City doctor suspected of molesting two female patients during examinations has been charged with sexual assault, the Oklahoma District Attorney's office said on Thursday. Dr. John Fuller, a 60-year-old pain specialist, has been charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of rape by instrumentation, it said. Fuller's attorney, Scott Adams, was not immediately available to comment on Thursday.

VIDEO: 'Milestone' in fight against polio

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:47
The World Health Organization has declared its South East Asia region polio-free, so 80% of the world is now officially free of the disease.
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:47

A US Border Patrol boat moves up the Colorado River during a ceremony Thursday, March 27, 2014, Los Algodones, Mexico.Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LOS ALGODONES, Mexico (AP) — Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday.

Seismic readings show Washington had 2 landslides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:46

Searchers walk into the scene of a deadly mudslide that covers the road, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but authorities believe at least 24 people were killed. And scores of others are still unaccounted for, although many of those names were believed to be duplicates or people who escaped safely. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)SEATTLE (AP) — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday's disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said.

James R. Schlesinger, Willful Aide To Three Presidents, Is Dead at 85

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:41
Mr. Schlesinger, a tough strategist, served in posts that included the secretary of defense and energy, as well as head of the C.I.A.

California case challenges teacher job protection laws

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:38
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Incompetent teachers in California are holding back poor and minority children, an attorney for several students said on Thursday in closing arguments for a closely watched trial that could change the way public school teachers are hired and fired in the most populous U.S. state. The two-month trial has focused on whether five laws meant to protect teachers' jobs are unfair to poor and minority students by putting them at a disproportionately greater risk of being taught by less effective teachers. But the group's approach also brings in the novel argument that the five laws they are challenging violate the civil rights of students. "We're asking the court to declare that these five education codes are unconstitutional and that they violate the equal protection clause," Marcellus A. McRae, one of several attorneys arguing on behalf of plaintiffs, told Reuters.

Bolivia clashes over anti-drugs base

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:38
Dozens of people in Bolivia clash with police in a protest against the construction of a military anti-drugs base in a coca-growing area.
Categories: BBC World News