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Argentine mother tracks down son's killer

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:22
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer
Categories: BBC World News

‘Song of the New Earth’ keeps mystical tone in check

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound”: Filmed partly on Orcas Island, this film is a portrait of the musician and Jungian seeker who thinks we’re in “a dark night of the soul right now.” It got three stars out of four.

The Methow Valley is open for business this holiday weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
"It's really been an unbelievable summer," sighed Kristen Smith, marketing manager at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. But the wildfires are out and flash floods have subsided (both were well away from Winthrop) and one of the best things Washingtonians can do to help the Methow Valley is to come v

‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’: Chilly villain makes epic sizzle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Kundo: Age of the Rampant”: This visually elegant epic is a kind of Korean cross between “Robin Hood” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and features a bad guy who ranks right up there with the likes of Darth Vader. It got 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Road to Ninja’ leads to love, action in alternate anime world

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie”: This anime actioner has a poignant core as its orphan teen hero is magically reunited with the parents whom he misses terribly. It received three stars out of four.

‘A Five Star Life’: Hotel tale could benefit from an upgrade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “A Five Star Life,” an Italian romantic dramedy about the life of a hotel critic, nicely played by Margherita Buy. It received two stars out of four.

‘Finding Fela!’: a compelling look at Nigerian singer, activist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Finding Fela!”: Alex Gibney’s latest documentary is a compelling look at the late Fela Kuti, a Nigerian pioneer of Afrobeat music and a thorn in the side of a brutal dictatorship. It got 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘The Trip to Italy’: Sequel takes familiar path, with better visuals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “The Trip to Italy”: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this sequel to their England-based road movie, “The Trip.” This time the scenery is even prettier, and so is the food. It earned three stars out of four.

‘The Congress’: gripping live action, unfocused animation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “The Congress”: After a stunning first half, this expensive-looking puzzle movie loses focus. Robin Wright delivers a brave, eloquent performance as a washed-up Hollywood actress. It received 2.5 stars out of 4.

Movie bargains / outdoor screenings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
Places to see discounted movies and outdoor screenings during the week of Aug. 29.

Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:13
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
Categories: BBC World News

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

On the Runway Blog: Obama Wore a Tan Suit (and Spoke About World Crises)

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:12
The tan suit that President Obama wore to a news conference drew plenty of attention, the way a female politician’s wardrobe often does.

With Gaza War, Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:10
The war in Gaza and its aftermath have inflamed opinion in Europe, analysts say, and are likely to increase support for campaigns to divest from and penalize Israel.

Injected Drugs Said to Kill Man in Flawed Execution

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:09
The report, prepared by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, did not explore what caused Clayton D. Lockett’s execution to go awry in Oklahoma.

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:09
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
Categories: BBC World News

Teen shot, wounded in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:07

Teen shot, wounded in WilmingtonAuthorities are investigating a shooting in Wilmington that wounded a teenage boy.


Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:06
BOSTON (AP) — An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:02
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
Categories: BBC World News

How can nasturtiums be even better? As vines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:01
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris introduces us to the nasturtium vine and warns about the weed called purslane, which is happy growing just about everywhere and loves to foil your efforts to kill it.