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‘Evergreen’: an enlightening look at road to pot legalization

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization,” Riley Morton’s energetic chronicle about the campaign to approve Initiative 502 in Washington state, which proposed legalizing small amounts of recreational pot. It got 3.5 stars on a scale of 4.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16

U.S. face Belgium in World Cup round of 16 (Sounders, AO Seattle will co-host viewing party)

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the U.S. men's national team will face Belgium in a knockout game at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funny how these two teams were set to play a closed-door scrimmage before the tournament, but it was ultimately canceled due to traffic concerns.

Street flooding disrupts travel to US-Germany game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
A tropical downpour flooded roads and prevented families of many U.S. players from making it to Arena Pernambuco for the Americans' match with Germany on Thursday in the World Cup.

‘Le Chef’: a light summer meal of a movie

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
Seattle Times movie critic grants three stars out of four to “Le Chef,” Daniel Cohen’s cheery French-kitchen comedy.

‘A Coffee in Berlin’: Slacker gets a much-needed jolt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “A Coffee in Berlin,” a slacker movie, German style. It got three stars on a scale of four.

‘The Sacrament’: Tale of a latter-day Jonestown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
A review of Ti West’s chilling “The Sacrament,” a fictional film inspired by the grisly 1978 events at Jim Jones’ People’s Temple in Guyana. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald gives the movie a three-star rating (out of four).

‘Ivory Tower’: Hard times hit higher education

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:16
A review of Andrew Rossi’s engrossing new film, “Ivory Tower,” a documentary about the crisis in higher education. The movie is rated three stars on a scale of four by reviewer Moira Macdonald.

Georgia's long road to Europe

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:15
Georgia looks west just as exports to Russia pick up
Categories: BBC World News

Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:15
Keeper Igor Akinfeev was "blinded" by a laser before the World Cup goal that eliminated Russia, says Fabio Capello.
Categories: BBC World News

Storm searches for answers to fourth-quarter struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:14
Seattle has struggled in the final period, outscored 133-97 in the final period the past six games. Guard Temeka Johnson says the team needs a different “mindset.”

VIDEO: End of an era? Mississippi fife and drum

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:11
Keeping the rhythms of Mississippi slaves alive
Categories: BBC World News

APNewsBreak: Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:10

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered railroads last month to give state officials specifics on oil train routes and volumes so emergency responders can better prepare for accidents. North Dakota's State Emergency Response Commission unanimously voted to release the state's information Wednesday June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.

Arizona firefighters' families sue over deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:05
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The families of a dozen Granite Mountain Hotshots are suing Arizona public agencies over the deaths of 19 men, and trying to force changes to ensure the safety of firefighters.

Art Review: ‘Jeff Koons: A Retrospective’ Opens at the Whitney

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:05
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s largest survey devoted to a single artist chronicles Jeff Koons’s ever-changing provocations.

Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:03

A Bushmaster rifle belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza is seen in this police evidence photoA federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished the ability to defend oneself. Responding to complaints about expanded background checks, she said there were more than 600 firearms dealers in the state which actively perform private checks, and that it takes an average of less than 15 minutes for a check to be run by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Tim Lincecum throws second career no-hitter

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:01
Former Liberty High School and UW star Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.
Categories: Sports Center