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‘The Runner’: Political drama loses its edge

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “The Runner”: Nicolas Cage is unfocused as an ambivalent politician who resigns from his office just when his constituents need him most in this dubious political drama. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
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Charlize Theron drama goes to very ‘Dark Places’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “Dark Places”: Welcome to a toxic stew of satanism, serial murder, teen angst and unrelieved gloom. Charlize Theron stars. Rating: 1 star out of 4.

‘The End of the Tour’: My dinner with David Foster Wallace

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
A review of “The End of the Tour,” which stars Jason Segel as the late author David Foster Wallace (“Infinite Jest”) in one long, enlightening conversation with Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg). Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Jimmy’s Hall’: a compelling ‘Footloose’-like fight in Ireland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “Jimmy’s Hall”: Director Ken Loach’s vital film stars Barry Ward as a socialist activist persecuted for his attempts to create a dance hall/meeting place in 1932 Ireland. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ re-released with a new song

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Art-house screenings during the week of Aug. 7 include the re-release of “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” NT Live’s version of “Everyman” and the silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” with a remixed score by DJ Nicfit.

Bargains and outdoor movies: ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Jurassic Park’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Here are some places offering discounted movie tickets during the week of Aug. 7.

‘2015 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning Shorts’: an interesting mix

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Review of “2015 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning Shorts”: The half-dozen winners make for an interesting program with some highlights, strikeouts and one home run. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

‘The Runner’: Political drama loses its edge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Movie review of “The Runner”: Nicolas Cage is unfocused as an ambivalent politician who resigns from his office just when his constituents need him most in this dubious political drama. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

Your Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:58
Catch up on the day’s top stories.









Police chief: Fatal shooting of armed suspect justified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:58

Richmond Deputy Police Chief Steve Drew hugs a lady at the scene of a shooting involving a police officer in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Richmond's police chief faced an angry crowd demanding answers Wednesday evening after a young black man was shot to death and a white police officer was wounded. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two police officers were justified in returning gunfire and killing a suspect who shot at them first during a foot chase down an alley, the city's police chief said Thursday.


Your Thursday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:57
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the day’s big stories.









New York police criticized for 'weaponized marijuana' videos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:50
The New York Police Department faced criticism on Thursday after it emerged that video clips it used to show the crazed affects of smoking synthetic marijuana were of men high on other drugs. The controversy emerged two days after NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton outlined his department's growing concern over synthetic marijuana, which he said is spreading across New York and is sold illegally for as little as $2 a packet in city corner stores. It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can cause violent behavior, Bratton said at a press conference on Tuesday, dubbing the substance "weaponized marijuana".

Residents claim window washer harassing elderly in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:48

Residents claim window washer harassing elderly in South PhiladelphiaPolice are warning neighbors in one South Philadelphia community to beware of a man who has been trying to rip off residents.


Missouri man gets 20 years in prison for making child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:48
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say admitted while applying for a Missouri State Highway Patrol job that he had had sexual contact with several underage girls was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison.

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:47
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A state judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging an eastern Kentucky lawyer contributed to a man's suicide after he lost his federal disability benefits.

Fair Game: Why Putting a Number to C.E.O. Pay Might Bring Change

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:44
A new rule requiring a company to give the ratio of the top executive’s pay to worker pay will produce an easily grasped and perhaps shocking number.









Prosecutor: Teen in sex abuse case has gone into hiding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:43
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 17-year-old at the center of sexual abuse allegations against Oregon gay rights activist Terry Bean has gone into hiding with his mother and stopped using his cellphone to avoid testifying at an upcoming trial, prosecutors said.

NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:40
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness.

Media stocks slammed as pay TV bundle starts unravelling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:39

FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Joe Clayton, president and CEO of Dish Network, introduces the Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at a news conference at the International CES in Las Vegas. Dish said its satellite TV subscriber losses accelerated in the quarter through June, falling 81,000 to 13.9 million, nearly double the loss of 44,000 a year ago. Analysts say that popular channels like ESPN would likely survive any dramatic shift in consumer preference toward online channel packages like Sling TV, which at $20 a month, is far cheaper than traditional pay TV packages. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel finally took a toll on major media companies.


AccuWeather: Clouds Thicken, Rain for Some

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 05:36

 Clouds Thicken, Rain for SomeMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says most of the rain will fall in our southern zones.