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Trump’s call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:04
Mass deportation may be more difficult than Donald Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first.

‘Samba’: a light take on immigrant’s travails in France

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:00
Movie review of “Samba”: This breezy tale centers on a Senegalese immigrant (Omar Sy) and his caseworker (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

‘Our Man in Tehran’: ‘Argo’ terror, from those who lived it

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:00
Movie review of “Our Man in Tehran”: This documentary reminds us that the story of how six American Embassy workers escaped Iran in 1980 was not a movie but scary real life.

‘Court’: a travesty of justice in India’s antiquated legal system

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:00
Movie review: In this quiet, devastating critique of the antiquated Indian legal system, a folk singer/social activist is accused of inciting what is presumed to be the suicide of a sewer worker in Mumbai.

Nonprofit chosen to relocate ‘Up’ house

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:54
A nonprofit group has come forward to relocate Ballard's so-called "Up" house, once owned by Edith Macefield and a target for demolition in favor of new development for at least about a decade.

Still all quiet on the Russell Wilson front as deadline approaches ever nearer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:50
The apparent deadline for Russell Wilson to strike a deal on a contract extension with the Seahawks is now about 12 hours away. And if the two sides are merging toward a deal, no one seems to know about it. There’s no buzz that anything is imminent as this is written at 10 p.m. Thursday. […]

El Paso snaps Tacoma’s five-game winning streak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:48
Chihuahuas score four runs in sixth inning of 5-1 victory over Rainiers.

Tiger Woods rallies to shoot 68

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:47
Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

City mourns as teen charged in killing appears in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:44
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, his hands shackled in front of him, did not enter a plea. The 15-year-old’s arraignment was […]

Twins 9, Mariners 5 — postgame video, notes, links and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:43
Postgame video of Lloyd McClendon, story links, highlights, notes and the boxscore from Seattle's 9-5 loss to the Twins on Thursday night at Target Field.

HBO chief: ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 3 more seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:43
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga’s end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said Thursday that the drama series’ producers are leaning toward three more seasons after the just-concluded season five. “I’m always hoping they’re going to change their minds, but […]

Greece’s Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:41
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency. Syriza’s governing central committee early Friday backed a proposal by Tsipras to hold an emergency party conference in September, after […]

GOP criticizes ‘offensive’ posts of NC elections appointee

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:40
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down. Malcolm “Mac” Butner was sworn in as chairman of the Rowan County Board of Elections earlier this month after […]

Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency. Clinton […]

Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: ‘We’ve all talked trash’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:37
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, told a TV critics’ meeting Thursday that the remarks didn’t match his personal history with Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. “I’ve known Terry for […]

Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher’s license suspended

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:35
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to “deal with it yourself” before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended. New Mexico Department of Health investigators are looking into the actions of Matthew Sanchez and will present the […]

Ohio State voted No. 1, suspends 4 players

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:36
Defending national champion Ohio State, voted No. 1 Thursday in the first coaches’ poll, dropped a bombshell at Big Ten media days.

400 tons of polluted soil to be removed at former Olympia Dry Cleaners site

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Cleanup has resumed at the former Olympia Dry Cleaners site in an effort to remove decades’ worth of pollution.

Minnesota gets to J.A. Happ in 9-5 victory over Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Happ allows three home runs and lasts just 31/3 innings as Seattle loses its fourth in a row.

Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:23
A BNSF Railway spokesman says one woman has died after a northbound commuter train struck her vehicle in the Puyallup area.