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‘John Wick’: Lone avenger unleashes a killer growl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:16
A movie review of “John Wick,” in which Keanu Reeves plays a man on a mission: Exterminate the evildoers who killed his cute little puppy. Corpses stack up like cordwood.

‘Birdman’ soars to lofty heights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:16
A review of “Birdman,” a wholly original movie by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, starring Michael Keaton as a former movie star trying to reboot his career on Broadway. Rating: Four stars out of four.

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:16
President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

Complaints mounted against sheriff’s civilian watchdog

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:49
When Charles Gaither, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer turned police reformer, quit his job as King County’s first law-enforcement oversight director last month, his anger was evident. He alleges harassment; public records indicate others blame him for causing strife.

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:46
One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:46
A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family.

Dallas hospital under scrutiny over Ebola crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:31
With the hospital’s two Ebola-infected nurses sent elsewhere, the 24/7 tension of caring for them abated, but scrutiny remains intense over how the hospital treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died there, and whether mistakes potentially exposed dozens more to the disease.

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:31
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:29
People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains—not phones

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.

Georgia seeks reinstatement for Todd Gurley

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
Mark Richt said he was optimistic Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

Judge sets March 16 for trial for mentally ill in jails case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
A March trial date has been set in a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates who say they are waiting months for competency evaluations and treatment.

Quotes and video: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
Some good stuff today from Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman about what happened on the final fumble at St. Louis, the state of the Seahawks heading to Carolina, and more. Video below, as well as some transcribed quotes.

Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
A Romanian princess living in a triple-wide manufactured home in Oregon was sentenced to probation Wednesday in a cockfighting case.

Penalties continue to be a problem for Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
After some relatively flag-free games early in the season, the Seahawks are back in their familiar spot atop the NFL in penalties, having been called for 51. The Seahawks been flagged 32 times in just the last three games.

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:46
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:46
The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa.

Online home broker Redfin acquires walkability data site

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:46
National real-estate brokerage Redfin has acquired Walk Score for an undisclosed sum, the two privately held Seattle companies announced Wednesday.

Ex-official may be charged with stealing gun-measure yard signs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:36
A former Bellevue City Council woman could face theft charges for taking a yard sign for a pro-gun-rights initiative.