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Harvard Exit's future: restaurant, offices, maybe a bar

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:13
Our partner site, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, has news this morning about the future of the beloved Harvard Exit, which will close its doors as a movie theater in January: The historic 1920s building will be transformed into a restaurant, office space, and perhaps a bar. Developer Scott Shapiro, the

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:01
As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.

RadioShack hires advisory firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:01
RadioShack is bringing in FTI Consulting as an adviser in the midst of another round of cost cuts as the troubled electronics retailer warned again last week that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection.

Pacific MusicWorks to present Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Preview of Pacific MusicWorks’ holiday program of three works from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, vocal-instrumental pieces written to warm the hearts of 18th-century Leipzig churchgoers.

Daily Rant&Rave: Protest blocked hospital access

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To all the people who helped my 80-year-old mother when she passed out, fell and hit her head while shopping. Everyone was amazing. She got bumps, bruises and a couple of staples in her head but she’ll be fine. Extra rave to the store staff for calling later to check on her condition.

School discipline: It's a cycle that perpetuates difficulty in classes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
The article on suspending high school students by Claudia Rowe hit home for me ["Suspending kids doesn’t fix bad behavior; schools look for answers," Education, Dec. 5].

‘Skeleton Twins,’ ‘Maze Runner,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Dec. 16, include “The Skeleton Twins,” with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader; “The Maze Runner,” with Dylan O’Brien; and the Michael Bay-produced reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Dec. 16 TV Picks: ‘The Voice’ season finale on NBC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, include “The Voice” on NBC, “Person of Interest” on CBS and “Benched” on USA.

Local books about nutrition, history, trauma and racing puppies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Local nutritionist describes a new way to look at food.

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the U.N. secretary-general said Monday.

'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:19
He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on fire.

Using discipline to help kids feel better about school, not worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:01
Schools nationwide are facing the hard-to-refute fact that using suspension to discipline students doesn't do much to improve their behavior -- and may make it worse.

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:35
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice noms

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:34
"Birdman," ''Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations.

Southwest baggage workers to protest at 16 airports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:20
Baggage handlers for Southwest Airlines, including workers in Seattle, are protesting the company’s slide in on-time performance.

Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:18
Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff.

"Weighing In": Prep wrestling blog -- Week 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:16
“Weighing In”:  This is the second installment of the 2014-2015 high-school wrestling blog. A look at resurgent Auburn in Class 3A, marquee matchups, top targets, big performances and links to individual and team rankings.

Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:13
A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:07
The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.