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Canadian firm plans Everett assembly of landing gear for 777, 777X

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
Canadian landing gear manufacturer Héroux-Devtek will build a small facility in Everett to assemble Boeing 777 and 777X landing gear, bringing 10 jobs to the area.

Reign FC announces 2015 regular season schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
Seattle Reign FC, the defending National Women's Soccer League regular season champions, will open its new campaign on April 12 at Memorial Stadium against Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash, the club announced Thursday as the league unveiled its 2015 schedule.

‘Love, Rosie’: You’ve read this love letter before

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
A review of a bland romantic comedy based on the epistolary novel by Irish author Cecelia Ahearn. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

Movie bargains: ‘Birdman,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Get On Up’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of Feb. 6.

Worthy 2015 ‘Oscar-nominated Documentary Shorts’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
A movie review of an excellent collection of 2015 “Oscar-nominated Documentary Shorts.” Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘Mommy’ makes your dysfunctional family look comparatively good

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
Xavier Dolan’s family drama is a battle between mother and son, shot in a claustrophobic square format. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Science Fiction fest begins; children’s program winds down

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:16
Screenings and events during the week of Feb. 6 include the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival; the AIDS documentary “Deepsouth”; and the 2015 Children’s Film Festival, which ends Saturday, Feb. 7.

Mexican police rescue workers

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:14
Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Musical tribute to Peshawar victims

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:11
Pakistan's most popular singer-actor, Ali Zafar, is releasing a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Peshawar school massacre.
Categories: BBC World News

PwC promoted tax avoidance, say MPs

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:11
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is accused of promoting tax avoidance "on an industrial scale", in a report by a committee of MPs.
Categories: BBC World News

Common Sense: Geoffrey Zakarian Offers Some Tips to McDonald’s

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:10
As fast-casual chains soar in popularity, the iconic burger chain is under pressure. A well-known food expert and a designer have some ideas for improvement.

North Korea defector to world: Look beyond 'beatings, camps'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:10
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.

Washington state teen gets 20 years for murder of WWII veteran

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:06
A Washington state teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for the murder of an 88-year-old World War Two veteran who was beaten to death during a robbery outside a Spokane fraternal lodge. Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, changed his plea to guilty in January in connection with the August 2013 incident in which he and an accomplice were accused of assaulting Delbert "Shorty" Belton as ...

Washington state teen gets 20 years for murder of WWII veteran

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:06
A Washington state teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for the murder of an 88-year-old World War Two veteran who was beaten to death during a robbery outside a Spokane fraternal lodge. Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, changed his plea to guilty in January in connection with the August 2013 incident in which he and an accomplice were accused of assaulting Delbert "Shorty" Belton as he sat in his vehicle. During Thursday's sentencing in Spokane County Superior Court, Adams-Kinard, dressed in a suit and tie, asked for leniency and read a prepared statement in which he quoted from the Bible and Greek mythology. In their remarks to the court, Belton's family members described him as a patriot with a big heart who would have given his assailants money had they asked.

Man wanted in elderly Ohio pair's slayings nabbed in Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:06
A man wanted in the killings of an elderly Ohio couple and suspected of committing armed robberies in three states fled from sheriff's deputies in Arizona before being arrested early Thursday after a nationwide manhunt, authorities said.

The stuff paradox

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
The people trying to give away all their stuff
Categories: BBC World News

Doctor dead after plane hits guy-wire of West Texas TV tower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:03
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A Lubbock doctor was killed after the small plane he was piloting crashed into a guy-wire attached to a TV tower as he approached an airport in West Texas, authorities said Thursday.

Harvard bans professors from having sex with undergraduates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:01
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didn't reflect its expectations on appropriate relationships between faculty members and students.