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‘Automata’: Evolving robots bring life to sci-fi thriller

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Automata”: Antonio Banderas stars as an investigator in 2044 who discovers that robots are developing themselves beyond human control. Gabe Ibáñez’s flawed but haunting sci-fi drama got three stars out of four.

October brings film festivals galore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
It’s film-festival time with the Seattle Polish Film Festival; the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; the Tacoma Film Festival, with special guest Leonard Maltin at several events; and the Gig Harbor Film Festival.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
Places to see discounted movies in the Seattle area during the week of Oct. 10.

Golf coach sentenced to 27 years for abusing boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A popular northern California golf teacher convicted of molesting his students and plotting to kill them from jail was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in state prison.

Obama wants an election about the economy, not him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:15

President Barack Obama listens to a question during a town hall event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. Obama is traveling in Los Angeles for an overnight trip during which he will discuss the nation's economy and designate a swath of Southern California mountains as a national monument. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the president is going to get the message.


Gay couples in Las Vegas begin getting marriage licenses, weddings could come soon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples in Las Vegas begin getting marriage licenses, weddings could come soon.

Man convicted of killing baby girl, grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:10

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, Raghunandan Yandamuri is escorted from a Montgomery County district court after a preliminary hearing in Bridgeport, Pa. Yandamuri, accused of killing a 10-month-old girl and her grandmother in what prosecutors described as a kidnapping plot gone wrong has been convicted of murder. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports he was expressionless as the verdict against him was read Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The 27-year-old faces the possibility of the death penalty for the 2012 slayings of Saanvi Venna and grandmother Satayrathi Venna. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of killing a 10-month-old girl and her grandmother in what prosecutors described as a kidnapping plot gone wrong was convicted of murder on Thursday.


Oklahoma prison officials unveil new death chamber

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:05

The gurney in the newly renovated death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured during a media tour of the facility in McAlester, Okla, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. At rear is Department of Corrections official Scott Crow, and behind him is the witness room. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed confidence that the agency would be ready for the state's next scheduled execution in November.


Report details Palin family brawl

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:05
Police in Anchorage, Alaska, release a report describing a drunken brawl involving the son and daughter of Republican luminary Sarah Palin.
Categories: BBC World News

Entrepreneur who brought Jheri curl to masses dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:03
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Comer Cottrell, a black hair-care entrepreneur who made millions with a cheap kit that brought the glossy celebrity Jheri curl into the homes of average African Americans, has died. He was 82.

Copyright attorney picked to lead Authors Guild

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:01
NEW YORK (AP) — Copyright attorney and former Library of Congress digital Director Mary Rasenberger has been named executive director of the Authors Guild.

Nevada begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:58
CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Nevada began allowing gay couples to legally wed on Thursday after a day of confusion over the legal status of same-sex matrimony, with the clerk's office in Carson City saying that it had issued a license. An official who answered the phone at the marriage license bureau in the state capital said her office had been given the green light to offer marriage licenses to same-sex couples, adding: "Yes, we just issued one." (Reporting by Sandra Chereb; Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Long-empty jail taking in American Indian inmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:57

Two Rivers Regional Detention Facility Warden Ken Keller waits for a locked gate to be opened inside the 464-bed facility that has started taking in inmates after sitting empty for seven years in Hardin, Mont., on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The jail is now run by Emerald Correctional Management, which is getting inmates from across the Northern Plains under a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana town that once offered to take in suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay out of desperation to fill an empty, $27 million jail has finally started to fill its cells with American Indian inmates from across the Northern Plains.


Wildfire burns five homes near Sacramento, threatens 1,000 more

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:55
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A major wildfire burning northeast of Sacramento has charred more than 420 acres (170 hectares) and destroyed five homes, California fire officials said on Thursday. The blaze, which started as five separate fires along Interstate 80 near the community of Applegate on Wednesday, prompted evacuations and the closure of all but one lane of I-80 eastbound, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said on its website. ...

White Pass - 10/9/2014 4:17:57 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:53
White Pass US12
10/9/2014 4:17:57 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 10/9/2014 4:14:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:53
Satus Pass US97
10/9/2014 4:14:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 10/9/2014 4:17:15 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:53
Stevens Pass US2
10/9/2014 4:17:15 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/9/2014 4:03:34 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:53
Blewett Pass US97
10/9/2014 4:03:34 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/9/2014 4:06:18 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/9/2014 4:06:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Temporary closure for rock blasting Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Ex-Marine in Iraq shooting case gets $10 fine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Marine corporal convicted of making false statements about the accidental shooting of a fellow U.S. serviceman has been spared prison time and been fined $10.