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Courageous trekker makes ‘Tracks’ across Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
“Tracks” is a quiet, meditative (and true) chronicle about Robyn Davidson’s 1977 trek across the Australian desert, aided by four camels and her dog. Three stars out of four.

‘The Liberator’ touches upon historic life of Simon Bolivar

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “The Liberator,” a greeting-card-pretty recounting of the life of Simon Bolivar, who liberated much of South America from Spanish rule. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Pacific Aggression’: Separate paths reconverge in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Pacific Aggression,” Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott’s witty dramedy about two people whose virtual lives in online worlds gets in the way of real love. It got three stars out of four.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
Places to see discounted movies in the Seattle area during the week of Oct. 3.

‘Kelly & Cal’: Chemistry sizzles between unlikely pair

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Kelly & Cal”: Juliette Lewis plays a former punk rocker turned suburban mom in this well-acted tale of an impossible affair with a 17-year-old neighbor (Jonny Weston). It received 2.5 stars out of 4.

A thrilling account of the ‘Last Days in Vietnam’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Last Days in Vietnam,” a remarkable documentary directed by Rory Kennedy about what happened in the country as the wheels started to fall off of America’s involvement.

Notes and quotes from Pete Carroll's press conference

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
The biggest news to come out of Pete Carroll's meeting with the media today might have been the health of Carroll himself --- the coach seemed a little under the weather, though when asked, he laughed it off and just said he was doing "very well.''
Categories: Sports Center

Notes and quotes from Pete Carroll's press conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
The biggest news to come out of Pete Carroll's meeting with the media today might have been the health of Carroll himself --- the coach seemed a little under the weather, though when asked, he laughed it off and just said he was doing "very well.''

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:16
Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.

Capturing police on camera

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:14
Do mobile phone videos of clashes tell the whole story?
Categories: BBC World News

Brazilian candidates stay silent on abortion issue

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:14
Why Brazil's presidential hopefuls won't speak out on abortion
Categories: BBC World News

Mideast Virus MERS Merits Caution, Not Alarm, W.H.O. Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:07
The announcement coincided with the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. The report suggested precautions for travelers to Saudi Arabia to minimize risk of exposure to MERS.

Video: Richard Sherman looking forward to reuniting with DeSean Jackson

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:01
Monday night's Seattle-Washington game also means a reunion for Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Washington receiver DeSean Jackson.
Categories: Sports Center

JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:00
JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.
Categories: BBC World News

Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. The family of Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead in December 2013 after suffering complications from surgery, is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive. The family’s attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is no longer brain-dead and shows significant signs of life. Lawyers for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say the evidence in Jahi's case still supports the determination that she is legally dead. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family's lawyer said Thursday.


How to Help in Efforts to Stem Ebola’s Tide

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:56
Humanitarian aid groups are providing medical personnel, equipment, training and food in areas where Ebola has raced ahead of international pledges of assistance.

US stocks avoid a fourth straight losses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:54

Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. markets were mostly flat in early trading Thursday, follow a sell-off the day before, as U.S. investors had little reaction to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who announced new economic stimulus measures for the continent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses.


Survivor remembers Lampedusa wreck

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:53
"I feel so happy, I feel so bad" says migrant who lived after wreck
Categories: BBC World News

Judge weighs legal fees in $190 million settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is weighing what percentage of a $190 million settlement to earmark for lawyers representing more than 8,000 women.

Hong Kong Leader Refuses to Resign, but Deputy Meets With Protesters

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:52
Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive, said any talks with protest leaders would be within the parameters of Beijing’s blueprint for political change in Hong Kong.