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'Transformers' dominates box office with $100M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:17
The "Transformers" film franchise is far from extinct.

Kerber stuns Sharapova at Wimbledon

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
German ninth seed Angelique Kerber ends Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning a second Wimbledon title in the fourth round.
Categories: BBC World News

From the ‘Cambrian explosion’ to a Whidbey Island history

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
New in local books: “Darwin’s Doubt” in paperback; a groundbreaking landscape architect with Seattle connections; a history of Whidbey Island; and a picture story book about Monkey and Elephant gadding about.

In San Francisco, the noir endures

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
Finding the moody, lonely glamour of noir novelist Dashiell Hammett

Cast-iron skillets: Under-the-radar trend

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
Whether used to fry chicken, bake cornbread, roast Brussels sprouts or sear steak, cast-iron pans add a special sizzle to cooking. Here’s some tips for seasoning, cooking and cleaning.

‘The Unknown Known,’ ‘Like Father, Like Son’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, July 1, include “The Unknown Known,” a documentary on former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and the Japanese drama “Like Father, Like Son,” a tale about two boys switched at birth.

July 1 TV Picks: ‘Drunk History’ on Comedy Central

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Tuesday, July 1, include “Drunk History” on Comedy Central, “The Haves and the Have Nots” on OWN and “The Night Shift” on NBC.

Woman trying to save dog drowns in Wenatchee River

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
WENATCHEE -- The Chelan County sheriff says a 29-year-old Cashmere woman intent on rescuing her dog from the Wenatchee River has drowned. The dog made its way to shore and survived.

The problems with concentrated wealth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:16
Columnist David Brooks has a peculiar perspective on the meaning of democracy and a rather selective view of the course of history [“The spiritual recession,” Opinion, June 28].

New York City police to subway acrobats: Sit down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:14
NEW YORK (AP) — The underground acrobats who flip, somersault and pole-dance among New York City subway riders as trains roll are drawing a new audience — police officers.

N.Y. top court says cyberbullying law violates free speech

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:14
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - New York's highest court said on Tuesday that a law designed to criminalize cyberbullying was so broad that it violated the First Amendment, marking the first time a U.S. court weighed the constitutionality of such a law. The 2011 Albany County law banned electronic communication intended to "harass, annoy, threaten...or otherwise inflict significant emotional harm on another person." The law was challenged on First Amendment grounds by Marquan Mackey-Meggs, who at age 15 in 2011 pleaded guilty under the law to creating a Facebook page that included graphic sexual comments alongside photos of classmates at his Albany-area high school. The Court of Appeals in a 5-2 decision said it was possible to pass a law outlawing bullying via social media or text message that respected free speech rights, but the county's statute went too far. "It appears that the provision would criminalize a broad spectrum of speech outside the popular understanding of cyberbullying," Judge Victoria Graffeo wrote for the court, "including, for example, an email disclosing private information about a corporation or a telephone conversation meant to annoy an adult." The majority rejected a bid by the county to sever the provisions that violated free speech rights and leave the rest of the law intact.

Tropical Storm Arthur forms off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:10
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

New Puget Sound smelt fishing regulations hope to stop decline in population

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:08
The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has taken on new measures for smelt fishing in Puget Sound to keep the populations from dwindling.

VIDEO: 'Shells pockmark Ukraine's Kramatorsk'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:08
Oleg Boldyrev reports from the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, where residents said there were several waves of shelling overnight.
Categories: BBC World News

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot out with knee injury

Seattle Storm - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:51
Chicago PG Courtney Vandersloot sustained an injury to her left knee in Friday's win against the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, the No. 3 overall draft pick in the 2011 draft, played 32 minutes but was 0-for-6 from the field, finishing with two points, four assists and four turnovers in the game.
Categories: Sports Center