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‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’: It really is second best

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 19 min ago
A movie review of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: The original’s all-star cast returns in this “second best” film about British senior citizens who opt for a cheap hotel in India. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

Rant & Rave: ‘Go sell crazy somewhere else, pal’

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 34 min ago
Reader’s thankful for returned cellphone; one gets yelled at by crazy door-to-door magazine salesman.

Golf’s top 50 players meet Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 48 min ago
The top 50 players in the world rankings convene for the Cadillac Championship, a World Golf Championship event that starts Thursday at Doral, Fla.

UCLA beats USC, locks up No. 4 seed for Pac-12 tourney

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 49 min ago
Bryce Alford scored 23 points, including five threes, Tony Parker added 22 and UCLA defeated USC 85-74 Wednesday night to help the Bruins lock up the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament next week.

Should young hockey players be exempt from labor law?

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 21 min ago
Bills in Olympia supported by labor-friendly Democrats would exempt the Western Hockey League and its young players from labor laws that the league is under investigation for violating.

Russell Westbrook has fourth straight triple-double

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 33 min ago
Russell Westbrook set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime Wednesday night.

KFC aims to top Starbucks as China’s coffee hot spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:46
 Thousands of KFC restaurants in China, where the fried-chicken purveyor is the largest fast-food chain, will start selling freshly ground coffee this year in a bid to become a lower-cost “premium” alternative to Starbucks.

Tunnel machine Bertha ready for disassembly

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:46
State transportation officials say the broken tunnel machine Bertha reached a stopping point inside the rescue pit late Tuesday, clearing the way for workers to start the disassembly process.

Seattle, Tacoma dockworkers earn less than reported average

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:46
The 808 working longshore workers in Seattle in 2013 earned an average $84,675, and averaged 48.4 years old.

Vision of Spock, ‘Star Trek’: Think, feel, be human

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:46
We can get closer to Star Trek’s universe by better understanding the power our emotions have.

Widow sues Virginia Mason; hospital begins notifying ‘superbug’ victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:31
Theresa Bigler, of Woodway, is suing Virginia Mason Medical Center and a medical-device manufacturer after the death of her husband following a “superbug” infection. Hospital officials have reversed course to reach out to affected patients and families.

U.S. Open announces sites for sectional qualifiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:23
Tumble Creek Club in Cle Elum among 10 U.S. sites on June 8 for event to be played at Chambers Bay June 18-21.

Seattle School Board hints it needs time to weigh halting tests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:16
Seattle School Board members voted against considering a last-minute proposal to suspend new Common Core-related tests Wednesday evening, citing concerns about how quickly the resolution arose.

Tuned into great weather

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:16
James Hyde plays saxophone at Lake Washington.

U.S. women rally past Norway in Hope Solo’s return to team

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:14
Carli Lloyd scored two goals and the U.S. women’s national team opened the Algarve Cup in Portugal with a 2-1 victory over Norway on Wednesday.

Dino Day at Burke Museum on Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:09
Dinosaur casts are prepared at the Burke Museum for Saturday’s Dino Day.

Huskies’ lack of depth leaving them exposed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:04
Shawn Kemp Jr.’s career at Washington may be over. It’s not certain he can play in the Pac-12 Tournament next Wednesday at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

Arizona State gets overlooked but continues to win

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:58
The 26-4 Sun Devils, who swept powerhouse Stanford, are one of the favorites to win the Pac-12 women’s tournament starting Thursday at KeyArena.

Big, diverse slate of candidates runs in city’s first vote by district

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:52
The Seattle City Council’s move to voting by geographic district is yielding a large, diverse crop of candidates, and everyone is trying to figure out how the new system is going to change local politics.

Alex Rodriguez singles in return to Yankees’ lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:48
Alex Rodriguez lined a single to left field in his return to the New York Yankees’ lineup after an absence of 524 days.