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‘Finding Fela!’: a compelling look at Nigerian singer, activist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Finding Fela!”: Alex Gibney’s latest documentary is a compelling look at the late Fela Kuti, a Nigerian pioneer of Afrobeat music and a thorn in the side of a brutal dictatorship. It got 3.5 stars out of 4.

‘The Trip to Italy’: Sequel takes familiar path, with better visuals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “The Trip to Italy”: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this sequel to their England-based road movie, “The Trip.” This time the scenery is even prettier, and so is the food. It earned three stars out of four.

‘The Congress’: gripping live action, unfocused animation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “The Congress”: After a stunning first half, this expensive-looking puzzle movie loses focus. Robin Wright delivers a brave, eloquent performance as a washed-up Hollywood actress. It received 2.5 stars out of 4.

Movie bargains / outdoor screenings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:16
Places to see discounted movies and outdoor screenings during the week of Aug. 29.

How can nasturtiums be even better? As vines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:01
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris introduces us to the nasturtium vine and warns about the weed called purslane, which is happy growing just about everywhere and loves to foil your efforts to kill it.

Here's how to get your refund if you bought a misleading Windows Store app

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:01
Microsoft this week outlined the steps it's taking to combat the problem of apps in its Windows Store that have misleading names or descriptions.

Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:01
A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.

Seattle Seahawks-Oakland Raiders live game chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:51
We'll get started at 5:30 p.m. from Oakland.

Bertha's rescue pit almost done

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:18
Seattle Tunnel Partners will pour its final concrete pillar next week to complete an access pit along the waterfront, so the front end of stuck Highway 99 tunnel machine Bertha can be extracted and repaired.

Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:16
Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a southwestern Michigan home.

Warm waters send millions of salmon to Canada, not Wash.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:08
Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets.

Fighting, drinking passengers prompt fighter-jet escort, flight's return

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:01
Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

ACLU criticizes WSU ties to Providence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:01
SPOKANE  (AP) — The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University’s Spokane campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services.

Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:01
PORTLAND (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday, while the deputy was to undergo surgery for a head wound. The suspect’s girlfriend was also arrested.

Family pinned to wall by car that crashes into Columbia City shops

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:20
Update at 2:58 p.m.: Candace Versey, whose mother owns the salon that was damaged in the accident, rushed to the building after she couldn’t reach her mother by phone.

Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:20
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday.

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:20
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.