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What’s new on Broadway: 5 shows reviewed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:15
Quick takes on theater productions of “An American in Paris,” “Something Rotten!,” “The King and I” and more.

Young widower tired of being female friends’ shoulder to cry on

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:15
Make it clear your friends have the power to do something about bad relationships, advice columnist Carolyn Hax says

Family of man shot by terror investigators shocked by claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:14
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man shot to death by terrorism investigators showed no signs of radicalization, and his family was completely shocked by allegations that he planned to kill police officers, the family’s attorney said. Ronald Sullivan, a Harvard Law professor, said Usaama Rahim’s family considered him “an energetic young man trying to make […]

China ship righted to speed up search for hundreds missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:13
JIANLI, China (AP) — The banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from gray waters of the Yangtze River on Friday as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people still missing. So far, 103 bodies have been found. The focus shifted from finding survivors to retrieving bodies trapped […]

Buffett lunch auction may break record when it ends Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:13
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett is already near $1.6 million, and that is likely to grow before the auction wraps up Friday evening. The Glide Foundation, which uses the auction proceeds to help the poor and homeless in San Francisco, hopes the bidding will reach record levels. […]

Sister: Brother was sexually abused by ex-Speaker Hastert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her last month about her allegations that her brother was sexually abused while in high school by Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who would become speaker of the House. Hastert was charged last week in a federal indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 […]

In struggling city, a piano brings calm, a player at a time

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:10
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — With his plastic bag of clothes resting by the bench, Bruce Chorzelewski is sitting down at an upright piano in front of City Hall and improvising a tune. It’s the first chance he’s had to play a piano since last fall, when he was in a mental health center. The instrument […]

June 5 TV Picks: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ on The CW

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:07
Also airing Friday, June 5, 2015: “Cold Justice” on TNT and “Mysteries at the Museum” on Travel.

New brain study sheds light on how best to teach reading

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:03
Sounding out new words appears to spark more efficient reading circuits in the brain than memorizing them.

‘Ancient Places’: people and landscapes of the Pacific NW

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 19:03
Jack Nisbet’s new essay collection, “Ancient Places,” showcases the breadth and depth of his knowledge of the Pacific Northwest. Nisbet will read June 9 at the Seattle Public Library and June 13 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Good news, bad news on supply and demand for tech workers here

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:05
Washington state employs the highest percentage of STEM workers per capita yet ranks toward the bottom in terms of graduating students with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, according to a study from the Technology Alliance.

Search on for overdue hiker near Leavenworth, Wash.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:41
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A Chelan County sheriff’s spokesman says searchers have been looking along the Icicle River near Leavenworth, Washington, for a 46-year-old woman overdue on a day hike with her dog. Emergency management specialist Rich Magnussen says the sheriff’s helicopter spotted what is believed to be a body in the water on Thursday afternoon. […]

Money laundering investigation stymied by China, Italy says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:11
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — As Italy’s economy was heading off a cliff, police couldn’t help but notice that the country’s Chinese communities were booming. Luxury cars rolled past Chinese betting parlors and garment factories. Chinese immigrants were buying up Italian coffee bars and real estate. Their prosperity, however, was not reflected in local tax records. […]

Golden State takes Game 1 of NBA Finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:08
The Warriors nearly pitched a shutout in overtime, staging a memorable defensive stand that enabled them to win 108-100 on Thursday.

‘The Mafia Kills Only in Summer’: a tepid crime comedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:05
A movie review of “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer”: Pierfrancesco Diliberto plays a virginal klutz whose lifelong brushes with mob misbehavior parallel his ceaseless yearning for the beautiful Flora (Cristiana Capotondi) in this crime comedy.

‘The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq’ blurs fiction, reality

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:05
A movie review of “The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq”: This divertingly eccentric, often comically absurd movie is about a novelist (played by Michel Houellebecq) who finds something like happiness after being abducted.

Mariners are punchless in 2-1 loss, their sixth straight

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:59
It seemed all too familiar, and that’s the problem. The Mariners got another perfectly good outing from a starting pitcher, but wasted it because their offense couldn’t cash in. Roenis Elias pitched eight innings and gave up two runs, but he still picked up the loss in the Mariners’ 2-1 loss on Thursday to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mariners hope to gain a spark from Mark Trumbo trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:55
Jack Zduriencik may well have to do some more repair work to fix the leaks that have cropped up. And then cross his fingers that all their underachieving and injured pieces straighten it out. It’s a tenuous blueprint. But at this point, it’s all the Mariners have.

Tacoma hands New Orleans 6-1 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:54
Shawn O’ Malley hits two-run homer in four-run sixth inning.

Marshawn Lynch spotted at NBA Finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:50
Marshawn Lynch has flown under the radar for most of the offseason, and has been a notable — albeit expected — no-show at Seahawks OTAs to this point. But that didn’t stop ‘Beast Mode’ from soaking in a little NBA hoops action. Lynch was spotted in the stands of Oracle Arena on Thursday, as he […]