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Donna Tartt's 'Goldfinch' lands movie deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:46
Donna Tartt's wonderfully Dickensian novel "The Goldfinch," winner of last year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has a movie deal in place: Warner Bros. has announced that it has acquired the movie rights to the novel, along with RatPac Entertainment (director/producer Brett Ratner's company). "The Gol

MSNBC coverage of 'The Mikado' and stereotypes on stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:46
If you missed it on Sunday, MSNBC aired a news segment about the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's production of "The Mikado" and the controversy about its use of yellowface, using non-Asian actors to portray all 40 Asian roles.

New Audi offers glimpse of cars' 4G future

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:49
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#techbookbinge: Worrying about teens and tech

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:47
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Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:47
Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to.

Stubborn concrete slows work on Bertha’s repair by a month

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:46
It’s taking longer than expected to dig a hole to fix Highway 99 tunnel-machine Bertha. But managers still expect Bertha to be repaired by March.

Marshawn Lynch still a no-show; Seahawks officially sign 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:45
The Seahawks have officially announced a few roster moves this morning.

New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:48
A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year.

King County Public Health chief stepping down

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:47
Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King  County, has resigned, effective Aug. 11. In a statement, Fleming, 60, said his "personal plans and needs" don't allow him to make the long-term leadership commitment the agency now requires.

Meandering among Britain’s ancient stone circles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:47
Stonehenge is the best known, but the country is dotted with the ancient sacred circles.

Olympic’s teetering Enchanted Valley chalet to be moved from river

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:46
National park will relocate historic structure

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:46
The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:43
Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:31
A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

Flurry of small hatchery coho show up off Sekiu

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:29
The latest catch numbers in the state Fish and Wildlife fish checks show a spike in hatchery coho fishing success although quantity makes up for their small size.

Tuesday Memo: Bellevue prostitution ... Passed out on a flagpole ... Bertha poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:46
Doctor and prostitution ring: No charges have been filed, but the feds are investigating an Eastside anesthesiologist in connection with a large-scale Asian prostitution ring based in Bellevue. This reminds us of the Seattle anesthesiologist who was accused of sexting during surgery. These are docto

For a few euros more, see film theme park in Rome

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:31
Cinecitta World is a new amusement park by a vintage film studio in Rome.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Jones anxious, Shead versatile, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:24
Time for another Top 10 as the Seahawks resume training camp today with a practice that will be telecast live on ESPN beginning at 10:30 a.m. So at the least, set your DVRs.

Changing sea chemistry will hit Alaska communities hard

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:16
Seattle scientists say rising carbon dioxide will alter ocean pH and reduce seafood, affecting areas where people rely on the sea for their food and livelihood.