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Photos of the Day: Aug. 27, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:04
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:50
AMSTERDAM — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members of Dutch art movement De Stijl. The exhibition, which […]

Greta Gerwig brings screwball charm to ‘Mistress America’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:49
A review of Noah Baumbach’s “Mistress America,” starring Greta Gerwig as a young Manhattanite on the move. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

Scientists squabble while Africa’s only penguins perish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:48
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent’s only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction. As shoals of anchovies and sardines have migrated south into cooler waters, the population of African Penguins […]

Breaking down UW’s projected depth chart on offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:47
Is running back Dwayne Washington ready for a breakout season?

Hezbollah, Syria rebels agree to cease-fire in border town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:42
BEIRUT — A new 48-hour cease-fire went into effect Thursday between Lebanese Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian government forces and insurgents in a Syrian border town and two Shiite villages. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said the Shiite group’s fighters and Syrian forces have besieged the rebels in the town of Zabadani, near the border with Lebanon, […]

Jurors hear closing arguments in prep school rape trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:39
A lawyer for a New Hampshire prep-school graduate charged with raping a freshman assailed the accuser's credibility.

Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter […]

Shooting investigation blocks SB I-5 exit to Hwy 518; take alternate to airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:18
The State Patrol is investigating a shooting that happened a little before 8 a.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 5 near the exit to Highway 518.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch reaches settlement on fine for not talking to media, will be expected to comply with NFL media rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
The NFL and Marshawn Lynch have reached a settlement of a fine for not talking to the media following the NFC Championship game and the league expects Lynch to comply with media access rules this season.

US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:34
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Investors were encouraged by a surge in the Chinese stock market as the nation’s main index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. In the U.S., a report showed that the […]

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:33
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina as protesters prepared to march for his resignation and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.” The government comptrollers’ office also issued a statement saying Perez Molina, whose government has been shaken […]

List limits booze sales for Illinois city’s habitual drunks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:32
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The police department in Illinois’ second largest city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication. Aurora Police Department Sgt. Tom McNamara says the list will have “certain clientele” whom police and fire departments see regularly. The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports ( ) that includes people whom […]

Children’s Museum of Manhattan features NYC’s sights, sounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:31
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City. Young visitors will play-act parallel parking, driving a taxi and writing a parking ticket inside an interactive 3,000-square-foot gallery. They can pretend to be a construction worker by moving […]

Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:26
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk’s office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith […]

Jimmy Carter’s church adjusts to demand for Sunday school lessons

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:25
PLAINS, Ga.  — Members of a small Baptist church in southwest Georgia where former President Jimmy Carter frequently teaches Sunday school lessons are capping the number of people who can attend. Church representatives said in a statement that starting this Sunday, seats win the church will be limited to 400 people. Carter’s recent disclosure that […]

Woman to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:23
AURORA, Colo. — An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won’t survive, but she’s hopeful the other can be saved. Amber McCullough, of Hastings, Minnesota, was scheduled to have a cesarean section to deliver twin girls at the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital […]

Bolt gets a whack from a cameraman after winning gold in 200

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:22
BEIJING (AP) — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships, a cameraman on a two-wheel vehicle banged into Bolt from behind. Suddenly, the Olympic champion was down on his back, flipping […]

‘Fire hazard’ home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:20
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed. The (Somerset) Daily American ( ) reports that Bradley and Penny Mason bought the house in Meyersdale intending […]

Ukraine reaches debt-relief deal with creditors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 22:20
MOSCOW  — The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write […]