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How to make a stop-motion love story: filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson on ‘Anomalisa’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:53

An interview with filmmaker Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich”) and co-director Duke Johnson about the making of their strange, stop-motion love story “Anomalisa.”

Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test screenings for Oscar-contender “The Revenant” before […]

Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test screenings for Oscar-contender “The Revenant” before […]

Ex-UW Huskies Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith create unique dynamic with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

Says Seahawks receivers coach Dave Canales: “They are like brothers, because they have spent so many years together. So it makes it really fun.’’

Ex-UW Huskies Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith create unique dynamic with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

Says Seahawks receivers coach Dave Canales: “They are like brothers, because they have spent so many years together. So it makes it really fun.’’

Court: Blind student’s lawsuit against university is settled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind student who accused Ohio’s Miami University of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. U.S. District Court records show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and the university reached a settlement following mediation Friday but it’s subject to “modest continuing negotiations.” Attorneys […]

Court: Blind student’s lawsuit against university is settled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind student who accused Ohio’s Miami University of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. U.S. District Court records show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and the university reached a settlement following mediation Friday but it’s subject to “modest continuing negotiations.” Attorneys […]

Transgender restrooms: Create safe places for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:30

The debate about the “new state regulation guaranteeing transgender people having access to restrooms and locker rooms according to their identity” should not even be happening [“States rules for transgender restroom access set of debate,” Local News, Jan. 11]. The reality is that transgender people need a safe place to use the restroom and locker […]

Transgender restrooms: Create safe places for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:30

The debate about the “new state regulation guaranteeing transgender people having access to restrooms and locker rooms according to their identity” should not even be happening [“States rules for transgender restroom access set of debate,” Local News, Jan. 11]. The reality is that transgender people need a safe place to use the restroom and locker […]

Kennedy Catholic hires Sheldon Cross as its new football coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:26

Kennedy Catholic hired Sheldon Cross as its new football coach, the school announced on Friday.

Kennedy Catholic hires Sheldon Cross as its new football coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:26

Kennedy Catholic hired Sheldon Cross as its new football coach, the school announced on Friday.

E-Cigarette in luggage blamed for smoke, emergency landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:20

Hawaiian Airlines says an e-cigarette illegally put in a checked bag may have caused smoke and an emergency landing. The cargo-smoke indicator in the cockpit lit up during a flight from Honolulu to Maui on Tuesday, an airline spokesman said Friday. Alex Da Silva said the captain turned on the plane’s fire-suppression system, declared an […]

E-Cigarette in luggage blamed for smoke, emergency landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:20

Hawaiian Airlines says an e-cigarette illegally put in a checked bag may have caused smoke and an emergency landing. The cargo-smoke indicator in the cockpit lit up during a flight from Honolulu to Maui on Tuesday, an airline spokesman said Friday. Alex Da Silva said the captain turned on the plane’s fire-suppression system, declared an […]

Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:18

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to bar voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in local and state elections, a judge ruled Friday. The summary judgment in Shawnee County District Court came in a lawsuit in which two Kansas voters challenged the […]

Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:18

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to bar voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in local and state elections, a judge ruled Friday. The summary judgment in Shawnee County District Court came in a lawsuit in which two Kansas voters challenged the […]

Regions Bank announces 260 layoffs in first quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Bank officials say the company is planning to eliminate 260 positions in the first quarter of 2016. Officials said in a statement Friday that the move is “part of an effort to improve efficiency and restructure the company’s expense base.” Company officials say the bank will continue examining its business […]

Regions Bank announces 260 layoffs in first quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Bank officials say the company is planning to eliminate 260 positions in the first quarter of 2016. Officials said in a statement Friday that the move is “part of an effort to improve efficiency and restructure the company’s expense base.” Company officials say the bank will continue examining its business […]

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev loses bid for new trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:05

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order issued Friday by Judge George O’Toole Jr. is seen as largely symbolic because Tsarnaev is in […]

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev loses bid for new trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:05

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order issued Friday by Judge George O’Toole Jr. is seen as largely symbolic because Tsarnaev is in […]

Phoenix bus drivers’ union accepts new deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:01

PHOENIX (AP) — A bus drivers’ union approved a new agreement with a transit company Friday, bringing an end to a weeklong strike that shut down bus routes in Phoenix. Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 accepted the deal and all drivers will return to work Saturday, city officials said. The contract was voted […]