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March Madness? More like maddening nonstop TV breaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:01
The TV breaks during the NCAA tourney are stretched to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, a good half-minute longer than the regular season. And that doesn’t include the 20-minute halftimes — five minutes longer than usual.

HBO plans major expansion of Seattle office

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:46
The premium cable network has inked a lease for 112,000 square feet at Hill7, about four times its current office space in Metropolitan Park North.

New passport app to help speed travelers through Sea-Tac

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:39
The Mobile Passport Control app, introduced Thursday at Sea-Tac Airport, will help international travelers navigate through Customs and Border Protection checks more quickly.

How West Coast mogul Geffen became a major NYC philanthopist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:16
Some ask whether David Geffen’s gift for Avery Fisher Hall is large enough to warrant the renaming of the building, and concerns linger about whether Lincoln Center’s promise to never remove Geffen’s name from the building was shortsighted.

Man who stabbed ex-wife 72 times pleads guilty to murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:15
A man who stabbed his ex-wife 72 times in her Bellevue home in 2013 while their son was at school has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The Sonics’ garage rock still ferocious, 50 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:01
The members of the legendary Northwest “garage rock” band the Sonics thought their careers were over after the 1960s, but they now have a legacy career. They are celebrating the release of a new album Thursday, April 2.

5 things you should know about Young Thug

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:01
Young Thug may already have supplanted Lil Wayne as the most important rapper out there. He plays Showbox SoDo Tuesday, March 31.

Shopping with a strong dollar in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:53
As dollar approaches best exchange rate with euro in a decade, it may be time for a European trip and shopping spree

Elusive figure in federal probe has long history with state auditor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:46
Amid an ongoing federal criminal investigation into State Auditor Troy Kelley and his prior business dealings, Jason Jerue has emerged as a central figure. And he’s hard to find.

Record number of U.S. air travelers in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:31
47 million passengers flew last year, up 2.5 percent from prior record. Atlanta was busiest airport in U.S.

Crash again raises issue of real-time flight monitoring

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:31
Cost is a factor in limiting the streaming of flight data, the Germanwings crash highlights the limits of existing technology.

Eat, sing and play in New York’s Koreatown

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:16
Business travelers can enjoy an evening along Manhattan’s “Korea Way.”

‘Get Hard’: Prison comedy is a 100-minute sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:16
A movie review of “Get Hard”: This politically incorrect romp, about a man preparing for prison, only rarely romps, but it has its moments. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

Teatro ZinZanni ignites a ‘Hot Spot’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:01
A brief review of Teatro ZinZanni’s spring show near Seattle Center.

Blaine Harden’s story of the tyrant and the fighter pilot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:37
Blaine Harden’s book “The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot” interweaves two stories: that of North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung and No Kum Sok, a Korean fighter pilot who stole a jet and flew it to freedom. Harden discusses his book Friday, March 27, at Town Hall Seattle.

‘Home’: a close encounter with colorful aliens

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:16
A movie review of “Home”: This animated feature, about purple aliens invading Earth, works moderately well thanks largely to the voice talents of Jim Parsons and Steve Martin. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Microsoft to require vendors give contract workers benefits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:01
In what a top Microsoft exec says is a step that is “good for the people and good for business,” companies that provide contract workers to the software giant will have to provide 15 days of paid leave each year to those employees.

For Erik Larson, the Lusitania’s passengers are as alive as ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:47
In his new book, “Dead Wake,” the author tells the story of the fateful torpedoing that led to the U.S. entering World War I.

The great Beanie Baby bubble, and how and why it burst

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:31
Zac Bissonnette’s book “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” tells the true story of a line of coveted plush toys that were among the most popular collectibles in America — until they weren’t.