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Local News

Many in Seattle are taking a stand against rise of micro-apartments
An uprising by residents in several Seattle neighborhoods has prompted a City Council proposal, backed by the mayor, that attempts to strike a balance between developers of micro-apartments, opponents, and the needs of a fast-growing city that is home to many one-person households. Thu, 8/28
Columbia City passers-by rush to help victims after SUV hits businesses
An SUV crashed through a hair salon and Greek deli in Columbia City Thursday, pinning a family of three to a wall and injuring several other people. Thu, 8/28
SPD officers say city ‘playing politics’ with their lives
A group of SPD officers in revolt against new use-of-force policies has ramped up the language of its lawsuit. Thu, 8/28

Warm waters send millions of salmon to Canada, not Wash.
Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye-salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets. Thu, 8/28
Foes of expanded checks on gun buyers to begin TV, radio ads
TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun-sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday. Thu, 8/28
Inslee asks Yakima not to appeal elections order
Gov. Jay Inslee is encouraging the Yakima City Council not to appeal a federal judge’s order to change local elections to comply with the Voting Rights Act. “This is not just about Yakima,” Inslee wrote. Thu, 8/28
Sarah Stuteville
Hearing cries for help from Iraq to Auburn
Some of us may be tempted to look away from the grim news around the world. But as Islamic militants attack innocents in northern Iraq, tuning out isn’t an option for locals with loved ones living amid the violence. Thu, 8/28
Judge orders suspect held in theft of SUV with baby inside
Estevan Lucio Sanchez, 25, was held for investigation of kidnapping and auto theft after he allegedly stole an SUV with a 10-month-old baby inside in West Seattle on Wednesday.  Thu, 8/28
New roundabout aims to make Hwy. 9 safer in growing Marysville
A new $6.7 million, dual-lane roundabout opens Friday to control speeds on Marysville’s Highway 9, one of many fast-growing, fast-driving areas. Thu, 8/28
No charges against detective accused of tipping off former deputy
A King County sheriff’s major-crimes detective accused of tipping off a colleague about a criminal investigation focused on him will not face criminal charges. Thu, 8/28
Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results
Washington’s public-school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but a dramatic jump in the passing rates at Beacon Hill International School in Seattle is now under review. Thu, 8/28
Suit against Fife’s ban on pot challenges state’s marijuana law
A man who wants to open a marijuana business in Fife is challenging the city’s zoning authority and the way the ban was adopted. Thu, 8/28
SPD cops ramp up lawsuit: City ‘playing politics’ with their lives
In a new court filing, the officers allege they have been told by unnamed city, police and union officials that “politics” are blocking their ability to fight federally mandated use-of-force policies. Thu, 8/28
Extreme walking commuter puts feet first
In a city known for terrible traffic, some commuters find relief on their own two feet. Fremont resident Luke Bayler is one such walking commuter. Thu, 8/28

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 03:34 AM
Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:08 AM
Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet
It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia." Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:34 AM
UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark
The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:34 AM
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. Fri, 8/29
Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Fri, 8/29
Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers
The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside. Fri, 8/29

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls
Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. Fri, 8/29
UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. Fri, 8/29
US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq
U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:34 AM
WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other
The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening. Fri, 8/29
FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:13 AM
Southern California gets more waves as storm eases
High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:14 AM
A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea
For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. Fri, 8/29
Chef finds fame — and love — while cooking for the Obamas
In a demonstration of White House chef Sam Kass’ favor, President Obama spent five hours in Kass’ apartment last week, ostensibly celebrating the chef’s last week as a bachelor. This weekend, the first family will attend Kass’ wedding, to Alex Wagner of MSNBC. Thu, 8/28
High-school pals take separate paths to extremism, death
It wasn’t immediately clear how Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar were drawn into radicalism after their initial conversion to the Muslim faith or whether they might have influenced one another along the way. But the two best friends followed similar paths and met the same end. Thu, 8/28
In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, already worse than all other Ebola epidemics combined, is for the first time spreading uncontrollably in a major city. Thu, 8/28
Mystery solved of how rocks move across Death Valley lake
Theories over the decades used to explain the rocks’ movement included sporadic hurricane-force winds when the surface is covered with rainwater, rocks carried across the mud by small rafts of ice — or UFOs. Thu, 8/28
Obama develops response for escalation in Ukraine, Syria
With tensions rising in Europe and the Middle East, President Obama emphasized that a military response would not resolve either situation. Thu, 8/28
U.S.: Islamic State’s brutality attracts some American recruits
As Islamic State has seized large expanses of territory, it has drawn more foreign men to Syria. As a result of the increasing numbers of men, it is also recruiting foreign women as jihadi wives. Thu, 8/28
Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO
The firing of the chief because of a family ownership dispute touched off protests by store employees and a boycott by customers. Thu, 8/28
California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill
State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. Thu, 8/28
Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset
An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said. Thu, 8/28
Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. Thu, 8/28
Judge rules for TV polygamists, strikes down part of Utah ban
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives." Thu, 8/28
Reality TV star charged with child rape
A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Thu, 8/28
Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday. Thu, 8/28
Fighting, drinking passengers prompt fighter-jet escort, flight's return
Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort. Thu, 8/28
Mom won't be charged in school confrontation
Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter. Thu, 8/28
Suspects in New York violinist's death held
Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone. Thu, 8/28
Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man
A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert. Thu, 8/28
John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'
John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. Thu, 8/28
Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area
Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path. Thu, 8/28
EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs
Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. Thu, 8/28
Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza
European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. Thu, 8/28
Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death
A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week. Thu, 8/28
State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury
Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Thu, 8/28
Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president
Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years. Thu, 8/28
2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar
Thousands of villagers stayed in shelters near the disputed region of Kashmir's de facto border Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by their commanders to defuse escalating tensions. Thu, 8/28
Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday. Thu, 8/28
Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy
Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a southwestern Michigan home. Thu, 8/28
One-man empire brings locavore cuisine to Myanmar
In a country where rice is the universal staple, a businessman known as Sharky single-handedly created the beginnings of a food culture in Myanmar that mixes local resources and Western traditions. Thu, 8/28

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Business & Technology

UPDATE - 03:34 AM
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:34 AM
Asia stocks drift, Tokyo steadies after weak data
Asian stock markets drifted Friday following Japanese data showing that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike. European shares were marginally higher even as a report said eurozone inflation slipped. Fri, 8/29

JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time. Fri, 8/29
Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Fri, 8/29
US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q
U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. Fri, 8/29
Deliveries roll as feud ends, beloved CEO returns to supermarket chain
A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of a New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that the beloved former CEO is back in control after buying the entire company. Thu, 8/28
It may not be fall, but it’s already pumpkin-latte season
America’s craving for pumpkin delicacies has become a seasonal ritual that’s only grown in recent years. Thu, 8/28
Phones trump fashions for teens these days
Traditional teen fashion apparel stores have an uphill battle to turn their businesses around as mall traffic drops and teens check their smartphones. Thu, 8/28
Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity
Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits -- or doughnut holes to Americans. Thu, 8/28
Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Thu, 8/28
Car-technology systems failing consumers, study finds
Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to a J.D. Power survey. Thu, 8/28
Cybercriminals take largest toll on financial institutions
Losses from cybercrime exceeded $23 million, on average, at U.S. financial services companies in fiscal 2013 — the highest average for any sector, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. Thu, 8/28
FDIC: Banks neared record profit in 2nd quarter
Lending also was up for the quarter, with loan and lease balances growing 2.3 percent — the fastest growth since 2007. Thu, 8/28
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent
The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week. Thu, 8/28
Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. Thu, 8/28
Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed. Thu, 8/28

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Bud Withers
Washington State can’t finish, loses opener to Rutgers
The Cougars played in fits and starts — the fits chiefly on defense — and fell miserably to Rutgers, 41-38, Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in front of a crowd of 30,927. Fri, 8/29

Larry Stone
WSU football and Connor Halliday: Another season of wild games in store
It doesn’t look like the Washington State blueprint has changed much at all, and you know what that means. Another year of long, wild, crazy games. Another year of Connor Halliday flinging it all over the field, capable of making you pound your fist one play and pump your fist the next. Fri, 8/29
Bryan Walters makes up for fumbled kickoff with late TD reception
Walters leads Seahawks with three receptions and catches 7-yard TD pass from B.J. Daniels. Now he waits to see if he makes roster when final cuts are made Saturday. Fri, 8/29
Seahawks stumble in exhibition finale at Oakland
Oakland rookie Derek Carr throws three touchdown passes as Raiders earn 41-31 victory, the most points the Seahawks have allowed in an exhibition game in Pete Carroll’s tenure. Fri, 8/29
USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Fri, 8/29
On the Air
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Finding Hawaiian gems is just part of Keith Bhonapha’s job
Keith Bhonapha got his first coaching job as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, spending three more years in Honolulu on June Jones’ Hawaii staff. Bhonapha is now in his first season as Washington’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, and one of his priorities in the la Thu, 8/28
Looking at candidates who could help Mariners in September
When rosters expand Monday, look for the M’s to call up players who can help them get to the playoffs and not just gain experience.  Thu, 8/28
CiCi Bellis is eliminated from the U.S. Open
It was only the first week of the U.S. Open, but it was a legitimate event — and one that ended in disappointment for CiCi Bellis, who fell in three sets, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2. Thu, 8/28
Jordan Morris, a Sounders academy product, called up to national team
Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island native and sophomore forward at Stanford University, was called up to the national team Thursday ahead of its Sept. 3 friendly against the Czech Republic. Thu, 8/28
Roger Goodell toughens penalty on domestic violence
In a rare mea culpa, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that he had mishandled the Ray Rice case, in which the Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended for two games after being accused of assaulting his fiancée. Thu, 8/28
NHL in Seattle? Someday, maybe, but nothing new to report now
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Reign’s Kim Little is named league MVP
One day after Reign FC’s Laura Harvey was named the league’s coach of the year, midfielder Kim Little was announced as its Most Valuable Player on Thursday after a vote of journalists, players and team officials. Thu, 8/28
Texas A&M knocks off South Carolina at home
Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job. Thu, 8/28
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
When he’s coming, yell ‘fore’
John Daly, golf’s one-man soap opera has cut a country song called “Hit It Hard” that draws from his Tour roots, crooning “No laying up, no holding back, ain’t afraid of nothing, it’s a natural fact.” Thu, 8/28
Yusmeiro Petit retires major-league record 46 consecutive batters
Giants pitcher surpasses Mark Buehrle’s record of 45 straight in 2009. Thu, 8/28
NFC West previews
A look at the Seahawks’ competition  Thu, 8/28
Seahawks had barely won Super Bowl before they started talking about another
All the Seahawks did last year was win the Super Bowl. Now they’re determined to do it again. History proves, though, that the front office, coaches and players each face problems that make a repeat difficult.  Thu, 8/28
What the Seahawks are saying about this season
 Thu, 8/28
Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. Thu, 8/28
Rainiers blow lead, lose 6-5 to Fresno
The Tacoma Rainiers couldn’t hold a four-run lead in the eighth inning, losing 6-5 to the Fresno Grizzlies. Thu, 8/28
Rutgers runs all over Cougars
Paul James rushes for 173 yards, three touchdowns to overcome Connor Halliday’s big night. Thu, 8/28
Tony Stewart will race this week
Tony Stewart will end three weeks of seclusion and return to NASCAR racing this weekend in Atlanta, his first public appearance since his car struck and killed a fellow driver at a dirt-track race Aug. 9, Stewart’s team said Thursday. Thu, 8/28
Washington State can’t finish, loses to Rutgers
Washington State took a meager gathering of fans on a thrill ride at CenturyLink Field Thursday night, and ultimately, it ended disastrously for the Cougars, who lost their 2014 season football opener to Rutgers, 41-38. Thu, 8/28

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UPDATE - 03:18 AM
Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City
Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Fri, 8/29
UPDATE - 03:13 AM
Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France
The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Fri, 8/29
Movie review
‘Finding Fela!’: a compelling look at Nigerian singer, activist
A movie review of “Finding Fela!”: Alex Gibney’s latest documentary is a compelling look at the late Fela Kuti, a Nigerian pioneer of Afrobeat music and a thorn in the side of a brutal dictatorship. It got 3.5 stars out of 4. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘The Congress’: gripping live action, unfocused animation
A movie review of “The Congress”: After a stunning first half, this expensive-looking puzzle movie loses focus. Robin Wright delivers a brave, eloquent performance as a washed-up Hollywood actress. It received 2.5 stars out of 4. Thu, 8/28
TV Picks for Friday, Aug. 29: ‘Please Like Me,’ ‘Masters of Illusion’ and George Strait’s final concert in Dallas
 Thu, 8/28
Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘As Above, So Below’: a few catacomb scares come to light
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Movie review
‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’: Chilly villain makes epic sizzle
A movie review of “Kundo: Age of the Rampant”: This visually elegant epic is a kind of Korean cross between “Robin Hood” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and features a bad guy who ranks right up there with the likes of Darth Vader. It got 3.5 stars out of 4. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘Road to Ninja’ leads to love, action in alternate anime world
A movie review of “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie”: This anime actioner has a poignant core as its orphan teen hero is magically reunited with the parents whom he misses terribly. It received three stars out of four. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘Song of the New Earth’ keeps mystical tone in check
A movie review of “Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound”: Filmed partly on Orcas Island, this film is a portrait of the musician and Jungian seeker who thinks we’re in “a dark night of the soul right now.” It got three stars out of four. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘The Trip to Italy’: Sequel takes familiar path, with better visuals
A movie review of “The Trip to Italy”: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this sequel to their England-based road movie, “The Trip.” This time the scenery is even prettier, and so is the food. It earned three stars out of four. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘A Five Star Life’: Hotel tale could benefit from an upgrade
A movie review of “A Five Star Life,” an Italian romantic dramedy about the life of a hotel critic, nicely played by Margherita Buy. It received two stars out of four. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘Expedition to the End of the World’ plies waters of future
A review of “Expedition to the End of the World,” Daniel Dencik’s playful but ominously open-ended documentary about a motley crew of scientists and artists sailing to Greenland on a schooner. Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘Frank’: Offbeat film about band, its ‘head’ strikes right chord
A movie review of “Frank,” about a rock ’n’ roll dreamer (Domhnall Gleeson) who finds himself recruited into a band led by a man in a cardigan and a large papier-mâché head (Michael Fassbender).  Thu, 8/28
Movie review
‘Moebius’: a twisted, grotesque comedy
A movie review of “Moebius,” a Korean film that’s part grotesque comedy, part soft-core-fetish curiosity. Thu, 8/28
Movie bargains / outdoor screenings
Places to see discounted movies and outdoor screenings during the week of Aug. 29. Thu, 8/28
Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke
BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park." Thu, 8/28

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NEW - 12:00 AM
PNW Magazine
So ends another summer scramble to keep kids busy
Take a minute to exhale. Then rest up, because soon — too soon — you’ll be planning for next summer knowing that what worked this summer might not work the next. Fri, 8/29
How can nasturtiums be even better? As vines
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris introduces us to the nasturtium vine and warns about the weed called purslane, which is happy growing just about everywhere and loves to foil your efforts to kill it. Thu, 8/28
Make the expected — and unexpected — with lentils
Recipes for chocolate lentil molten cake; yellow and red lentils with melon, cucumber and feta; chilled red lentil ginger lime soup; green lentil, beet and red onion salad with goat cheese; and Moorish lentil salad. Thu, 8/28
NEW - 06:15 AM
Dear Carolyn
Reader views on bullying, dating someone with a child
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax’s readers offer their views while she is away. Thu, 8/28
Recipe: Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Slaw
Shrimp tacos get a spicy boost from a marinade that includes chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Thu, 8/28
Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho
Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. Thu, 8/28

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Travel & Outdoors

Desperately seeking airport electrical outlets
Travelers laden with mobile devices prowl concourses in search of power to charge their phones Thu, 8/28

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Editorial: Seattle needs to help Nickelsville instead of sticking it to Little Saigon
Seattle city leaders must help Nickelsville residents find shelter and permanent housing.  Thu, 8/28
Editorial: Expand Seattle police outreach to more communities of color
Pre-emptive talks between Seattle Police and black city leaders would be even more effective if they were conducted with more communities of color. Thu, 8/28
Guest: The threats to press freedom, from Ferguson to Iraq
The complexities of exercising freedom of the speech are now center stage with attempts to intimidate and silence journalists in Ferguson, Mo., Egypt and Iraq, writes guest columnist David A. Steinberg. Thu, 8/28
Tackling the tech industry’s appalling lack of worker diversity
After years of deflecting attention from the issue, tech companies are finally spilling about the lack of diversity in their workplaces, writes syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell. Thu, 8/28

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