Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the ’40s and ’50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir “While the City Sleeps,” died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer. Her publicist, Judith Goffin, […]

Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films

BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest “Fast Furious” film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it’s an action flick and it’s a sequel. “Do I shy away from aiming high? No, I don’t,” said the 47-year-old actor, who has […]

Indie horror movie ‘It Follows’ gets wide theater release

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after opening in just four theaters, the indie horror movie “It Follows” is getting a wide release this weekend. The film has been getting positive reviews for its originality, paranoia-inducing scenes and lack of a typical villain. “The movie starts out with my character, Jay, and her boyfriend having […]

Starbucks’ ‘Race Together’ latest in string of U.S. corporate goofs

NEW YORK (AP) – It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write “Race Together” on customers’ cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints […]

Lawyer for Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend makes final appeal

ROME (AP) – Lawyers for Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend urged Italy’s top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair’s murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, saying in a final appeal there were errors of “colossal proportions” in the guilty verdicts. Attorney Giulia Bongiorno dissected the 2014 Florence appeals court decision to show what […]

Prosecutors: Plane crash co-pilot apparently hid illness

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) – Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said. The evidence came from searches of Lubitz’s homes in two German […]

Mayor Murray Sets Affordable Housing Goal of 20,000 Units in Next 10 Years

1. Mayor Ed Murray is attempting to repeat last year’s success when he jump-started the $15 minimum wage talks by inserting himself into the process and demanding a deal. “A marker will be put down to help anchor the discussion going forward,” one insider told Fizz. To date the members of his housing affordability task […]

PubliCalendar: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Medical Marijuana

For Today Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Medical Marijuana From medicinal to legal weed, pot talk has been circulating in Seattle for quite some time now. But have you ever asked yourself if medical marijuana is something you could benefit from? Thursday’s panel has the answers. Learn how it helps cancer patients, folks […]

Campaign Kickoffs and Affordable Housing

Friday LIKES DISLIKES 1. Incumbent city council members Jean Godden and Tim Burgess, who held their campaign kickoffs last night (at the Magnuson Park Mountaineers Program Center on Sand Point Way and the Elysian downtown respectively) LIKE that mayor Ed Murray showed up to do the introductions. (Murray gave an all-in endorsement of Godden.) There […]

T.J. McConnell fuels late run that lifts Arizona past Xavier, 68-60, and to West Regional final

LOS ANGELES — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and an Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open three-pointer. The senior’s shot split the net in the waning minutes of Arizona’s 68-60 victory as he put the Wildcats on the brink of the Final Four. “He has […]