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08/18/2018   Seattle Times Living

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is reopening a scenic road to a North Rim vista that was closed Aug. 4 because of a lightning-caused wildfire. Park officials said the Cape Royal road would be reopened Saturday evening along with some of the trails that also were closed. Officials say […]
08/18/2018   Seattle Times Living

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities say two paragliders have died in central Macedonia when their parachutes collided in the air. Police said in a statement Saturday that the accident occurred mid-day Friday near the central town of Krusevo. They say a 56-year-old Ukrainian citizen, identified only by his initials as I.V., was killed at […]
08/18/2018   Seattle Times Living

Girlfriend finds party planning isn’t her boyfriend’s forte.
08/18/2018   Seattle Times Living

LONDON (AP) — The Welsh mountain Fan y Big has had a comedown. It has been downgraded to a hill. At 2,351 feet (717 meters), the peak in the Brecon Beacons range is tall enough to be classed as a mountain. But new satellite measurements reveal that the drop between it and the next peak […]
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

In the dog days of summer, what’s a dog owner to do?
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Animal rights lawyers contend that the horse, named Justice, should be a legal plaintiff.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

A little more than a year after moving into the White House, Melania Trump remains an intensely private first lady. Unlike other modern presidential spouses, friends say she has insulated herself from the chaos and leaks of the White House by directing the East Wing to operate independently from the West Wing.
08/17/2018   Reuters: Life
An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

For new Seattle Times social-justice columnist Tyrone Beason, history — his own and that of the community that shaped him — serves as the foundation for his views on the issues we face today.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies […]
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Placer County Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones rejected Sierra Watch’s claims this week that the expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley would violate the […]
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

LONDON (AP) — Authorities say a man dressed as Tinkerbell has been removed from a plane at London’s Stansted Airport for disruptive behavior. Passengers described how police arrived and escorted two men, including one wearing a green dress and fairy wings, off the Ryanair flight to Krakow, Poland before takeoff. Essex Police said officers were […]
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Though they’re still being researched, liquid biopsies represent a promising development in cancer care.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Miss America Cara Mund said she's been left out of interviews, not invited to meetings and called the wrong name.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

No one could drop a fur like Aretha Franklin. When she was performing, she didn’t slither out of her mink or her chinchilla as though she was doing a flirtatious little striptease for her audience’s pleasure. Instead, she discarded her fur coats as though she was shedding bothersome earthly shackles in order to commune directly […]
08/17/2018   Reuters: Life
Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage to […]
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Extreme weather doesn't have to destroy your vacation. Here's how to make the most of your trip regardless of what Mother Nature has in store.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Compact and modern, her inspired View Ridge garden emphasizes outdoor living.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

Mortgage-broker-turned-winemaker Bart Fawbush has earned a reputation for working with out-of-the-mainstream grape varieties.
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

With demonstration gardens, special events, plant sales and free public workshops, these trained volunteers are gurus you can use.
08/17/2018   Reuters: Life
Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbor's plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its...
08/17/2018   Seattle Times Living

CAIRO (AP) — For thousands of years beneath Egypt’s desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it’s “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found.” Archaeologists came across the finding while cleaning the sands around a 19th dynasty tomb at the vast Saqqara necropolis of […]
08/16/2018   Reuters: Life
An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first U.S. President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at auction on Thursday, with the net proceeds going to charity, the auction house said.
08/16/2018   Reuters: Life
Belgian flower growers bested the summer's blistering heat to lay out 500,000 blossoms on the central square of Brussels, in this year's edition of the world famous flower carpet.
08/16/2018   Reuters: Life
With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.
08/15/2018   Reuters: Life
Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a...
08/15/2018   Reuters: Life
Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years,...
08/14/2018   Reuters: Life
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.
08/14/2018   Reuters: Life
Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most...
08/13/2018   Reuters: Life
Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.
08/13/2018   Reuters: Life
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08/13/2018   Reuters: Life
Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.
08/13/2018   Reuters: Life
Once upon a time in central Greece ... a small town fell in love with famed film composer Ennio Morricone and painted a huge mural in his honor.
08/13/2018   Reuters: Life
Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.
08/10/2018   Reuters: Life
Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels' Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros ($115.88 million) worth of renovations over the next 12 years, restoring one of the Belgian...
08/09/2018   Reuters: Life
At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.
08/09/2018   Reuters: Life
Thirsty city slickers are pitching in to help farmers in Australia's parched interior by eating a pub delicacy called a "parma," with some of the proceeds marked for drought relief.
08/08/2018   Reuters: Life
A stray cat that wandered into a London cathedral a decade ago has been immortalized in the building's stone renovations, the first addition in 200 years.
08/08/2018   Reuters: Life
Pastis the pot-bellied pig likes nothing better than snuggling down for the night with the ponies at his retirement home, but also enjoys playing with the elderly cats.