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08/21/2019   Reuters: Life
Connie West, co-owner of an alien-themed motel in the tiny U.S. desert outpost of Rachel, Nevada, believes they are coming no matter what. Not aliens, but alien hunters.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Protests that began in Hong Kong in June over a bill that would allow extraditions to China have spawned near-daily events that have focused global attention on the city and its relationship with Beijing. The world watched as protesters clogged the airport, forcing authorities to cancel flights. The civil disobedience could affect U.S.-China trade-war negotiations, […]
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

"Kombucha La Croix mumblecore, freegan bitters, locavore …" Inspired to escalate a joke in a Reddit thread, Seattle musician Tom Jones created a parody of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" using modern hipster words.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

You may have heard that body mass index is a questionable metric of health. Waist measurement might be more useful. Why aren't more doctors paying attention?
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

There is no set ‘recipe’ for a LIIT, only a method: Mix a lot.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Dreamy curry, crispy chicken skewers and refreshing Thai iced tea to wash it all down make Sweet Rice in Auburn worth a trip.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Meredythe Glass, 98, was 18 when she got her first job as an extra in one of the greatest movies in American history: "The Wizard of Oz," which is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

RANT to people who sit [using] their cellphones in their cars with the engine on. It seems like not many folks care about the environment anymore. RAVE to the city of Kirkland and their taxpayers for developing and maintaining the 21.51-acre Everest Park. This park provides excellent baseball diamonds, tennis courts, three new pickleball courts […]
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Driving along back roads near Chesaw, Seattle Times reader Mark Hovland came upon a fascinating sight: an old building in a field of flowers.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Malta gained its independence in 1964 but retains its British flavor, with English-style pubs and food, statues of queens, driving on the left, and even red phone booths.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

A reader reports that the mixture soothed a wasp sting. Plus: A morning drink containing turmeric may soothe aches and pains.
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

Dear Carolyn Hi, Carolyn: My fiancé and I have had to exclude children from our wedding guest list. Our guests have 60 children among them, and our reception venue has a capacity of 150, not to mention what the kids add in price per head for the reception. This went over fine with everyone, of […]
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

BERLIN — A German city that’s been the subject of a long-running online lighthearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they’ll give 1 million euros to the person who delivers solid proof of its nonexistence. They said there are “no […]
08/21/2019   Seattle Times Living

INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she’ll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says she was […]
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly called off a trip to Denmark, announcing in a tweet that he was postponing the visit because the country’s leader was not interested in selling him Greenland. The move comes two days after Trump told reporters that owning Greenland, a self-governing country that is part of the kingdom of […]
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

NEWARK, N.J. — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said in a release that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring around its neck was forgotten by a traveler Monday night. The girl […]
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in “good health” and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on the Big […]
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

Months of protests in Hong Kong have made traveling to the city a potentially dicey proposition for visitors. Since June, repeated demonstrations have filled its streets, including marches estimated at a million or more people and a sit-in that shut down the airport. They were initially triggered by an extradition bill and later expanded to […]
08/20/2019   Reuters: Life
In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political...
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

ROME (AP) — A French couple faces up to six years in jail for taking around 40 kg (88.1lbs) of white sand from a beach on the Italian island of Sardinia. Italian finance police said Tuesday they discovered the sand from a Chia beach stashed in 14 plastic bottles in the couple’s SUV during a […]
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

Our new Taste writer, Jill Lightner, pairs with a young friend to bake desserts on their summer vacations.
08/20/2019   Seattle Times Living

To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving us a gift: Free admission.
08/19/2019   Reuters: Life
Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semi-circles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glowsticks.
08/16/2019   Reuters: Life
Tamas Irsai was a teenager when he last sang in the choir in Budapest's Rumbach synagogue during World War Two, before most Hungarian Jews were deported to death camps.
08/15/2019   Reuters: Life
Oliver Fagalilo takes a labored breath and tenses his body before a sharp steel comb, dipped in ink, drives into his skin.
08/14/2019   Reuters: Life
A 60-metre tall semi-circle of steel cast to look from a distance like a towering but incomplete ring, is set to surprise drivers taking a scenic tour in the south of Belgium to France or Luxembourg.
08/14/2019   Reuters: Life
A Spanish businessman has bought a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese military brothels which was removed from an exhibition in Japan after organizers received threats over the piece.
08/13/2019   Reuters: Life
Michael Wadleigh never played a note and is not a household name, but he may be the person most responsible for securing Woodstock's place in history as the epitome of Sixties counterculture.
08/12/2019   Reuters: Life
Fifty years ago, Nick and Bobbi Ercoline were just another young couple camped out at the Woodstock festival.
08/09/2019   Reuters: Life
When Bishop Herbert started building a new cathedral in the English city of Norwich in 1096, it was unlikely he ever envisaged it would play host to a 50-foot helter skelter.
08/09/2019   Reuters: Life
For decades the Equestrian and Racing Club has given upper-crust Sudanese the chance to learn horse riding and watch horse racing in a shady compound set apart from the surrounding urban bustle of...
08/09/2019   Reuters: Life
You can walk up and down Rome's famed Spanish Steps all you want but don't try sitting down to take in the moment any more because police will shoo you away with a whistle and threaten you with a...
08/08/2019   Reuters: Life
Three chaotic days of peace, music, mud and free love helped immortalize the 1969 Woodstock festival as the touchstone of Sixties counterculture.
08/08/2019   Reuters: Life
A new narrow footbridge spanning a near 60-metre gorge will open this weekend, restoring a lost crossing to Tintagel castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, on the windswept coast of southwest...
08/08/2019   Reuters: Life
A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday as the city's annual balloon festival began.
08/07/2019   Reuters: Life
Israel's national library said on Wednesday it received the last part of a collection of Franz Kafka's writings that it planned to put online, after winning an ownership battle for part of the...
08/07/2019   Reuters: Life
Eid Al Salwaawi, 69, paints murals of the rituals of the haj pilgrimage on the walls of a house in Cairo's Sayeda Zainab neighborhood.
08/06/2019   Reuters: Life
The last time Samuel Botros stepped into the Lebanese monastery of Saint Anthony of Qozhaya was in 1978. He was 24, newly married, and the country was in the grip of an all-out war. Like many of his...
08/02/2019   Reuters: Life
Royal-loving readers queued up on Friday to buy the new edition of the British Vogue magazine which was guest edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain's Prince Harry.
08/01/2019   Reuters: Life
The world's biggest celebration of the performing arts begins on Friday in Edinburgh, with its most international line-up yet grappling with issues every bit as weighty as those that set the tone for...