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01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

PHOENIX (AP) — A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests. The lawsuit by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said Motel […]
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

Here’s what to expect at the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, in the scenic Alps and more.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

The new report wrestles with potential benefits and harms of the vapor-emitting devices which have been sold in the U.S. for more than a decade. But their effects may not be known for decades.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — From the beaches of France where “Dunkirk” took place to a historic Toronto theater where “Shape of Water” was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in this year’s Oscar-nominated movies. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME For the Italy depicted in “Call Me By Your Name,” head to […]
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

Hsiao-Ching Chou writes in her new book, ‘Chinese Soul Food,’ that the key is to focus more on the ingredients at hand than on recipes or menus.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

Engaged couple could really benefit from Friendship Summer School, writes Carolyn Hax.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about TV coverage of deputy’s funeral, rant about government shutdown.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

This year, columnist Nicole Brodeur sat out the second annual Women’s March on Seattle with one of the organizers of its first iteration. Instead of marching, they discussed what people can do to create real change.
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans’ 300th anniversary. It’s also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New Orleans Opera’s 75th. “Tabasco: a Burlesque Opera” had been stuck in an attic for more […]
01/23/2018   Seattle Times Living

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have identified a South Korean woman as the final victim in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four tourists. In a Tuesday statement, police say the woman was born in 1997. No other details were given. One other South Korean died in the blaze that broke […]
01/23/2018   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - Eastern cougars that once prowled North America from Michigan to South Carolina were officially declared extinct and removed from the U.S. endangered species list on Monday, eight decades...
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas airport officials say the number of passengers using McCarran International Airport soared to a new record in 2017, with 48.5 million people coming and going. That topped the annual high total of nearly 48 million set in 2007, and continues a steady seven-year climb. Data released Monday by the […]
01/22/2018   Reuters: Life
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is starting a special investigation campaign into online video games to root out those with "low taste", the official Xinhua news agency reported.
01/22/2018   Reuters: Life
AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting...
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

The abortion pill mifepristone (also known as RU-486 and Mifeprex) got off to a slow start after FDA approval in 2000. But with 31 percent of American abortion patients choosing pill-induced abortion over surgery, the pill is at a crossroads.
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now open for visitors, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers during the 69-hour shutdown. The two sites reopened on Monday after being closed due to the shutdown which ended late Monday when President Donald Trump signed a […]
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

Amazon Go opened to considerable buzz, and long lines at lunchtime, on Monday. How does it work? What if something goes wrong? What about privacy? Read on.
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

One cook's sweet is another cook's sour. Here's how to strike the right balance in a sweet-and-sour cauliflower dish.
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Entrance gates to the Grand Canyon remained unlocked Monday with no one collecting fees during the federal government shutdown. Visitors were free to hike trails at the national park, stay in the campgrounds, and use river and backcountry permits they already had. Concessionaries are keeping lodges, campgrounds, restaurants […]
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

Cameras line the store's ceiling, tracking your every movement. But does it work as billed — the world's first cashier-free shop?
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is reducing its terror threat level from the second-highest mark for the first time in over two years. The country has lived under a threat level of at least three on a four-step scale since November 2015, when Islamic State extremists carried out multiple attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. […]
01/22/2018   Reuters: Life
PARIS (Reuters) - At his Paris workshop, haute couturier Julien Fournie is surveying the final tucks and tweaks to his outfits as models try on his hand-stitched silk gowns, bringing to life...
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

MIAMI (AP) — With its artsy vibe, lush landscapes and free-roaming peacocks, Coconut Grove has long been known as a bohemian paradise. It’s also Miami’s oldest neighborhood, established along the shores of Biscayne Bay in 1873 before the city existed. Located nearly 5 miles from what is now Miami’s downtown, its streets are shaded by […]
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land trade agreement Monday that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, portraying the exchange as a people-versus-wildlife issue. Environmental groups have said they will fight to keep a road out of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and its […]
01/22/2018   Reuters: Life
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face...
01/22/2018   Reuters: Life
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Some Malaysian businesses are skirting around or playing down the portrayal of canines in Chinese New Year decorations this year, wary of offending the country's Muslim...
01/19/2018   Reuters: Life
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the...
01/19/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - London's dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium...
01/19/2018   Reuters: Life
GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet said it would launch a second-hand business this year, becoming the first big brand to announce plans to tap into a fast-growing market for...
01/19/2018   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's...