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07/24/2017   Reuters: Life
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An entrepreneur from Ivory Coast is hoping to score an international fashion hit by recycling the cloth sacks that the country uses to ship cocoa beans around the world.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators determined the crash was extra deadly […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

The pilot-shortage crisis at Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air continues after multiple flight cancellations. The airline is contracting with SkyWest as well as bringing in Alaska Airlines jets to handle hundreds of flights in the fall.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

A study released Monday found that the rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of one large insurer jumped when EmCare, one of the nation’s largest emergency-rooms physician-staffing companies, entered a hospital.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The actor who played a gentle giant named Hodor in the HBO show “Game of Thrones” has made his Las Vegas pool party debut. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2v0Ymq3 ) Irish actor Kristian Nairn performed as the DJ on Sunday at The Linq Hotel. The set marked his third gig […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

Survey respondents were asked whether they paid other people to do “unenjoyable daily tasks” in order to “increase their free time.” Those who answered yes were also more satisfied than those who didn’t pay those tasks away.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

KETCHUM, Idaho — Wildlife managers have killed a black bear after a string of encounters with people at a popular Idaho recreation area, including one in which a camper awoke with her foot in the bear’s mouth. Over the past three weeks, the bear rubbed up against a woman reading a book near a stream […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter’s Square, because of Italy’s drought. Vatican Radio on Monday said the decision is linked with Pope Francis’ teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and praised clean drinking water as vital for both people […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

The Dalles, Ore., man died Saturday while he was on a training dive in the Sund Rock Conservation Area near Hoodsport.
07/24/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was ...
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Officials with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death. Park officials said in a statement Monday that 26-year-old Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana, died Saturday. […]
07/24/2017   Reuters: Life
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - A collection of yawing mouths and extracted teeth, booming stereo speakers and colorful hookah pipes adorn shop fronts in Somalia, a colorful contrast to the airbrushed...
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

The next seven days have been historically the driest on the climate record. Could we go 52 days without rain and break the dry-weather record?
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters are bracing for the possibility of dry lightning as they battle a stubborn blaze that has scorched nearly 120 square miles (308 square kilometers) near California’s Yosemite National Park. The wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills was 50 percent contained Monday. But the state’s fire protection agency says it […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s effort to reverse a historic opening between the U.S. and Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida’s exile enclave, where wealthy patrons and institutions have sought to unify Cubans on both sides through unprecedented art exhibits. Museums and cultural centers are rewriting old rules on the kind of Cuban […]
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

Sajean E. Geer said she had been in the park since July 17. Rangers had been searching for her after her brother reported her missing a day later on Tuesday. “It’s such good news for the family and for her," a park spokesperson said. "It’s really a good ending."
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

The Emerald City Cloggers perfect the precision — and the awesome sound — of clogging done right.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

Grateful parent wants children to be grateful, too.
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

When United Airlines cancels Michael Del Medico’s return flight from Washington to Chicago, he goes looking for answers. Can this consumer advocate help him find any?
07/24/2017   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about local paint store, rant about complicated pay parking
07/24/2017   Reuters: Life
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore officials on Monday congratulated the cartoonist who swept the international comic industry's "Oscars", having withdrawn his grant two years ago for portraying the...
07/23/2017   Seattle Times Living

Annual fundraiser at Shoreline's Cromwell Park for old dogs surpasses its goal.
07/23/2017   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - Stubbs, the cat who became the unofficial mayor and a tourist attraction for the small Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at 20, his owners said.
07/23/2017   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee in captivity, has died in an accident at a Florida aquarium just days after his 69th birthday, officials said on Sunday.
07/23/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary...
07/23/2017   Seattle Times Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. The blaze burning for a week has scorched just over 119 square miles (308 square kilometers) of dense brush and dead […]
07/23/2017   Seattle Times Living

It’s low in calories, contains healthy doses of vitamins A and C and far less potassium than honeydew and cantaloupe.
07/22/2017   Reuters: Life
BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of revelers danced through the streets of Berlin on Saturday, many of them waving rainbow-colored flags, as they promoted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in...
07/21/2017   Reuters: Life
BORYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Revellers danced and wrestled on Friday in South Korea's capital of mud, kicking off a nine-day festival expected to lure millions of people to this quaint coastal...
07/21/2017   Reuters: Life
QARAQOSH, Iraq (Reuters) - In a town ravaged by the war against Islamic State, amid ransacked homes and shuttered shops, a flashing sign above the entrance to one business beckons visitors:...