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10/23/2017   Reuters: Life
MILAN (Reuters) - Giorgio Armani's succession plans include a transfer of part of his high-end fashion empire to his charitable foundation in a bid to prevent any takeovers or a break-up of the...
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — If you’re not from East Texas, you may not be familiar with this handsome, little town northeast of Nacogdoches (and west of Deadwood). County seat of Panola County, home to Panola College, proud to call itself the “Gas Capital of the United States,” Carthage seems to mind its own business, thank […]
10/22/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from...
10/22/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with...
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything. “What happens here, stays here,” the official […]
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

Reader worries partner’s push to live together doesn’t bode well for future compromises. Carolyn Hax writes “The person you need to trust at compromising is you.”
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

A yellow gown that looks back to an earlier era.
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

GLEN ROCK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine who owned a mystery train hauling rocks on tracks owned by New Jersey Transit that is suspected of causing a series of brush fires. Glen Rock Fire Chief Thomas Jennings told NorthJersey.com that witnesses saw the work train causing sparks Saturday and heard a screeching […]
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

WARNGAU, Germany (AP) — Townspeople and farmers in the small Bavarian town of Warngau have donned traditional costumes for their annual procession in horse-drawn carriages to a local church in honor of St. Leonard, considered the patron saint of horses and livestock. The “Leonhardi pilgrimage,” which was revived in the town south of Munich in […]
10/22/2017   Seattle Times Living

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end to […]
10/22/2017   Reuters: Life
ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been...
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.” Rachel Nguyen, 20, and […]
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish. The Historic New Orleans Collection has given a PG-13 rating to “La Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History ,” a one-hour, $5 guided tour of its history galleries. And there’s good […]
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

Carolyn Hax: Whether you choose to distance yourself or choose to see her as still your friend in her flawed and compromised and compartmentalized way, is up to you.
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about found key, rant about car license tabs.
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
10/21/2017   Seattle Times Living

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (AP) — The Gates of Chaos, Lot’s Wife, Old Woman’s Valley, Man and Horse Cliffs. These are the names of places on St. Helena, an otherworldly Atlantic Ocean island far from anywhere whose British-ruled population of just over 4,000 is reaching out to the world. Charles Darwin, astronomer Edmond Halley and Napoleon […]
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — H-E-B has recalled certain H-E-B brand single-serving soups made with vegetable products possibly contaminated with listeria bacteria. The San Antonio-based supermarket chain is one of several retailers affected by the recall Friday by Mann Packing, the supplier of the vegetable products. The Mann Packing products supplied to H-E-B were used in […]
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

Car Talk: Ask yourself, are you feeling lucky?
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time...
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said...
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has ordered the raising of a sunken cruise ship that foundered just off the holiday island of Santorini ten years ago, leaving two passengers missing and presumed dead. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Friday the wreck of the Sea Diamond poses a potential environmental risk and is a […]
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump knew her inaugural gown would be part of history and she had a clear vision for her look, asking the designer for something “modern, sleek, light, unique and unexpected.” The resulting vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown is now part of the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Trump officially donated […]
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

HONOLULU (AP) — A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. A long, cramped journey to the United States for a group of fishermen from Vietnam, Indonesia, […]
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle...
10/20/2017   Seattle Times Living

In his new role as vineyard manager at Gamache Vineyard, this rising star builds on decades of experience.
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know...
10/20/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday.