Painful burn? Try putting soy sauce on it. Plus: A reader finds that duct tape helps to draw out a splinter.
A cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Older members of the 4th division of the National Model Railroad Association’s Pacific Northwest region mentor the younger fans.
The former bartender at Zig Zag Cafe opens a French-inspired cocktail lounge in Belltown, while Woodinville lands a big-name brewery.
Seattle Times reader Carl Kadie captured this glimpse of the city from a kayak circling Harbor Island.
Dear Carolyn DEAR CAROLYN: My grandfather is in his 90s. He’s in great health overall, is mentally very sharp and lives very close to family. My mother has taken to lying to him when she has something planned that my grandfather will not be participating in — a family portrait, for example, or a vacation, […]
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. The announcement coincides with Wednesday’s World Emoji Day . Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin […]
Thai English teacher Theeraphong Meesat has a unique way of boosting his students' confidence in class and making sure they loosen up - by wearing outrageous outfits and makeup.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's first terminal was dedicated 70 years ago this month. The facility hosted a celebration of aviation history.
A former NASA intern bought videotapes of the iconic moonwalk at a NASA auction in 1973. He never would have imagined how much they'd be worth 50 years later.
The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years...
Abigail Disney, an heiress of the Walt Disney empire, has become a champion for better working conditions in her family’s parks after she went undercover in one of them and found a grim reality beneath the facade of the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Disney, 59, decided to look into working conditions at Disneyland Park in […]
Andrew Rubinstein says his bagels are better than the rest — but you’ll have to find your way to Ethan Stowell’s new Cortina Cafe to give them a try.
The winning numbers for the July 3 Lotto jackpot were on a ticket purchased at Brier Grocery. It could be worth $12.2 million. So far, nobody's claimed the prize, so check your memory, and your ticket.
These sandwiches, cemitas, are the namesake of the restaurant. They are not dainty. They are not elegant. They are majestic — the circumference of a salad plate, the girth of a catcher's mitt. And utterly scrumptious.
Dear Carolyn Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I’ve been with my girlfriend about a year and even though I love her, some days I consider breaking up with her over her eating habits. There are so many criteria for what she’ll eat and won’t eat, and there’s no pattern to it, but […]
This time of year, tender herbs grow like weeds in gardens and come cheap in markets. The only downside is needing to use them up before the plants go to seed or before grocery store bunches go slimy. The most obvious options are pesto and tabbouleh, but meatballs are my favorite way to finish off […]
Guiness World Records has named a meandering street in northwest Wales the steepest in the world, knocking a road in New Zealand off the top spot.
A huge prehistoric settlement discovered near Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologists offers new insight into how civilizations developed around the end of the Stone Age.
[LATEST: Boeing 737 MAX crisis hits 2020 airline growth as Ryanair pares plan] LONDON (AP) — Europe’s biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The […]
For about three years, signs advertising many of the attractions were simply covered with tarps bearing the temporary names. Today, the tarps came down.
"It was an absolute delight to get that experience," said diver Lizzie Daly.
Clothes talk, at varying levels of volume, but we don’t always have time to listen. A museum exhibit of fashion, like “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art or, here at home, MOHAI’s “Seattle Style: Fashion/Function,” lets us slow down and take a look, to hear what the garments are saying.
The aromatic resin has long been prized for many uses, from religious ceremonies to high-end perfume. But its source is trees and shrubs in a particular part of the world, where overexploitation and ecosystem degradation could end it all.
A museum commemorating the life and works of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz has opened in Cairo, nearly 13 years after the Nobel laureate's death.
Like many of the other tourists who died while vacationing there over the past year, the man was taken ill suddenly, vomiting up blood and saying he couldn't breathe. But how he died was unclear.
European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, which this year honoured...
French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military...
Egypt opened to visitors on Saturday the "Bent" Pyramid built for pharaoh Sneferu, a 101-meter structure just south of Cairo that marks a key step in the evolution of pyramid construction.
A Hong Kong bakery is doing a roaring trade in mooncakes stamped with messages asking residents to keep up pro-democracy protests.
One man was gored and at least four other people were sent to hospital with injuries following the sixth day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of...
Ibrahim Zeeb is visiting Lebanon for the first time in years and says it's the food he has missed most.
Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in...
One man was gored in the arm among scores more injured on Thursday during Spain's centuries-old San Fermin bull-running festival where protesters complained new safety measures were spoiling the buzz.
Britain's parliament marks 160 years on Thursday since its "Big Ben" bell first chimed, but the familiar bongs will not ring out to celebrate the occasion as the famous clock-tower is half way...
A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course...
More than 200 years after he died of his battlefield wounds in Russia, archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favorite generals buried in a park beneath the...
Employing the homeless and offering beer brewed from leftover bread, "The Green Vic" in London's trendy Shoreditch district is aiming to be the world's most ethical pub.
People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water.
Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan's northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it.