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07/22/2018   Seattle Times Living

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday night attack had attended the funeral of a colleague and were returning home when the ambush […]
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. The Los Angeles Times , where Gold most recently worked, reported that he died Saturday after being diagnosed earlier this month with pancreatic cancer. “I can’t imagine the city without him. […]
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Jonathan Gold redefined the genre of food criticism. Although he appreciated and wrote beautifully about fine dining, he revered the taco truck more than the tasting menu.
07/21/2018   Reuters: Life
French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians on Saturday with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground in the...
07/21/2018   Reuters: Life
The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in...
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more firefighters were injured while battling the flames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada. The Ferguson fire was churning northward within Sierra National Forest, sending up smoke that obscured […]
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — The National Park Service says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and build projects for other parks to use as examples as they work toward making trails, buildings, waterways and camping more accessible to people with disabilities. __ Parks with […]
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Nine parks have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and build projects as examples for other parks as they work toward making trails, buildings, waterways and camping more accessible.
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Readers rant about cars parked on sidewalk, rave for Fourth of July salute
07/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Her husband’s not great at keeping in touch; is it appropriate for her to communicate with her sisters-in-law directly?
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

The airline is citing overcrowding as one reason for the change in protocol, which follows earlier reports of signs posted outside of Alaska Lounges limiting Priority Pass members’ access.
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way. The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day that examine lynchings, mostly in the American […]
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way. The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day that examine lynchings, mostly in the American […]
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Members of the Mount Hood rescue last week to retrieve a climber at the top of the mountain say they’re glad the man called authorities for help in the midst of a suicide attempt and were happy to get him to safety. Capt. Phil Cole, part of the Air Force Reserve […]
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled heat, wind and, in one case, potential exposure to asbestos, as they battled wildfires across the western United States on Friday. In Montana, specially trained firefighters wore respirators as they tackled a blaze near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined for decades. The forest fire was first discovered Thursday afternoon […]
07/20/2018   Reuters: Life
There were bodysuits, boots and masks galore in San Diego as thousands of comic, superhero and anime fans flocked to the opening of Comic-Con on Thursday.
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Like it does nearly every week now, flood water likely tainted with fecal matter rushed over the streets Friday in South Carolina’s largest city. It was among the worst flooding Charleston has seen in recent years, prompting police to tell morning commuters to avoid coming downtown. It closed more than a […]
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

The fire that started on Thursday grew "significantly" overnight, according to Washington's Department of Natural Resources.
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations. As of Friday, over 50 blazes were torching forests, mostly in central and western Sweden but also in the […]
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

From unpredictable screening rules to limited availability of food and beverages on planes, it’s not getting any easier for diabetic travelers. But a few precautions and a little creativity can help.
07/20/2018   Reuters: Life
More than 200 motorists driving a variety of classic cars have taken to the mountain roads of Styria, southern Austria, for the annual Ennstal-Classic race, cheered on by tens of thousands of...
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

After columnist Nicole Brodeur told her story of uncovering family secrets through taking a DNA test on Ancestry.com, readers reached out with their own interesting tales.
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

This week, the People’s Pharmacy takes on alternative therapies for lice and heartburn. Plus: A reader shares a surprising treatment for toenail fungus.
07/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

How should she approach her daughter with her concerns? Say what she sees and don’t assign blame or draw conclusions.
07/19/2018   Reuters: Life
Ever fancied a dab at being "Iron Man"? Now you can. A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of 340,000 pounds...
07/18/2018   Reuters: Life
A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the...
07/18/2018   Reuters: Life
A new burger joint named after Donald Trump has been drawing in customers in Siberia, its manager said on Wednesday, amid increased Russian interest in the U.S. president after his summit talks this...
07/18/2018   Reuters: Life
Austrian model Corina gave her body as a canvas and patiently stood for six hours in order to be transformed into a blue Egyptian goddess for the annual World Body Painting Festival.
07/18/2018   Reuters: Life
Britain's Princess Eugenie will follow in the footsteps of her cousin Prince Harry and invite 1,200 members of the public to her wedding at Windsor Castle later this year, Buckingham Palace announced...
07/17/2018   Reuters: Life
An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife...
07/17/2018   Reuters: Life
Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan visited an exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
07/16/2018   Reuters: Life
Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital...
07/16/2018   Reuters: Life
London's transport bosses temporarily renamed an underground station in honor of England soccer team manager Gareth Southgate after the team flew home following their run to the last four of the...
07/15/2018   Reuters: Life
Crowds of cheering French soccer fans gathered in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement grew head of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup...
07/14/2018   Reuters: Life
When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with...
07/14/2018   Reuters: Life
As soccer enthusiasts around the globe gear up for the World Cup's grand finale in Russia, the champions of a far muddier version of the game were crowned at a swamp in northern Finland on Saturday.
07/14/2018   Reuters: Life
Egyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo.
07/14/2018   Reuters: Life
Argentine Nestor Pitana's roundabout route to becoming a World Cup final referee has taken in work as a film extra and as a security guard at a disco as well as a spell playing basketball at regional...
07/13/2018   Reuters: Life
A family in southern Bosnia is producing hand-crafted wooden furniture for export, helping to revive a century-old craft that suffered during the country's war in the 1990s.
07/13/2018   Reuters: Life
Inmates from one of Portugal's biggest youth prisons took to the stage at a prominent Lisbon music venue this week to perform Mozart's 'Così fan tutte' - a unique initiative using opera to...