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04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, is dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. Their names are engraved on 800 steel […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases — connect the dots between what were once […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by authorities in Ohio lost what is likely his final court challenge seeking return of the animals to his roadside sanctuary. The Ohio Supreme Court turned down a request to overturn a lower court’s decision that sided with […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

“The hardest part is living with 20 strangers on a 70-foot boat,” says one crew member on the annual Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. “It’s quite a social experiment. You are relying on each other for your very lives.”
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

Marshals view their jobs as critical to protecting planes and airports from terrorists. But many describe a program in crisis.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice demands a reckoning with one of the nation’s least recognized atrocities: the lynching of thousands of black people in a decadeslong campaign.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino company says it plans to build a beachfront non-casino hotel in the Mexican city of Puerto Los Cabos. Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora announced Wednesday that the $200 million Caesars Palace resort will be the company’s first Mexico property. Plans call for 500 rooms […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

PHOENIX (AP) — The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. At least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. Those infected range in age […]
04/25/2018   Reuters: Life
MAE HONG SON, Thailand (Reuters) - Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town...
04/25/2018   Reuters: Life
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A painting of a reclining nude by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani is set to go under the hammer in New York on May 14 with a record sale estimate of $150 million, auction house...
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

On Nutrition For years, not only did I recommend the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists as a useful guide for prioritizing which fruits and vegetables to buy organic, but I used it as a guide for my own purchases. I’m not a believer in food guilt, but I definitely […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for a British tourist who claims he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield told a judge on Wednesday that they’ve found three other people who were injured in Copperfield shows over the years. The three women came forward after hearing that […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

Plan to buy flowers for Mother’s Day? For some situations, your best bet is a retail florist. But if you’re willing to pick up blooms yourself or would like to save money, you have other options.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn’t have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept. Maria Saliagas tells WSB-TV that Delta usually provides a wheelchair with […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Crescent City this week for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends at the city’s Fair Grounds Race Course and features out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart as well as performers from across New Orleans and Louisiana. […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

These cabbage-family jewels should go into the ground in early May.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

"Water, wheels and walks" is the theme of this weekend itinerary for paddlers, bikers and hikers on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

Party manners aren’t just in decline — they’re in flaming, disintegrating free fall into a bottomless pit of mud and extra cake.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about Earth Day doughnuts, rant about bad weekend traffic.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

For the 2018 season, Safeco Field’s food lineup gained all-stars Din Tai Fung, Jack’s BBQ and more. Bethany Jean Clement took a swing at eating as much as she could.
04/25/2018   Reuters: Life
LUSHUI, China (Reuters) - Deep inside mountains along the China-Myanmar border, a 26-year-old ethnic Lisu villager, surnamed Zhang, sharpens his crossbow arrows to prepare for a hunt.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. (AP) — Edna St. Vincent Millay’s farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley is in danger of being shuttered. According to The New York Times , the Millay Society says the historic site in the Columbia County town of Austerlitz will close in November unless $1 million is raised. Millay and her husband bought […]
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Living

CAIRO (AP) — In efforts to revive its tourism sector, Egypt passed a bill this week imposing fines on overly aggressive touts. The law approved this week could see anyone found pestering tourists “with the intention of begging or promoting, offering or selling a good or service” fined up to 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($567). The […]
04/24/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne.
04/24/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - A Christian gospel choir and a teenage cellist will provide some of the music at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle next month, Kensington...
04/24/2018   Reuters: Life
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Like many Americans, Shirley Lee fell in love with Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry the day they announced their engagement last November.
04/22/2018   Reuters: Life
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all that,...
04/21/2018   Reuters: Life
TOKYO (Reuters) - Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking...
04/21/2018   Reuters: Life
SZEGED, Hungary (Reuters) - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on...
04/20/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British...