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03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minnesota wineries sued the state Tuesday to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota, a state that’s better known for its winters than vineyards. The wineries say the state Farm Wineries Act, which dates from 1980, unconstitutionally hampers […]
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

More buses will run between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. as part of Metro's overall plan to boost service. County officials signed off on the plan Monday.
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, a tourist magnet in Germany, is just 30 minutes from the ruins of Austria’s Ehrenberg Castle, an especially fine example of the countless castle ruins rotting away on hilltops all over Europe.
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

Outside of the winter-like weather it is officially spring, and state Fish and Wildlife has ramped up their trout plants in many year-round lakes to boost early prospects. Many west-side waterways from Seattle north to Whatcom County have already been planted with thousands of trout, and this past week it looks like plenty more to […]
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too. As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like “reverse osmosis” to sell people on expanding variations of what comes out of the […]
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

Soup-swap parties are simple: Make and bring your soup, and take home everyone else’s leftovers.
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

Concerned friends wonder how to stop two people from walking down the aisle.
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

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03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

Seeing a jet-black waffle can be a bit disconcerting, but it’s one of the most popular menu items at Stateside, on Capitol Hill. Here’s why, and how to make them.
03/28/2017   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about rescued cap, rant about monthly shipments.
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing ground staff at Berlin’s two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes. The ver.di union said the three-year deal reached Tuesday foresees wages being raised significantly in four stages through 2019. It said that 2,000 employees […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia’s tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. Cyclone Debbie, which slammed into the coast of Queensland state as a fierce Category 4 storm, quickly […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia’s tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. The destructive eyewall of Cyclone Debbie, a Category 4 storm packing winds up to 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour), made landfall near Airlie Beach, […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

BEIJING (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of China’s three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country’s growing travel market. China Southern will expand commercial cooperation, possibly in sales, airport facilities and code-sharing, the airline said in […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

BEIJING (AP) — American Airlines agrees to buy $200 million stake in China Southern Airlines, expand business cooperation.
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - A Bosnian teenager has performed an impressive, if painful to watch, stunt, breaking 111 concrete blocks with his head in a mere 35 seconds.
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. Samuel Seabrooks, 35, of the Bronx, and Carlos Betancourt-Morales, 27, of Carmel, were arraigned on drug possession […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns."
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A class action lawsuit accuses Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police of targeting gay men who use the restrooms at New York City’s main bus terminal. The suit, filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, claims Port Authority police officers engage in discrimination by falsely arresting men perceived as […]
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A waistcoat owned by British explorer Captain James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770, has failed to sell at auction, with bids far below its anticipated million...
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
PARIS (Reuters) - Pablo Picasso's lifelong admiration for art from far-flung civilizations comes to light in a new Paris exhibition featuring such pieces from the artist's collection as well as his...
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
(Reuters) - A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully...
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

March 26, 2017 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 8 11 5 0 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 23 51 6 0 0 0 0 Hartstene Is. Ramp (aka Latimer’s Landing) 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 Misery Point Ramp 3 5 […]
03/27/2017   Seattle Times Living

Not much change for spring chinook fishing along the Lower Columbia River, and I had a chance to get a first-hand look at the mighty river while crossing the I-5 Bridge on Friday and Sunday. Sure enough even the quick visual saw the water level pretty high and muddy on both days, and it sounds […]
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum.
03/27/2017   Reuters: Life
PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a "Happy Zone" at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex...
03/24/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince George, Britain's third in line to the throne, is to start school in southwest London in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.
03/24/2017   Reuters: Life
TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted...
03/23/2017   Reuters: Life
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could...
03/22/2017   Reuters: Life
HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) - A Sudanese man hopped out of a taxi just before daybreak, a duffle bag slung over his shoulder as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border.