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Strong dollar spurs tour rebates, more travel abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:31
U.S. dollar is almost on par with euro and worth about Cdn. $1.25. That’s brough rebates from some tour companies, and increased trips

Getting to Cuba before the floodgates open

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:31
Tourism is expected to boom as the U.S. loosens restrictions on Cuba travel, and some people are trying to beat the American rush.

Citi Bike Service Returns After Weekend Shutdown

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:29
The New York City bike share program abruptly suspended service for maintenance work on Friday. By Sunday morning, nearly all of the bike stations were operating, a spokeswoman said.






Injured, bleeding man found on NJ roadway was stabbed, beaten

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:28

Injured, bleeding man found on NJ roadway was stabbed, beatenAn injured, bleeding man found staggering along a southern New Jersey roadway told authorities that he had been robbed and stabbed, and police don't think the incident was a random attack.


Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday MassPope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash.


Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16

In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 photo, Homer Shannon poses at his home in Windham, N.H. The retired high-tech salesman is part of a 10-family group of neighbors opposed to a planned natural gas pipeline the would run right by his property behind him. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?


Sunday Best: Mad styles roll out for ‘Mad Men’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Betty, Joan, Peggy and the gals show off some wild fashions for the debut of “Mad Men’s” final half-season, which gets under way April 5, 2015.

The Week Ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
The week of March 29 brings Whirligig, book expo and “The Flick.”

‘Dead Wake’ tops nonfiction books sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
“The Girl on the Train” still leading fiction best-sellers.

‘Call the Midwife’ on KCTS and ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Sunday, March 29, features “Grand Hotel” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Finding peace when personal beliefs and family clash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Family events can reveal old wounds or open opportunity to heal relationships.

Make your exercise routine safer and more effective

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Fitness specialist Kelly Turner offers three tips to improve your form — and your results.

Tired of the same old workout? Infuse it with new challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
New exercise trends keep the body and mind progressing.

En garde! Fencing a sport for all ages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Classes for beginners are offered every month at Seattle club Salle Auriol.

Designer Michael Cepress finds the ‘fab’ in fabric

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
The designer is making his mark on the Seattle style scene.

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ shines atop NW book sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” tops regional nonfiction book sales list.

VIDEO: Thousands join Tunisia museum rally

BBC World News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:08
Thousands of people take in an anti-terrorism rally in the capital, Tunis, with a rally ending at the Bardo Museum where militant gunmen killed 22 people.
Categories: BBC World News

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:07

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landingAn Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.