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‘The Confessions of Frances Godwin’: rage in the mirror

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
In his latest novel, “The Confessions of Frances Godwin,” Robert Hellenga follows the story of Frances, a retired Latin teacher whose capacity for violence is tested when her daughter is attacked by her bad-boy partner.

5 ways to have happy feet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Sometimes our feet are encased in shoes for the better part of our day, when what we really need is to take those shoes off and let our feet do the job for which they were built. Here are five ways to keep your feet stretched and strong.

Yogurt worked in overcoming my hard-to-treat heartburn

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
People’s Pharmacy on how a probiotic treatment can improve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease; pepper to stop bleeding; and the debate over the health benefits of coconut-oil consumption.

Having, and being, a friend is good for you

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Being able to form and maintain friendships over time is a hallmark of healthy human functioning. Most of us benefit from having at least one or two friendships we maintain over time.

Steel and D’Souza retain grip on top-selling books roost

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Dinesh D’Souza’s “America” leads hardcover nonfiction sales.

Steves travel guides selling well at Wide World Books & Maps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Ken Jennings’ “Maphead” is big local seller.

Heavy metal movies? What next?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Everyone knows about headbanging, heavy metal music. But is there such a thing as a “heavy metal movie.” A new book by Mike McPadden tries to make that case and has some fun along the way.

Garret Keizer’s ‘Getting Schooled’: a teacher’s return

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
In “Getting Schooled,” author Garret Keizer recounts the year he returned to the teaching profession, what he discovered and how he tried to arm his rural Vermont students for the world they face.

Stephen Stubbs ‘raising the bar’ for early music in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Seattle native Stephen Stubbs, recipient of a 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for “Raising the Bar,” enjoyed a 30-year career in Europe as a lutenist and conductor before returning to his hometown to found Pacific MusicWorks.

The Week Ahead: Blackberry fest, Bumbershoot, Aboriginal art

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
The week of Aug. 24 is full of music: Bumbershoot, Jack White, and Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails.

‘2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
“True Blood” and “Reckless” lead weekly drama offerings.

Sunday Best: Christina Hendricks is simply stunning

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
A favorite from last year’s Emmys: Christina Hendricks, wearing a simple and timeless black Christian Siriano gown. Will the “Mad Men” star look as stunning on the red carpet Monday night?

‘Hell Before Breakfast’: timeless war reporting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:16
Robert H. Patton’s new history “Hell Before Breakfast” tells the story of the larger-than-life characters who reported on wars in the 19th and 20th centuries.

3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:13

3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crashAuthorities say a car veered off a New York highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing the two adults and three children who were inside.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 4: Hail, Marge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:01
Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel's broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far.

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:00

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Ellis Hunt Jr., 61, walks past an orange tree, left, which is affected by a disease called "greening", in Lake Wales, Fla. The Hunt family owns 5,000-plus acres of groves and is part of the co-op that contributes to Florida's Natural, the third largest juice brand in the country. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida.

Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:46
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.

Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:40

FILE - In an Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, front right, is escorted away from the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, in Austin, Texas. Just when Perry was feeling like governor non grata, a felony indictment accusing him of abusing his power has energized Texas conservatives, who claim it’s a politically motivated attack in an important election year. It’s also put the spotlight back on Perry, who is trying to rehabilitate his political image before leaving office in January and convince would-be 2016 Republican primary voters across America he’s worth a second look following an embarrassing White House bid three years ago. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legacy has rarely been mentioned on statewide GOP campaign trails this year, and the party's nominee to replace him has questioned some of Perry's signature achievements. Amid his record tenure, fellow Republicans have even mulled term limits.

Strong California causes injuries, damage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:39

Strong California earthquake causes injuries, damageA large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.