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Sunday best: Grief and gowns at the Metropolitan Museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
A look at two exquisite dresses in the Metropolitan’s exhibition, “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.”

Nov. 2 TV Picks: ‘The Returned’ marathon on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
TV picks for Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, include a marathon of Season 1 of the French drama “The Returned” on Sundance, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Fox and “Olive Kitteridge” on HBO.

Dry tart cherries keep gout at bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
People’s Pharmacy on a home remedy to treat painful joint inflammation, Vitam C for colds and soap to ease muscle cramps.

7 ways to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
“Winter depression,” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), tends to hit women harder than men. Here are some steps you can take to avoid it, or lessen symptoms.

10 centenarians share secrets to long life

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
An interview with 10 residents of Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Md., who collectively have lived more than 1,000 years of life.

Huskies morning links: Travis Feeney 'finally' gets in on scoring act for the UW defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:31
Notes and links the morning after the Huskies' 38-23 victory at Colorado:

‘Rebel Yell’: A riveting biography of Stonewall Jackson

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn writes that “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson” is one of the best-written pieces of nonfiction she’s ever read.

Meet the winners of The Seattle Times Newsprint Masterpiece contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
We reveal the winners of The Seattle Times Create a Newsprint Masterpiece contest, the latest in our series of DIY competitions.

3 new, noteworthy biographies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
An annotated list of three noteworthy new biographies: “Gandhi Before India,” “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” and “Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.”

‘Victoria: A Life:’ the epic rule of England’s indomitable queen

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
English historian A.N. Wilson’s “Victoria: A Life” is a comprehensive, entertaining and at times humorous biography of England’s longest-ruling queen.

‘Norah Webster’: a stern, spare portrait of an Irish widow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
In his new novel, “Norah Webster,” Irish author Cólm Toibín explores the world of a recently widowed mother in small-town Ireland in the late 1960s. Toibín appears Nov. 3 at Town Hall Seattle — sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures.

‘Just Mercy’: fighting injustice in a broken legal system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
Bryan Stevenson’s dramatic and arresting memoir “Just Mercy” tells the story of the Harvard Law School graduate’s mission to take on the defense of the most hopeless of the accused in the United States’ legal system. Stevenson appears Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Seattle Pub

America’s most trusted news source not so trustworthy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 21:16
Maybe conservative hard-liners are more rabid in support of those who validate their views than the rest of us are in pursuit of simple truth, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Late campaigning points to economy, women's issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:46
Candidates in crucial Senate races are clashing over women's issues and the economy, and both parties are predicting victory in Tuesday's election that will determine Senate control.

Probe of space tourism rocket crash may take year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:31
Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.

Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 19:01
A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him.

Gig Harbor takes 4A West Central District swim meet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 14:46
Kentlake’s Laura Williams was the only swimmer north of Tacoma to win an event. She took first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 5.86 seconds.

Bayern leads all the way in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 14:46
Bayern won the $4.6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by a nose over Toast of New York, surviving a stewards’ inquiry prompted by multiple horses bumping near the start of the race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.