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Ringo Starr auction in December to feature over 800 items

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:07
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like his three-piece drum kit used in over 200 performances and a Rickenbacker guitar known as the “Beatle-Backer” that John Lennon owned and later gave to Ringo. The unprecedented number of […]

Police: Emu loose in New Hampshire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:05
BOW, N.H. (AP) — Police are warning a New Hampshire town to watch out for an emu on the loose. Bow police say several people have reported seeing an emu wandering around Saturday morning. They say they don’t know where the bird belongs. Emus are among the largest birds in the world and are native […]

The thrill of dill

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:03
With a unique, sharp, unmistakable taste, dill works well with salmon, transforms lemon. Eastern Europeans sprinkle it over basically all their soups.

Freezing or baking aboard plane, bus? How to cope

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:00
Why it’s too hot, too cold, on planes and mass transit and what travelers can do about it.

Rant & Rave: Enough with the leaf-blowers already!

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:00
A reader says thanks to those who helped her and her dog at Pike Place Market. Another wonders why a leaf blower had to be going during a UW volleyball match.

Federal grant will boost Washington apprenticeship programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 20:01
South Seattle College has received a $4.8 million federal grant to expand an apprenticeship program.

At TIFF: ‘Trumbo,’ ‘Truth,’ and bitterness at the ballet

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 18:56
TORONTO – “Is this the line for truth?” someone asked, on the wet sidewalk outside the Scotiabank multiplex. No, it was the line for “Truth,” James Vanderbilt’s drama about a journalism crisis at “60 Minutes,” but the question made me take a moment to ponder, during this busy first weekend of the Toronto International Film […]

Just say no to rental car with any damage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 15:00
A traveler’s rental car is damaged before he picks it up, but he’s reassured it’s normal wear-and-tear. Now Enterprise wants him to pay for the damage. Should he?

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s season finale loss to San Antonio at KeyArena on Sept. 13

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 14:06
Loss gives Seattle (10-24) the greatest odds to win the WNBA draft lottery held Sept. 24.

Israel police clash with Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:30
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police briefly clashed with Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site early Sunday, raising tensions in the holy city ahead of the Jewish New Year. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said forces moved into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound at around 7 a.m. Sunday after police received reports that protesters were planning […]

Migrant crisis adjusts Merkel’s image, but style unchanged

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:28
BERLIN (AP) — In the space of two months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone from being portrayed as the heartless villain in Europe’s debt crisis to the heroine of those flooding in to find refuge on the continent. But while different crises have triggered contrasting perceptions of the German leader, Merkel’s behavior has appeared […]

Library of Congress acquires Jerry Lewis’ personal archive

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extensive archive from comedian Jerry Lewis’ career, including rarely seen films, long-lost TV recordings and home videos, will have a new home at the Library of Congress, curators announced Monday. The collection includes thousands of documents and recordings. Lewis is donating some items, while others are being purchased by the library […]

Taliban insurgents raid Afghan prison and free inmates

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:25
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 350 inmates escaped an Afghan prison following a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents, an Afghan official and the Taliban said. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni province, said Monday that insurgents wearing military uniforms launched a well-organized attack early Monday morning that included using a suicide bomber to […]

At least 12 killed when Egyptian forces fire on Mexican tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:24
CAIRO (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt’s southwestern desert Sunday when security forces mistakenly fired on a group of Mexican tourists, Egyptian officials said. The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident and said at least two of the dead were Mexican nationals. It said in a statement that […]

In corn-growing states, tall crops pose seasonal road hazard

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:23
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn. For drivers navigating the gravel roads that crisscross Midwestern farm country, the plants go by in a noiseless blur of […]

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell wins Miss America pageant

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:05
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America, but her crowning moment was nearly overshadowed by a three-decade old pageant scandal, and a still-raw debate over whether the NFL’s reigning champions cheated on their way to a Super Bowl victory. Cantrell rode an opera performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo […]

Moses Malone, a 3-time NBA most valuable player, dies at 60

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:01
Moses Malone, a three-time NBA most valuable player and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday in Norfolk, Va., where he was scheduled to appear at a charity golf event. He was 60.

Miss America chair apologizes to Vanessa Williams for ’84

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:47
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — She wore the crown — briefly — 32 years ago, but Vanessa Williams got her moment of Miss America redemption Sunday night. Sam Haskell, executive chairman of the Miss America pageant, apologized to the entertainer for the way the pageant’s predecessors handled a controversy involving nude photos of Williams. The […]

Stryker Phd adds to impressive resume with another victory at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:47
It’s now eight stakes victory in a row for Stryker Phd

AP Exclusive: GOP’s Walker to propose vast union restrictions

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:44
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Monday will call for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin’s governor to curb the power of unions. At a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Walker will propose eliminating unions for employees of the […]