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Luhr Beach ramp to be closed for boating access this coming week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:16
The Luhr’s Landing water-access site near Olympia west of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in southern Puget Sound will be closed Aug. 18-23 for roadwork on the road and driveway leading into the popular southern Puget Sound boat ramp facility.

When in Europe, do like the Europeans and tip modestly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:31
Americans shouldn’t overtip, says European travel specialist Rick Steves.

Struggling to save Myanmar’s national parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:31
Southeast Asian nation is struggling to preserve its natural areas, from marine parks to Himalayan peaks. One park, Lampi National Marine Park, is suffering from overfishing.

5 ways to save on currency exchange

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:31
Apps, no-fee credit cards and knowing when to say no will help you save when exchanging money abroad.

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:20
One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.

Ryan Divish's MLB power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
Rank (LW)

The Week Ahead: BrasilFest, Tom Harrell, ‘School for Lies’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
The week of Aug. 17 brings festivals, art, music, a dinosaur and cheap beer.

Aug. 17 TV Picks: ‘The Great Food Truck Race’ Season 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, include “The Great Food Truck Race” on Food Network, “Being Poirot” on KCTS and “Falling Skies” on TNT.

Sunday Best: Keira Knightley, Emma Stone dresses fly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
Spotted this summer on the red carpet: two long-sleeved blue dresses with birds on them — one worn by Keira Knightley, the other by Emma Stone.

‘The Book of Life’ top seller in the Northwest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
“Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” selling well in he Northwest.

Steel and D’Souza stay on top of book-selling lists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
“A Perfect Life” stays top-selling fiction book.

Don’t use bleach to treat athlete’s foot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
People’s Pharmacy on safe antifungal treatments, hair loss as a side effect of some medications, and constipation as a result of narcotics for chronic pain.

Is a juice cleanse right for you?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:16
A registered dietitian offers tips for incorporating the popular diet on a limited basis into an overall healthy lifestyle that includes longterm sustainable eating and exercise plans, and also advises who should avoid it.

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:31
Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area.

Prosecutor: Couple sexually abused 2 Amish sisters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:31
The northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and sexually abused the girls before letting them go, authorities say.

Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:16
If events in Ferguson prove nothing else, they prove the status quo of police harassment and no accountability is untenable and intolerable, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:01
A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.

Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:01
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat -- he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.