The U.N.'s top human-rights body backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, but the decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no binding effect.
A campaign is under way to ask Denver voters about allowing pot consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.
From Spain to Poland, European temperatures have climbed as a mass of hot air from Africa has pushed northward. Some cities have seen temperatures near or beyond 104 degrees, and they're expected to stay high through the weekend.
BALTIMORE — Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: “Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!” WBAL-TV reports that a woman sent the station photos she snapped Tuesday when van doors were left open near the central district station. Baltimore police released a statement Friday calling […]
SAN DIEGO — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to die in each other’s arms. And last month at their home in San Diego, just days before […]
Update, 12:27 p.m.: The Ballard Bridge has reopened to traffic after being stuck in the open position for about an hour. Traffic on Leary Way and other roads in the area is heavy because of the last hour’s detours. Original post: The Ballard Bridge is stuck open. It is closed to traffic until further […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — First they took the bras. Now they’ve come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that’s been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria’s Secret store reported the Thursday afternoon theft but couldn’t provide […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $4.9 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, […]
With its historic brick buildings, downtown is slowly becoming gentrified, giving way to small wineries, restaurants and complementary businesses.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in downtown Renton late Thursday, police said. Renton police received a 911 call just after 10 p.m. about a shooting in the 500 block of South Second Street. Officers found the teenager, who is from Seattle, inside a nearby business. A news release from the Renton Police […]
Fit for Life columnist Nicole Tsong met her fitness friends at Bellevue Downtown Park, which has a lovely walking path. Then they mostly focused working out by using park benches and picnic tables.
Interior designer David Bettencourt Goularte has lovingly brought the home, which once housed the governor, back to its full glory.
Are you crazy for this summer favorite? There’s a group for you: the Puget Sound Dahlia Association.
Letters to The Seattle Times sports editor for July 6, 2015.
Rural Greek communities have survival tactics that allow them to weather storms such as World War II deprivation and natural disasters. They will need to draw on them deeply, as Greece's current problems are unlikely to go away soon — whatever the outcome of the referendum on whether to accept the bailout proposals.
ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country’s future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to be marked with a “yes” or a “no.” The question does not address the future of the euro currency — which […]
The Greek people are preparing to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Officials with Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just north of Sandpoint, Idaho, say they plan to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. Resort CEO Tom Chasse says the company is excited to move forward with the project, which […]
As the first citywide, multiday, summer festival, the several Potlatches (1911-14, 1935-41) were precursors for the now retirement-age annual Seafair celebration.
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights […]