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Washington Weekends: Yakima Valley is more than sunshine

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Wine roads, ale trails and hiking paths intersect in the fruit basket of Central Washington.

Native Americans raise cry over others wearing their regalia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Headdresses have deep spiritual and cultural meaning for Native Americans. But lately a lot of people have been playing dress-up in them, reigniting a longstanding debate about cultural misappropriation.

Dark stories Down Under: Tasmanian Gothic, Aussie noir

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
David Wright of the Seattle Public Library rounds up a crop of recent Australian noir. Or is it Tasmanian Gothic? Dark stories from Down Under include works by authors Garry Disher, Rohan Wilson, Favel Parrett, Elizabeth Harrower and others.

The Week Ahead: Salmon, Birds, Louise Penny, Woopalooza

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
The week of Aug, 31 holds festivals that highlight comedy, music, drama and the environment.

How to prepare your teen to leave the nest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Tips for parents of teens to help prepare them for life in college — and in the real world.

Pilates stretches not just for the young

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Heather Scearce, owner of a Pilates studio in Madrona, says the principles can work for seniors, too, and is offering free introductory sessions through September.

Sunday Best: ‘Miss Julie’ is dressed to thrill

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
“Miss Julie,” starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, builds high hopes for fans of costume dramas.

7 obstacles to a healthier you

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Nutritionist Carrie Dennett identifies habits and attitudes that can get between you and your best intentions.

Ryan Divish's MLB power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:16
Rank (LW)

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:31
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

An Uzi, a 9-year-old and American exceptionalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:16
What kind of shooting range allows a prepubescent girl to fire an Uzi? Only one in the gun-crazy United States, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Video: UW's Danny Shelton, John Timu after victory over Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:31
UW senior nose tackle Danny Shelton after the Huskies' season-opening 17-16 victory over Hawaii. Shelton with a game-high 12 tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss.

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.

5 things to know about House races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:01
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.