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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ debuts atop best-sellers list

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:00
”The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” continues to dominate nonfiction book sales.

Aug. 2 TV Pick: J.K. Rowling on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:00
“Poldark” on KCTS and “North Woods Law” on Animal Planet highlight Sunday’s TV slate.

A ‘Poldark’ costume to view by candlelight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:00
Sunday Best is a weekly feature spotlighting style in film, on TV and on the runway. This week: A look at one of Marianne Agertoft’s designs for the PBS TV series “Poldark.”

Jamie Barton in ‘Nabucco’: ‘Fenena fits me like a glove’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:00
“Nabucco” audiences at Seattle Opera have the chance to see a star on the rise. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who will sing the role of Fenena, is turning heads worldwide.

Rant & Rave: C’mon, is that dog really a service animal?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:00
Readers salute good Samaritans who helped a Magnolia Bridge jumper; well-trained Boy Scouts; volunteer tour guides; and rainbow crosswalks. They pitch rants at helmetless cyclists and humans who think their dogs are welcome everywhere.

‘Spirals in Time’: the many secrets of seashells

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:00
In “Spirals in Time,” English marine biologist Helen Scales delivers a worldwide survey and history of seashells, as well as a warning of the havoc human predation and global warming are wreaking on these age-old denizens of the sea.

‘Like a human bird feeder’: Readers share Little Free Library tales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:00
Readers were eager to share their Little Free Library stories and photos with us, it turns out, with one fan getting in touch from Yakima. Also: Island Books has new owner; “The Cartel” goes from book to screen.

‘Imperium’: Beware coconut-loving vegetarian nudists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Christian Kracht’s novel “Imperium” tells the story of a vegetarian nudist with control-freak tendencies who tries to found a commune in German New Guinea in the early 20th century. Complications ensue.

‘Circling the Sun:’ a novelist’s vivid portrait of Beryl Markham

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Paula McLain’s new novel “Circling the Sun” is based on the life and loves of adventurer and aviation pioneer Beryl Markham. McLain reads August 10 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

70 years of race wars since World War II

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 18:04
He wanted to start a race war. That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied African-American church in June. It might have surprised him to learn that we’ve already had a race war. No, that’s not how one typically thinks of World […]

Obama to cut power-plant emissions even further

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 14:23
“Climate change is not a problem for another generation,” Obama said. “Not anymore.”

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, post-match quotes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 14:07
Below is the full post-match quote sheet from Seattle’s 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field: POST-MATCH QUOTES: SOUNDERS FC 0 – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC   SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID Opening statement: “Obviously it was a disappointing match for us…It’s one of things where […]

Bobby Wagner’s ability to read and react key for Seahawks’ defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:43
Wagner has always had raw athletic ability, but it’s what he sees and the way he uses his speed to take away open territory for the offense that made him a priority for the Seahawks.

Whitecaps touch some nerves with on-field celebration after beating Sounders 3-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:29
Seattle’s reinforcements can’t stem the tie as team again fails to score

Las Vegas hands Tacoma 8-4 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:17
The 51s use a six-run first inning to down the Rainiers.

Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:41
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the […]

Seahawks sign four-year extension with linebacker Bobby Wagner worth a reported $43 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:35
In two days, the Seahawks have made two major deals with star players, first with quarterback Russell Wilson and now with Wagner.

Twins 3, Mariners 2 — postgame video, notes and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:07
Postgame video of Lloyd McClendon, game notes, links and boxscore from the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the Twins.

First impressions: Whitecaps 3, Sounders 0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:01
Pah-Modou Kah scored twice as Vancouver rolled over rival Seattle 3-0 in front of an announced attendance of 53,125 on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. These are my first impressions: - An old villain heaped new misery onto his rivals. Prior to Saturday night, Kah was probably best known to Seattle fans as the dude who […]

Topless protest in Canada urges women to ‘bare with us’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:40
WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a “Bare With Us” rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women’s right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago. […]