WARNGAU, Germany (AP) — Townspeople and farmers in the small Bavarian town of Warngau have donned traditional costumes for their annual procession in horse-drawn carriages to a local church in honor of St. Leonard, considered the patron saint of horses and livestock. The “Leonhardi pilgrimage,” which was revived in the town south of Munich in […]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end to […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.” Rachel Nguyen, 20, and […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish. There’s a photograph of a shrine bedecked with plaster body parts, a picture of a woman who tortured slaves, even the cover of a ragtime composition — “The Mysterious Axman’s Jazz” […]
Carolyn Hax: Whether you choose to distance yourself or choose to see her as still your friend in her flawed and compromised and compartmentalized way, is up to you.
Seattleites are collectively heading inside and hunkering down — but there are a few stubborn holdouts that refuse to join in the hibernation: Spin, LimeBike, and Ofo.
Donald Trump has just marked nine months in office, but already nearly 60 percent of Americans are ready to rate him one of the country's worst presidents or at least below average, according to a new national Marist poll.
JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (AP) — The Gates of Chaos, Lot’s Wife, Old Woman’s Valley, Man and Horse Cliffs. These are the names of places on St. Helena, an otherworldly Atlantic Ocean island far from anywhere whose British-ruled population of just over 4,000 is reaching out to the world. Charles Darwin, astronomer Edmond Halley and Napoleon […]
Three teens were charged with murder Friday for the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy in West Seattle last month.
Seattle doesn't have an alternative weekly newspaper anymore, but as the city's weeklies adjust to the ever-changing media landscape, a hyper-local online news source was reborn.
Melvin Dees had just gotten engaged the day before when 17-year-old Kenneth Jones gunned him down without provocation at Second Avenue and Yesler Way in 2014.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — H-E-B has recalled certain H-E-B brand single-serving soups made with vegetable products possibly contaminated with listeria bacteria. The San Antonio-based supermarket chain is one of several retailers affected by the recall Friday by Mann Packing, the supplier of the vegetable products. The Mann Packing products supplied to H-E-B were used in […]
When fully operational, Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill will offer a place where homeless or low-income patients can detox from heroin and other drugs, then transition to residential treatment services in the same building, where they can get medication that helps them kick their addiction. Unlike existing residential treatment facilities, Recovery Place will also provide mental health services.