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Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the carcass of an ancient foal perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The fossil discovered in the region of Yakutia has its skin, hair, hooves and tail preserved. Yakutia is also famous having...

Expert: Fires will get deadlier as cities grow, planet warms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior German scientist who will lead an independent inquiry into last month’s deadly Greek wildfire says fires are expected to pose a greater threat worldwide in the coming decades. Johann Goldammer, who heads the Global...

Despite hurdles, King County moves ahead with $12M in modular housing for homeless

Nearly two years and three mayoral administrations have come and gone since Seattle and King County officials began discussing a proposal to construct prefabricated modular housing for the city’s homeless residents. The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless is funded by BECU, The...

Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour Game’ links the company’s TV arm with video games and the cloud

When Amazon started a hiring spree of prominent video game developers several years ago, the typically quiet Seattle company didn’t say much about what it planned to do with all of those industry luminaries. That left their peers at  competitors...

Trump turns to Fox friend for coveted interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt was by turn sympathetic and gently probing during her interview with President Donald Trump that aired on Thursday, yet was also caught mischaracterizing one of his answers while promoting the event. The...

Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies. Tyler’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president Wednesday, a day after the song “Livin’ on the Edge”...

‘Minding the Gap’ captures skateboarding as a way of life and lifesaver for 3 friends

Movie review They grew up together in Rockford, Illinois, three boys united by their love of skateboarding. At a certain point — around middle school, it seems — one of them, Bing Liu, began videotaping their exploits. A pleasure of “Minding...

Northwest book festivals to attend this fall, in Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., and Portland

Lit Life Once upon a time, Seattle had a book festival. Called Northwest Bookfest, and taking place in the fall, it ran for a decade in various locations including Pier 48, where my colleague Mary Ann Gwinn wrote of hearing...

Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events Aug. 24-30: Ed Sheeran, Pure Bathing Culture and more

Seattle is a music city. On any given night, there are dozens of events worth attending. To that end, it can be a daunting task to find the show that’s worth the trek. This weekly guide can help you...

Book review: ‘Seeds of Science’ explores GMO crop debates

Book review Mark Lynas has written a timely and important book about changing sides on the topic of genetically modified crops, or GMOs. Whether you support or oppose that technology, “Seeds of Science” is full of surprises. Lynas has a unique...

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