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Bike-trail plan for Beacon Hill parkland divides residents

A proposal to develop mountain-bike trails in the woods of Cheasty Greenspace, on the east slope of Beacon Hill, has found support as well as opposition. Some residents favor more active uses to engage young people, while others want natural park areas in Seattle to remain natural.

6 candidates vie for Senate seat in southeast Seattle, Renton

In the race to succeed state Sen. Adam Kline, five Democrats and one Republican are on the primary ballot. The top two in the Aug. 5 primary move on to the November election for the 37th District state Senate seat.

UPDATE - 11:11 PM

Old film clips found in storage locker turn into unexpected gift

A current-day documentary, “Grays Harbor Happenings,” gives new life to rediscovered film clips depicting life in Grays Harbor nearly a century ago.

State might not need a WSU medical school, experts say

As Washington State University works to build state support for a new WSU-run medical school, some say the country already has enough of them.

Jerry Large

Using your brain to capacity, no miracles necessary

We use all of our brain capacity, but we don’t always do it well. There are cures for that but no miracles.

Nicole & Co.

Mary Ellen Mark revisits ‘Streetwise’ 30 years later

Thirty years after photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, made the landmark documentary “Streetwise” about homeless Seattle teens, the pair returns to revisit the subjects of the film.

Richard Sherman of the Seahawks continues to get ready for whatever comes next

After sensational year and a Super Bowl title, Richard Sherman is watching closely to make sure he doesn’t take any steps backward

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has a chance for an MLS milestone against Galaxy

Sounders coach could notch his 200th MLS victory by beating Los Angeles

With Nahomi Kawasumi leading the way, Seattle Reign blows away Portland 5-0

Nahomi Kawasumi has two goals as Reign improves record to 14-1-4


Arizona’s Patrick Peterson lists himself as league’s best cornerback

Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the league will continue and his opinion will never change: He is the best. Peterson has jousted with Richard Sherman of the Seahawks over which one is the best at the position.

Chris Taylor drives in first run on first extra-base hit

Taylor’s second-inning double gives shortstop first RBI in his second start. He is 3 for 8 in his first three games.

Hall of Fame welcomes three Braves, Frank Thomas, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa

Braves Manager Bobby Cox and pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux join Frank Thomas and manager Joe Torre and Tony La Russa as newest Hall inductees

Italian Vincenzo Nibali of Astana team wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali emerged Sunday as the first Italian winner of the Tour de France in 16 years after a race defined by inclement weather and painful eliminations of other favorites.

Tacoma nips Sacramento, 4-3, in 14 innings

Jesus Montero drives in winning run as James Paxton allows one run on six hits in 41/3 innings in his third rehabilitation start for Rainiers.

Former Husky Sadena Parks wins on the Symetra Tour

Sadena Parks’ 62 helps her rally from seven shots back

Brier Dudley

Audi’s 4G A3 rides into the future as rolling LTE hotspot

One of the first cars in the U.S. to come equipped with 4G LTE wireless service, the 2015 Audi A3 sedan, is put through its paces with a pile of tablets and smartphones connected to the in-car Wi-Fi network for a drive on Highway 520 between Seattle and Redmond.

Brad Smith’s influence grows beyond Microsoft

Microsoft’s general counsel is one of the most influential voices inside the company, partly because he has been in his job since 2002, which makes him the longest serving member of the senior leadership team.

Facebook’s Oculus acquisition renews interest in virtual-reality games

As the technology progresses, developers are moving toward even more immersive experiences using virtual reality. Many see Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus as a turning point of sorts.

Mistake finally trips up ‘most-wanted’ cardsharp

A habitual casino cheat who made his living by sleight-of-hand tricks was arrested at a casino in Pennsylvania after he applied for a player’s club card using his real name and birth date.

Blue Angels to fly over Seattle on Monday

The Blue Angels will fly over the west side of Seattle’s coastline at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

Monday Memo

A look at business events during the week

UPDATE - 11:21 PM

Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

Woman gets 10 years for fatal Colorado bike crash

A woman who struck and killed a Jesuit volunteer on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

Israel resumes offensive after Gaza rocket fire

Israel resumed its Gaza offensive on Sunday, calling off a unilateral extension of a humanitarian cease-fire after Palestinian militants fired several rockets at southern Israel.

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

Editorial: The Times recommends state Rep. Ruth Kagi in 32nd District, Position 2

State Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, is an easy endorsement for another two-year term in Olympia.

Editorial: The Times recommends to keep Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary was appointed to fill the job vacated by John Lovick’s move to county executive. Keep Trenary in his post.

Guest: Making ‘The Mikado’ without Asian stereotypes

How to perform the Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Mikado” without resorting to Asian stereotypes, according to guest columnist Rick Shiomi.

Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist

Don’t take selfies in Auschwitz

Social media have rewritten the social contract and apparently what once did not need explaining now does, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Paul Ryan’s new clothes

“Experimenting” with people’s food-stamp money is not something we should sign onto, writes syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.

Book review

‘Lucky Us:’ two sisters dance to the music of wartime

Amy Bloom’s “Lucky Us” follows two sisters and an ensemble of friends, family and hangers-on as they navigate the tumultuous decade of the 1940s. Bloom will discuss her book Aug. 4 at the Seattle Public Library.

Book review

‘A Spy Among Friends’: Kim Philby, a master of betrayal

Ben Macintyre’s “A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal” looks at the shocking story of Kim Philby, the British intelligence agent who betrayed his country by spying for the Soviet Union, from the perspective of his most loyal friend.

Lit Life

Canadian authors worth discovering

If you aren’t reading them already, you should be: Joseph Boyden, Alistair MacLeod, Louise Penny and others.

Portland painter Stephen O’Donnell tries on new drag

In “Told and Untold Stories,” Portland painter Stephen O’Donnell adds a new historical period or two to his witty self-portraiture in drag, taking it all the way from ancient régime to 1940s movie-star mode. Through Aug. 30, 2014.

July 27 TV Picks: ‘Poirot’ on KCTS

TV picks for Sunday, July 27, 2014, include “Poirot” on KCTS, “Ray Donovan” on Showtime and “The Lottery” on Lifetime.

‘A Reader’s Book of Days,’ a top local best-seller

Tom Nissley and Daniel James Brown lead sales at Phinney Books.

‘Act of War’ and ‘America’ jump to top of book lists

Brad Thor’s “Act of War” leads fiction sales; D’Souza’s “America” top nonfiction sales.

Book review

‘The City Son’: lives fractured by intrafamilial desire

In “The City Son,” Nepalese-American writer Samrat Upadhyay chronicles a family fractured by an illicit relationship.

The List: 3 silver-screen animals we love

A very short list of animals who captured our hearts at the movies.

The Week Ahead: Seafair, Beyoncé, JAY Z, ARCO-PDX

The week of July 27 brings Seafair events, concerts, special exhibits.

Hospitals resist scheduling cesareans just for convenience

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says cesarean surgeries are overused and risky. Doctors and hospitals are following suit.

On Health

In a dietary rut? Here’s how to escape it

The year has passed its midpoint: Time to recommit to eating more whole, fresh, healthful foods.

The People's Pharmacy

Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer’s ear

People’s Pharmacy on home remedies and over-the-counter products for swimmer’s ear; rebound headaches; and keeping psoriasis under control with sun exposure.

Meet the winners of our Pet Selfies contest

Meet three of the winners of The Seattle Times’ Pet Selfies contest, in which we asked readers to riff on the selfie trend by sharing an image they took of themselves with a pet. Nearly 500 of you responded.

Sunday Best: A glimpse of fantasy on a Paris runway

Elie Saab’s collection was a highlight of Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week, as this gown attests.

Fit & Fun

Art, yoga and Zumba at Olympic Sculpture Park’s ‘Kids Day’

The Olympic Sculpture Park will celebrate “Kids Day” on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Dear Carolyn

Big family is drifting apart? So do something about it

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