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  • Lake Mead hits a new low, but the drought has a silver lining -- tourism

    Lake Mead hits a new low, but the drought has a silver lining -- tourism
    Bruce Nelson was just a baby when Lake Mead was at its mightiest. That was 1983 — ancient history to the 32-year-old whose family has run marinas here for three generations — when the lake gushed over Hoover Dam like a desert Niagara Falls....
  • FAO Schwarz's toy soldiers are no match for Manhattan's sky-high rents

    FAO Schwarz's toy soldiers are no match for Manhattan's sky-high rents
    Talk about rubbing salt into a wound. A month after toy lovers got word that FAO Schwarz would be closing its famous toy store here — yes, the same store where actors Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played "Chopsticks" on the giant floor piano in...
  • Warm words for his cold hometown: Artist celebrates blue-collar Buffalo

    Warm words for his cold hometown: Artist celebrates blue-collar Buffalo
    There's a joke out there somewhere — quite a few of them actually — with the bustling, beautiful and sometimes weather-cursed city of Buffalo as the punchline. But one thing's for sure: Graphic artist Michael Morgulis isn't telling it....
  • Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage: Lynchings

    Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage: Lynchings
    Bryan Stevenson was driving to a jailhouse meeting in the morning gloom, through stands of loblolly pines and sweet gum trees, when he spotted the mammoth Confederate flag unfurled along Interstate 65, near a town called Clanton. He flinched. And looked...
  • UC San Diego sues USC and scientist, alleging conspiracy to take funding, data

    UC San Diego sues USC and scientist, alleging conspiracy to take funding, data
    UC San Diego has sued USC and a nationally recognized Alzheimer's disease researcher, alleging that they illegally conspired to take federal funding, data and employees from a UC San Diego study center on the illness. The lawsuit, filed in San Diego...
  • Fallen Medal of Honor recipient may finally come home from World War II

    Fallen Medal of Honor recipient may finally come home from World War II
    Seven decades after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the remains of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. may soon be home. The remains of at least three dozen Marines killed in the battle for Tarawa Atoll were...
  • In Chicago, rooftop farming is getting off the ground

    In Chicago, rooftop farming is getting off the ground
    For more than a decade, Chicago has been at the forefront of the green-roof movement. Now the city is poised to take an active role in the next environmental push — using roofs to grow food. Rooftop farms are popping up around the city: on a...
  • A drag queen's final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him

    A drag queen's final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him
    From under his black veil, sweat trickled down Paul Valdez's face. On the long walk to the casket in the towering Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, dozens of pairs of drifting eyes found him and bored in. To his left, through the veil's...
  • Flames of anxiety at the U.S. fire command center in Idaho

    The map on the large video screen at the far end of the room provides a real-time snapshot of the forest fires raging across the western U.S. On this morning, the picture isn't pretty. It's ominous in a hold-on-to-your-seat way that casts a pall over...
  • Lack of clear front-runner in huge 2016 field highlights fractures within GOP

    Lack of clear front-runner in huge 2016 field highlights fractures within GOP
    Running for president is not quite what it used to be. Candidates once had to rely on the support of party leaders, who assessed their electability; on a broad fundraising base to sustain them until victory brought in fresh cash; and on a handful of...
  • Black church fires raise fears; crime data suggest blazes are not unusual

    Black church fires raise fears; crime data suggest blazes are not unusual
    Thousands of social media users are tweeting the same question: Who is burning black churches? Fires at six black churches in the South over the last 10 days have stirred fears that racial violence on houses of worship is making a comeback —...