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  • 2013 Buick Verano: Turbo adds punch to compact sedan

    2013 Buick Verano: Turbo adds punch to compact sedan
    The  2013 Buick Verano turbo marks the latest step in Buick's journey from a hopelessly dull brand into one that consistently delivers unexpected fun, features and value. The turbo adds muscle to the likable but leisurely Verano compact sedan. With...
  • 2013 Infiniti JX tones down attitude

    2013 Infiniti JX tones down attitude
    Infiniti chose an odd time to go mainstream. The luxury brand made a name for itself with quirky crossovers like the predatory FX, but its new * * * 2013 JX 35 sticks to the straight and narrow like a plough horse in a field. The seven-passenger family...
  • 2013 Buick Encore: Superb small SUV

     2013 Buick Encore: Superb small SUV
    Buick may have the New Year's first hit on its hands with the   2013 Encore, a mini-crossover that packs an extra-large serving of goodness into a pint-sized package. Almost 20 inches shorter than a Chevrolet Equinox, the Encore is an early entrant into...
  • 2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features

    2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features
    Armed with advanced features and exceptional fuel economy, the  2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup is the first V6-powered full-size pickup that doesn't sneer "cheapskate" every time you start the engine. The Ram 1500 is the artist formerly known as the...
  • Spiritual destinations: Attending religious services far from home

    Spiritual destinations: Attending religious services far from home
    She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry. Then she and her friends heard singing. And it was gospel music. And they followed the sound right into a church. "It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's vision flows through Fallingwater

    Frank Lloyd Wright's vision flows through Fallingwater
    MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house. It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
  • Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp

    Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp
    MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole. It's not that someone else...
  • Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies

    Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies
    NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...
  • Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent

    Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent
    "Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline --- GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics

    Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...