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L.A. NOWYosemite National Park officials said they "thought very seriously" about closing a second camp early after a case of hantavirus was linked to the site, but have decided to keep them open....
World NowSix Italian scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison Monday for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila of the risk of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people. Scientists around the world...
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...
Insurers face claims of almost $2 billion from fires, hail and thunderstorms that hit parts of the United States last month, broker Aon Benfield said, though the impact of natural catastrophes so far in 2012 remains well below last year. Hailstorms in...
Tags: Japan, Thailand, Natural Disasters, Weather, Weather Reports
MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world's Internet population. Now it's going after the rest. Facebook wants to reach every single person on the Internet whether they are logging on from a laptop in Santa...
Sundance unveils 2013 competition lineup: Sexuality a major theme in dramatic slate; documentaries, NEXT also announcedVarietyFilms devoted to exploring the myriad forms of human sexuality have an unusually prominent place in the 2013 Sundance program, festival director John Cooper noted as he unveiled the fest's competition slates on Wednesday. Citing titles slotted into the U....
Chicago Tribune reportersIn recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
Tags: China, Confucianism, Newspapers, Political Systems, Robert Gates
CNNMYANMAR -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number...
"It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man." -- Calvin Coolidge WASHINGTON -- Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a...
Tags: China, Democratic Party, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney
KIAHWhen it rains it pours, and people in southwest China are feeling that first hand. A month after an earthquake shook the southwest region of China to its core a landslide hit the same area. Police say after several days of rain the side of a mountain...
Ai Weiwei marked a year on Thursday since he was released from imprisonment, saying that he is still forbidden from traveling abroad and continues to face pressure from the Chinese government. The outspoken artist was placed in secret detention last...
Tags: Ai Weiwei, Arts and Culture, Arts
The clearest sign that American poetry is in disarray is that the best poet we have is Frederick Seidel. I say this approvingly, for one effect of reading Seidel closely is to realize just how sodden the rest of the poetic field is.In one row we find...
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