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  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan" by Rick Perlstein; Simon & Schuster (856 pages, $37.50) "The Invisible Bridge" is the third beefy volume in Perlstein's chronicle...
  • Gas prices still dropping; can they dip below $3 per gallon soon?

    Gas prices still dropping; can they dip below $3 per gallon soon?
    Motorists are now enjoying the lowest August gas prices since 2010. Four years ago, Aug. 1 prices in the U.S.  averaged $2.74 per gallon. They reached $3.71 per gallon in 2011 and now, they're $3.50 per gallon, down about 3 cents from last week, said...
  • Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries

     Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries
    It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: USDA Grant Funds Bio-Energy Research Community Economic Development In CT

    Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Iraqi government offers Kurds air support against militants

    The Iraqi government said Monday it would offer air support to Kurdish forces fighting to push back Islamist rebels who in recent days have seized new swaths of territory in northern Iraq. The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian tragedy as...
  • Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory
    Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. The war games, coinciding with another buildup...
  • In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking

    When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
  • 'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time

    'Kingdom of Ice' uncovers a polar adventure frozen in time
    The great achievement of Hampton Sides' unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages. "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette" tells...
  • VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management

    VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management
    A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay. The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
  • Archeological teams unearth history in historic Crete

    KAVOUSI, Greece High on a hill overlooking the Mirabello Bay and what the poet Homer called the "wine dark sea," work resumed in June uncovering an ancient city that had been lost for millennia. Archaeologists and students from North Carolina and...