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  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the...
  • On the prowl for the best food — and mezcal — in Oaxaca, Mexico

    On the prowl for the best food — and mezcal — in Oaxaca, Mexico
    This city is obsessed with food. And it also happens to have some of the best eating in all of Mexico. Everywhere you go, something tempts. You find yourself darting like a hummingbird from tender sweet buns with a bowl of hot chocolate (order it with...
  • Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions

    Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions
    Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. In eastern Ukraine, a...
  • Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part

     Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part
    Owners of coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in Illinois told regulators Monday that they should look to other generators to reduce the state's carbon footprint. "A more cost-effective approach for Illinois is likely to include the voluntary...
  • The power to lead

    With thoughtful planning and focused leadership, Virginia could be a titan of production and one the most important states for energy on the East Coast. Our natural resources have the commonwealth poised to be a national leader in energy, and properly...
  • A short drive from Seattle, the hiking is spectacular

    My son, Graeme, took a look at the rock sloping for 50 feet above us and asked, "Can I try it?" We were a quarter of the way through a loop in Washington's Teanaway region, 120 miles east of Seattle, that would take us to spectacular Lake Ingalls,...
  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

    UM study warns of health impacts from fracking
    A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland. The study, released Monday, raises the stakes...
  • Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

    WASHINGTON It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet...
  • Pump prices keep dipping on rising U.S. output

    Gasoline Gas prices continue to decline despite tensions in Iraq and Ukraine, thanks to rising U.S. output. Greater domestic supplies have led "to the cheapest gas prices for August in years," travel club AAA said. On Monday, the price of regular gas in...
  • In western Canada, Squamish a haven for outdoor enthusiasts

    I've driven through this burg of roughly 17,000 souls, about halfway between Vancouver and the skiing and snowboarding resort of Whistler Blackcomb, more than a dozen times. And each trip, I would gaze at the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith that...