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  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
  • Company seeks state permit for Lower Milford quarry plan

    A Montgomery County company seeking to mine rock in Lower Milford Township has reapplied to the state for a permit to start an operation that could eventually affect more than 400 acres at Kings Highway and West Mill Hill Road. Fresh off its latest court...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Family Fun Night In Wethersfield

    Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative To Celebrate Week Of The Young Child With A Family Fun Night In celebration of Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Wethersfield Early...
  • Segarra Mum On Plan To Close Budget Gap

     Segarra Mum On Plan To Close Budget Gap
    City administrators are grappling with how to offset an estimated $44 million deficit as Mayor Pedro Segarra prepares to unveil his 2014-15 spending plan Monday. Early projections showed Hartford's expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year totaling...
  • Environmental groups file suit to stop $1.3B Illiana toll road proposal

    Environmental groups file suit to stop $1.3B Illiana toll road proposal
    Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit today to block the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana toll road that would serve primarily as a trucking corridor linking interstates in Illinois and Indiana. The lawsuit challenges the Illinois Department of...
  • Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen

    Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen
    In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...
  • The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?

    NEWCASTLE, England/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved. Beyond...
  • Guinea cancels BSGR, Vale iron ore mining permits

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's government has accepted a report recommending the cancellation of two iron ore concessions held by BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian miner Vale , a spokesman said on state television on Thursday. A...
  • Isle of Wight residents split on proposed budget

    ISLE OF WIGHT — More than a dozen Isle of Wight residents spoke about the proposed budget at a Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday night, with some offering support for the proposal and many pleading with the supervisors not to defund programs....
  • NASA Langley part of new space tech research

    NASA Langley part of new space tech research
    The technologies needed to get humans deeper into space and safely on another planet are continuing apace, and will take financial commitments for years to come, a NASA official says. But NASA's partnerships with industry and academia to develop and...
  • Beijing's bid to move polluting firms watched warily in nearby regions

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital has ordered more than 50 companies to shut down this year in an effort to cut pollution but pushing factories out could raise objections in surrounding areas reluctant to host Beijing's polluters. Smog-shrouded Beijing...