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  • A Nature Preserve Where Passenger Pigeons Once Roosted

    A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest. High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...
  • 'Life-threatening' cold settles over Midwest

    The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors. Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
  • Polar vortex moves east and south, widening deep freeze to Atlanta

    Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
  • Piece of Mind: A happy ending to the polar vortex

    We’ve never met our 3-year-old granddog, Ava, but Gil and I will be face-to-face with her when she arrives in La Caņada on Saturday, no doubt weary from her exhausting duty as co-pilot on a 2,100-mile road trip that’s bringing our daughter Kae...
  • Super Museum in Metropolis, Ill., began with a Superman lunchbox

    Super Museum in Metropolis, Ill., began with a Superman lunchbox
    Reporting from Metropolis, Ill. — Growing up in the 1950s, Jim Hambrick wouldn't budge while "Adventures of Superman" was showing on TV. Soon, the Man of Steel, portrayed by actor George Reeves, began to shape Hambrick's life, lasting well beyond...
  • Fun facts about Cincinnati as Solar Bears' playoff series resumes in Ohio

    Fun facts about Cincinnati as Solar Bears' playoff series resumes in Ohio
    James Wittkamp isn't talking. Asked what makes Skyline Chili so good, the 27-year employee of the iconic Cincinnati restaurant refused to lift the veil on the concoction's secret recipe. "It's been rumored for years that one of the secret...
  • Porn won: Hustler's Larry Flynt on his nemesis Charles Keating

    Porn won: Hustler's Larry Flynt on his nemesis Charles Keating
    When Charles Keating’s family announced this week that the infamous savings and loan swindler had died at 90, it seemed only natural to wonder what America’s No. 1 pornographer had to say. After all, before ripping off defenseless retirees,...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails: The Kentucky Navy at The Tavern Room

    Great Baltimore cocktails: The Kentucky Navy at The Tavern Room
    Drinking makes you smarter -- at least, that's the case at Harbor East's The Tavern Room. In name and style, this newly opened front division of Fleet Street Kitchen portrays a laid-back sense of refinement that's a nod to both classic American...
  • Where does the South begin?

    Ever wonder just where the South starts? I used to think I knew: at the bottom of Cantrell Hill here in little old Little Rock, Ark., for every morning I leave the highlands and pines, and wind on downtown, where the hardwoods and Dixie start. It starts...
  • Vanished Ohio Valley potteries produced many popular lines of china and glass

    Q: My dad gave me these seven plates and I just keep them boxed. Can you tell me anything about them? A: Seen in images sent, our reader has plates from a dinnerware set by Taylor Smith and Taylor, an American china manufacturer. We have no info on...
  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...