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  • Winter the dolphin's rescue off Volusia has Hollywood ending

    Winter the dolphin's rescue off Volusia has Hollywood ending
    Nearly five years ago, a wintry day of fishing turned into a dolphin-rescue story made for Hollywood. And now the tale of the tail is being made by Hollywood. "Dolphin Tale" is based on the life story of Winter the dolphin, who lost her tail but now...
  • On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass

    On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass
    — Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan. But every day it sails between this old...
  • Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu

    Maryland chefs want to put snakeheads on the menu
    Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass. Wells wants the Asian...
  • Russell Brand's Bodyguards Accused of Assaulting Photographers

    Russell Brand's Bodyguards Accused of Assaulting Photographers
    RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK, India -- Russell Brand's bodyguards assaulted four news photographers, including one from The Associated Press, when they were taking pictures of the British comedian Friday in an Indian tiger reserve before his wedding to Katy...
  • Hospitals adding R & R to treatment plan

    Hospitals adding R & R to treatment plan
    Susan Thomas would rather have been home with her cat, but the Bensenville resident instead was at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for about a month recently, recovering from a bout of pancreatitis. But Thomas, who has since gone home, said her experience...
  • Finding strength by building camp

    Finding strength by building camp
    Eric Lentz and his wife, Deanna Hallagan, used to joke that if they ever won the lottery, they would open a camp for troubled teens. The camp dream came true, but under far different circumstances. Within months of being diagnosed with stage 4 colon...
  • All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite

    All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite
    Bedbugs combine all of the bloodsucking annoyance of mosquitoes with the survival instinct of cockroaches. No bigger than apple seeds, the adult bugs hide in ingenious places — inside electrical outlets, behind baseboards, deep in carpet fibers &#...
  • A cadaver gets under her skin

    A cadaver gets under her skin
    We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels. Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
  • Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today

    Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today
    The bombs erupted along Pier No. 1, thousands of them, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. And 66 years later, you can still spot a few twisted hunks of metal near water's edge, an American flag snapping in the wind overhead. This is Port...
  • Resurgence of an age-old pest is driving Chicago buggy

    Resurgence of an age-old pest is driving Chicago buggy
    Dana Strong lies awake every night wondering if bedbugs are crawling up her bed and onto her sheets. She scratches imaginary bites and tosses and turns on her new mattress, which has a plastic cover to keep out the bloodsucking parasites. "It's horrible,...
  • Use of bedbug-sniffing dogs growing

    Use of bedbug-sniffing dogs growing
    Angel is the perfect employee for her job. She's low to the ground, doggedly determined. And she works for kibble. Angel is a trained scent-detection beagle with K9 P.I., a company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Her specialty? Sniffing out bedbugs....