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  • What really caused the deaths of 19 firefighters in Yarnell?

    An extensive and intriguing story in a Phoenix newspaper suggests that there might be more to the deaths of 19 elite firefighters this summer than just a freak storm that whipped the fire near Yarnell, Ariz., around them, cutting off their escape. The...
  • Nissan To Offer Autonomous Cars by 2020

     
    Roads could look very different in the year 2020 if Nissan's plans for an autonomous fleet of vehicles becomes a reality. The automaker announced that it hopes to have multiple, commercially-viable autonomous drive vehicles on the road by 2020. Nissan.......
  • Problem Solver: Getting construction bond back turns into major project

    Problem Solver: Getting construction bond back turns into major project
    It was more than a decade ago that Jack Ezell handed the village of Skokie a check for $250, a bond deposit for a construction job he was starting through his company, Ezell Builders. He completed the job, but never got the money back. "He probably...
  • Travel by city's water chief questioned

    Travel by city's water chief questioned
    The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
  • Obama's 'idiot' defense

    Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
  • Sedgwick Co. offers solutions to fix elections office problems

    Sedgwick Co. offers solutions to fix elections office problems
    Sedgwick County comes up with solutions to fix problems at its elections office. Last August and November "human errors" and faulty voting machines caused delays and computer mistakes that held up results for hours. "We think if people were properly...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan and writer/director Ryan Coogler

    Video/Q&A: 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan and writer/director Ryan Coogler
    ¬†You can’t blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted. “I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old...
  • Off track on safer trains

    Off track on safer trains
    On Sept. 12, 2008, hundreds of Los Angeles-area commuters had begun their trips home from work, reflecting on their days and making plans for the evening ahead as they relaxed aboard Metrolink 111. At 4:22 p.m., however, those plans — and their...
  • Caregiving's a marathon

    Caregiving is exhausting. Grueling. Draining. Wearing. Simply strenuous. There's no other way, no other declarative sentence, to explain it. I, who have long tried to channel the Energizer Bunny, collapse in bed every night, bone-weary but mind racing. I...
  • A problem with your reservation? Maybe your travel agent should pay

    A problem with your reservation? Maybe your travel agent should pay
    When Jennifer Forbes and her husband checked in for a recent flight from Richmond, Va., to Freeport, Bahamas, they discovered that there are worse ways to start a vacation than having an invalid ticket. Much worse. The airline on which they had...
  • Review: Gut-wrenching 'The Summit' scales new heights

    Review: Gut-wrenching 'The Summit' scales new heights
    K2 in the Himalayas is known to climbers as the most difficult of mountains, a savage peak, the second highest in the world, with the power to cloud men's minds. On the morning of Aug. 1, 2008, however, everything looked easy. "Conditions were perfect,"...