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  • A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier

    A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier
    The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas. Seattle'...
  • Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open

    Murray survives cramps and Venus ducks bees at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
  • Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai

    Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai
    At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye. "The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
  • Schiavone One Step From Main Draw

     Schiavone One Step From Main Draw
    NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week. The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
  • From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed aging nation

    From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed aging nation
    Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two. Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company...
  • Wimbledon Finalist Eugenie Bouchard Picks Up First Win Since London

    Wimbledon Finalist Eugenie Bouchard Picks Up First Win Since London
    NEW HAVEN — Until Monday afternoon, Eugenie Bouchard had not won a match since the semifinals of Wimbledon. Bouchard, the third-seed at the Connecticut Open and the eighth-ranked player in the world, dispatched Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, 6-1 6-1...
  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
  • U.S. tech firms under increasing scrutiny in China

    The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China. Anti-monopoly investigators have raided Microsoft's China offices, and the government has banned Windows 8 from state computers. San Diego-based chip maker...
  • Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston

    Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston
    U.S. Navy divers confirmed Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is the World War II heavy cruiser Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “...