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  • Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts

    Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts
    Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead. With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...
  • Toyota first quarter profit rise beats estimates, U.S. sales outlook raised

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp posted a forecast-beating 4.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit and raised its North America vehicle sales target for the year to next March, boosted by strong sales of SUVs and pickup trucks in the United...
  • Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, Calif. THE LAYOUT: Lake Chabot reopened in April 2007 after completion of a much-needed...
  • Travel Books: Peru hikes, exploring the northern territories

    Travel Books: Peru hikes, exploring the northern territories
    "Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast" Smithsonian Books, $40 Too much emphasis is placed on observing man-made borders rather than on just experiencing the natural contours and geography of the Earth for its own sake. A case in...
  • Beam Suntory picks Campbell exec to lead North America business

    Beam Suntory picks Campbell exec to lead North America business
    Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month. Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...
  • Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

    NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...
  • 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan

    2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan
    Three decades ago the minivan appeared as a viable replacement for the stodgy station wagon. Now, Ford thinks it has a viable alternative to the stodgy minivan: the Transit Connect Wagon.  Just don't call it a wagon around anyone wearing a Ford logo....
  • The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'

    The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'
    There’s growing debate in Beatles fan circles over whether an untitled, unidentified recording that’s been available for half a century is or isn’t the work of the Fab Four themselves. The track in question, featured prominently in the...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...