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  • Birders keep eyes on the skies

     Birders keep eyes on the skies
    If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime. The three birders rush here and there,...
  • Lila Downs a singer without borders

    Lila Downs a singer without borders
    Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
  • Top-flight Singapore

    Top-flight Singapore
    A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight. It made him want Singapore...
  • Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West

    Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West
    First, a little question: Does anybody hedge their bets the way a weather forecaster does? Predictions for this winter call for another La Niña, the same cocktail of conditions that delivered last season's epic snowfall. Sure to be a happy hour...
  • Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world

    Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world
    Best in Chicago. Best in North America. Closing in on best in the world. Grant Achatz is rapidly running out of titles to secure. Alinea was named the No. 6 restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant magazine in its annual ranking of the top...
  • Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person

    Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Federal investigators and officials from California and Arizona utility companies say that a massive blackout that affected nearly 7 million people last month was not caused by the actions of a single worker doing repairs, as...
  • Where obnoxious buffalo roam

    Where obnoxious buffalo roam
    MINNEAPOLIS — The bison were calling to me. Ever since I moved to Minnesota in 2005, I imagined great herds of noble buffalo waiting on some distant plain, munching the tall bluestem and porcupine grass, and when I would wander out among them,...
  • 2 Ohio amusement parks among top 20

    Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association. Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
  • What is the most popular color for cars?

     
    Paint manufacturer PPG says white is most popular car color...
  • Gap to close 34% of namesake U.S. stores by end of 2013

     
    Gap to close stores in U.S., struggling apparel giant Gap to reduce North America store count by 34%...
  • Jewish chaplains memorial opens in Arlington Cemetery

     
      Fourteen Jewish chaplains who died in service were honored with a memorial on Chaplains Hill in Arlington National Cemetery. The Jewish Chaplains Memorial was dedicated Oct. 24 on the 150th anniversary of service by rabbis in the military.  “It is...