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  • As New Orleans airport attacker dies, his motive remains a mystery

    As New Orleans airport attacker dies, his motive remains a mystery
    He never said a word. Carol Richel, a TSA worker at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, shared the detail as she recounted how a man suddenly produced a machete and chased her down Concourse B, swinging the blade wildly. He stopped only...
  • Florida coral restoration may take $250 million, and 400 years

    Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: about $250 million. How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly). No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn...
  • In Alabama same-sex marriage battle, county judges caught in the middle

    In Alabama same-sex marriage battle, county judges caught in the middle
    About 9 o'clock the night of Feb. 8, Judge Tim Russell felt his phone vibrate, which seemed strange at that hour. It was his work phone. He and his wife, Sandy, had just finished the long drive from Birmingham, Ala., where they visited family, back home...
  • California's Darrell Issa loses power along with House oversight committee post

    California's Darrell Issa loses power along with House oversight committee post
    For four years, Rep. Darrell Issa presided over one of the highest-profile oversight committees in Congress, becoming a fixture in the national news as he took the Obama administration to task for everything from bank bailouts to corruption in...
  • Suspicion surrounds Mississippi hanging, though suicide is suspected

    Suspicion surrounds Mississippi hanging, though suicide is suspected
    They found the black man's body hanging by a bedsheet from a locust tree. Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas called in everybody he could think of. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The FBI. By late Friday, a day after the disturbing...
  • On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt

    On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt
    Friday marks the first day of spring, but tell that to cities still smothered in snow. Consider Boston, which Sunday set a new record for snow in a single season there — 108.6 inches. The city famous for tossing tea into the harbor has lately...
  • Unlike generations past, universities crack down on fraternity transgressions

    The images of higher education seared themselves into the consciences of several generations: bad boys acting out, drinking too much, using too much profanity, torturing pledges, besmirching women and insulting racial groups. In recent weeks and months,...
  • Presidential long shots often win big after losing election

    Presidential long shots often win big after losing election
    Heeding the call of his own voice, celebrity developer Donald Trump announced Wednesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, flirting — again — with a contest he stands no chance of winning. His declaration, with a...
  • Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project

    Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project
    Otila Bell settles into a chair on the front porch of her house, swaddled in coats, sweaters and blankets to ward off the bitter chill. A box of felt-tip markers sits on a table beside her, and steam rises temptingly from a large thermos filled with hot...
  • Snow problems in Boston send a chill through 2024 Olympic bid

    Snow problems in Boston send a chill through 2024 Olympic bid
    The hundreds of grumpy commuters crammed into South Station vented to one another as they waited to see whether their trains would be canceled or delayed. The snowiest winter on record had already exposed deep gaps in this city's infrastructure and soured...
  • Las Vegas pedestrians are gambling with their lives

    Las Vegas pedestrians are gambling with their lives
    Tom Rainey is dressed in a flashy leprechaun costume, out to play the odds: Just before St. Patrick's Day, he strolls through a marked crosswalk in the middle of a block — with no stop sign or traffic light — amid the grinding teeth of...