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  • Flames of anxiety at the U.S. fire command center in Idaho

    The map on the large video screen at the far end of the room provides a real-time snapshot of the forest fires raging across the western U.S. On this morning, the picture isn't pretty. It's ominous in a hold-on-to-your-seat way that casts a pall over...
  • Christian activist decries 'evil' gay marriage with a honey-smooth voice

    In a state where 86% of voters cast ballots for a ban on gay weddings in 2004, and where opposition is fierce to last week's Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right, Meeke Addison stands out from the fire-and-brimstone...
  • Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?

    Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?
    When the Supreme Court convened in 1967 to decide the case of Loving vs. Virginia, 16 Southern states had made it a crime for interracial couples to marry. The trial judge who convicted Richard and Mildred Loving said such laws reflected divine will....
  • A career with 'Saturday Night Live' was in the cue cards

    A career with 'Saturday Night Live' was in the cue cards
    As a kid, Wally Feresten longed to write for television. He just never imagined that he'd be doing it with a felt marker on 14-by-22-inch pieces of recycled cardboard. For 25 years now, Feresten has been the cue card guy at "Saturday Night Live." An...
  • Underwater rivals battle for fastest human-powered submarine

    Underwater rivals battle for fastest human-powered submarine
    The sleek black mini-submarine accelerated through the water as the two pilots crammed inside pedaled hard, spinning the rear propeller faster and faster. "Allez! Allez!" urged Philippe Dupuis, a 25-year-old Frenchman, who watched on a television...
  • U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools

    U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools
    The government has ordered at least five additional helicopter training programs to stop enrolling more veterans, part of a continuing crackdown to end GI Bill abuses that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. The latest restrictions have...
  • Self-appointed watchdogs of Texas police are in the streets and in your face

    Self-appointed watchdogs of Texas police are in the streets and in your face
    Kenny Lovett sweated through an intersection in this Dallas suburb, eyes twitching to either side of the highway. He didn't like being out here exposed in Bike Cop Mike's turf. Sure enough, enemy colors soon filled the rearview mirror of Lovett's...
  • NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

    NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide
    Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA? It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution. "They are really small,"...
  • Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center

    Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center
    At the 50-acre compound here holding hundreds of immigrant women and children, the lights stay on 24-7. At night they're dimmed, but not entirely out. Security, officials say. The lights are among the persistent reminders that the South Texas Family...
  • SayHerName: Female black lives matter too

    SayHerName: Female black lives matter too
    Four months after Eric Garner died during an altercation with police on Staten Island, N.Y., officers in Cleveland found themselves struggling to subdue a 37-year-old with a history of mental illness. As in Garner's case, the person was black, unarmed...
  • In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine

    In quest to raise $6 billion, USC runs a massive fundraising machine
    USC President C. L. Max Nikias was 1,400 miles from the Los Angeles campus, but he knew just how to appeal to his audience. In a swanky hotel ballroom, he told the crowd of alumni and donors that Texas had become the largest feeder of students to USC...