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  • Baking saved this man during the Holocaust, and is still his livelihood

    Baking saved this man during the Holocaust, and is still his livelihood
    Of all the guilty culinary pleasures that Ernie Feld whips up at his tiny pastry shop in the forest, one is particularly bittersweet: the popular poppy-seed strudels. That's the delicacy Feld made for the Nazi SS officers who held him captive as their...
  • In Iowa, Hillary Clinton is listening but not saying much

    In Iowa, Hillary Clinton is listening but not saying much
    Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off her presidential run in Iowa with an implicit pledge: that she would be a different candidate and run a different campaign than in 2008, when she was viewed as imperial and distant en route to a third-place finish in...
  • The key players in Obama's appeal on deportation deferral program

    The key players in Obama's appeal on deportation deferral program
    State and federal lawyers on opposite sides of the immigration divide are set to square off in federal appeals court Friday before three judges who will decide whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama’s executive action, which seeks to...
  • Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain made his name is back in business

    Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain made his name is back in business
    One wonders what Mark Twain himself would make of the news: The Gold Rush-era newspaper for which he once penned stories and witticisms on frontier life as a fledgling journalist is once again in print after a decades-long hiatus. Following numerous...
  • South Carolina cop charged in shooting is 'wonderful person,' mother says

    South Carolina cop charged in shooting is 'wonderful person,' mother says
    Karen Sharpe on Friday visited her son, Michael, under circumstances no mother would ever want to endure. She saw Michael T. Slager, a former police officer charged with murder, from behind a glass prison partition. He wore a black-and-white striped...
  • Obama conquered the West for Democrats, but now it's back in play

    When President Obama claimed the Democratic nomination en route to the White House, he planted his party flag in this Rocky Mountain capital, vowing to end Washington's dysfunction and find elusive consensus around issues such as immigration, guns and...
  • Birmingham's Vulcan statue, often the butt of jokes, remains well-loved

    Birmingham's Vulcan statue, often the butt of jokes, remains well-loved
    The statue goes by just one name: Vulcan. Around this polite Southern metropolis, he's famous for his oversized head, manly beard, blacksmith's apron and fearsome spear he raises toward the sky. There's also a risque little feature that likens him...
  • Bromberg's employee has seen Alabama jewelry store, owners through 75 years

    Bromberg's employee has seen Alabama jewelry store, owners through 75 years
    She walks with a cane now, the petite white-haired woman who has meant so much for so long in Ricky Bromberg's life. "Can I take your purse?" he asks as Frances Moore eases into the jewelry store his family has owned for six generations. "You hold on to...
  • Chop Chop Chinaman restaurant's name sparks vandalism, debate in Chicago

    Chop Chop Chinaman restaurant's name sparks vandalism, debate in Chicago
    The evening of Feb. 17 was an otherwise quiet one for Chicago Police District 19. The incidents report showed a motor vehicle theft and an attempt to cash a counterfeit check. Then came HY154977 at 5:56 p.m. The offense: criminal damage to property at a...
  • Two suicides leave Missouri Republican Party in disarray

    Two suicides leave Missouri Republican Party in disarray
    When Missouri's state auditor and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Schweich shot himself in his home in February, his death shattered those close to him. And by coming at a time he had accused the state party chairman of spreading anti-Semitic...
  • Did North Charleston, S.C., police try to aid Walter Scott after shooting?

    Did North Charleston, S.C., police try to aid Walter Scott after shooting?
    The graphic and now familiar video showing Officer Michael T. Slager shooting Walter L. Scott does not include images of officers aiding Scott, leading some people to question whether police tried to save the man's life. But according to accounts by...