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  • Nevada lawmaker seeks to legalize switchblades, saying they 'get a bad rap'

    Nevada lawmaker seeks to legalize switchblades, saying they 'get a bad rap'
    John Ellison is a cowboy philosopher who knows his ranching hardware. The state assemblyman and lifelong cattleman prefers a scuffed-up Bailey cowhand hat, with the brim wide and turned up at the ends. He likes guns and has been known to carry a .22- or...
  • Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal

    Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal
    The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After hotel renovation, Watergate owners hope for a breakthrough

    The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
    Inside the ropes at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym, where boxing savant Floyd Mayweather Jr. once trained and his father coached, the blood and sweat still pour. One fighter throws punishing jabs at an imaginary foe, each as lethal as any predator's...
  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers try to explain his crude gesture

    Defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday tried to downplay prosecution claims that their client had shown anger and defiance at the U.S. when he raised his middle finger at a surveillance camera, and said he...
  • This time, Hillary Clinton plays up her gender and key issues for women

    This time, Hillary Clinton plays up her gender and key issues for women
    Hillary Rodham Clinton waited until the day of her concession speech the last time she ran for president to put the glass ceiling at the center of her campaign. Seven years later, the country and Clinton both have changed. From the start, her campaign...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...
  • Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

    Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety
    There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...