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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Few have faced consequences for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

    Few have faced consequences for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
    Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home and embarrassment abroad....
  • Florida's Python Patrol can show you how to be a snake wrangler

    Florida's Python Patrol can show you how to be a snake wrangler
    So you want to bag a Burmese python, the invasive serpent with giraffe-like markings that has turned the Florida Everglades into its personal buffet? According to Florida officials, you need a snake hook (basically a pole with a bent end), two bags...
  • SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking

    SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking
    Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
  • Swim in New York's East River? A floating pool plan envisions a safe way

    Swim in New York's East River? A floating pool plan envisions a safe way
    On hot summer days, Dong-Ping Wong does what many New Yorkers do; he heads to the riverfront. But then he wants to do what only die-hards would do: go for a swim. "There's this giant body of water, but as a city dweller, you don't ever think that it's...
  • Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history

    Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history
    With President Obama expected to choose the site for his library in coming months, Chicagoans have been engaged in a bitter fight over a proposal to place it in a public park. But this is not the first time a presidential library has been at the center of...
  • U.S. taxpayers stuck with the tab as helicopter flight schools exploit GI Bill loophole

    U.S. taxpayers stuck with the tab as helicopter flight schools exploit GI Bill loophole
    For some flight schools that train helicopter pilots, the GI Bill that took effect in 2009 was a windfall the government never intended. Helicopter schools had been struggling financially, and the bill excluded them from direct funding. But after...
  • Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

    Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack
    Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought. Just look at tiny Forks, Wash., which bills itself as the wettest town in the contiguous United States. As of Thursday, 26.6 inches of rain...
  • Lawsuit over quarter horse's clone may redefine animal breeding

    Lawsuit over quarter horse's clone may redefine animal breeding
    Lynx Melody Too, a clone of a renowned quarter horse, is at the center of a lawsuit that could change the world of animal breeding and competition. Texas horse breeder Jason Abraham and veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen sued the American Quarter Horse Assn....
  • Ferguson seemed poised for change, then violence struck again

    Ferguson seemed poised for change, then violence struck again
    The sniper-like shooting of two policemen has once again plunged this city into turmoil just as a series of federal reforms were launched to right a police department accused of widespread bias against black residents. After the release of a scathing...