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  • Bar owner and Utah neighbors feud over copper bull's 'party-hat-shaped' appendage

    Bar owner and Utah neighbors feud over copper bull's 'party-hat-shaped' appendage
    Here's the story with the big copper penis, and every word of it is true. Steve Ward was traveling from southern Utah to Las Vegas, as he often does — a little business, a little pleasure. Gleaming from the highway stood a giant copper statue of a...
  • Murder charge dropped against Georgia woman who took pills for abortion

    Murder charge dropped against Georgia woman who took pills for abortion
    Prosecutors dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a Georgia woman who took pills to terminate her pregnancy, admitting that the state could not punish her for her actions against her unborn fetus. Kenlissia Jones, 23, of Albany, Ga., was arrested...
  • A cabbie's-eye view of Vegas, on Twitter

    A cabbie's-eye view of Vegas, on Twitter
    The night cabbie knows this: No reader really cares about him. The stars all sit in the back seat, with their wild stories, brazen stupidity and every so often, sage lessons. Andrew Gnatovich tweets about the luck of the ride, good or bad. Like...
  • Spirit of Hunter S. Thompson lingers at his favorite Colorado bar

    On most days someone will wander into this rustic little saloon in a lush valley outside Aspen seeking directions to the house of late journalist Hunter S. Thompson. "I tell them, 'You know he's dead, don't you?'" said Rachael Bannon, a waitress at...
  • No need for alarm: South Carolina town's Peachoid tower is getting a face-lift, that's all

    No need for alarm: South Carolina town's Peachoid tower is getting a face-lift, that's all
    Everybody's worried about the Peachoid. Is it being torn down? Is Gaffney replacing the iconic peach-shaped water tower that looms over Interstate 85 like a rising sun? Actually, the 135-foot tower has merely been getting a face-lift —...
  • On overseas tour, Jeb Bush hopes to prove himself on foreign policy

    On overseas tour, Jeb Bush hopes to prove himself on foreign policy
    World affairs are constants in Jeb Bush's life. He met his wife while a teenager studying in Mexico, majored in Latin American affairs in college and lived in Venezuela as a young businessman. He speaks fluent Spanish. He had a front-row seat to the...
  • 1 World Trade Center: A high-tech ride symbolizing New York's resilience

    1 World Trade Center: A high-tech ride symbolizing New York's resilience
    From the bedrock of lower Manhattan, a new tower has risen to claim a place of prominence in an ever-resilient city. Such is the message driven home during the slick, high-tech presentation that accompanies a visit to the new observation deck at 1 World...
  • New Smithsonian museum curators pursue the stories in Baltimore's protests

    New Smithsonian museum curators pursue the stories in Baltimore's protests
    As Aaron Bryant walked along North Avenue on the night of Freddie Gray's funeral, his photographer's eye noted how the rising flames framed the "waves of police in riot gear" and the wall of ministers calling for calm. Instinctively, the Baltimore man...
  • Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with 'Housing First' program

    Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with 'Housing First' program
    Terry Birch recalls walking cautiously into the tiny one-bedroom apartment seven months ago, like a cat exploring a box, or something wild fearful of a trap. After two decades on the streets, he finally had a real roof over his head, a home to call...
  • Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08

    Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08
    Before coming to Washington, Rand Paul was an eye doctor and anti-tax crusader in Kentucky. Marco Rubio was speaker of the Florida House. Ted Cruz was the top appellate lawyer for the state of Texas. Those jobs would seem to pale beside their current...
  • Commencement speeches reach wider audiences long after graduation day

    Mellody Hobson was apprehensive at first when she was invited to deliver this year's main commencement address at USC. After all, she said, "you have to recognize that this is a very important moment in a young person's life. And there is nothing worse...