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  • Hockey tradition at Sundance fest is the reel deal

    Hockey tradition at Sundance fest is the reel deal
    John Ondrasik is holding the Stanley Cup. The pop-rock musician has just finished coaching a team to a big hockey win and is walking across the ice to deliver sports' most famous trophy, his shoes stepping tentatively toward a far face-off circle. OK,...
  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
  • Mark Schultz, of 'Foxcatcher' fame, still grapples with Hollywood spotlight

    Mark Schultz, of 'Foxcatcher' fame, still grapples with Hollywood spotlight
    "Wake up, Turbo," Mark Schultz said, talking to his phone. The Droid Turbo didn't respond. "Wake up, Turbo," he prodded again. "Wake up, Turbo! Call Bennett Miller." The screen remained blank, so he sighed and dialed the "Foxcatcher" director's number...
  • Unlike generations past, universities crack down on fraternity transgressions

    The images of higher education seared themselves into the consciences of several generations: bad boys acting out, drinking too much, using too much profanity, torturing pledges, besmirching women and insulting racial groups. In recent weeks and months,...
  • Presidential long shots often win big after losing election

    Presidential long shots often win big after losing election
    Heeding the call of his own voice, celebrity developer Donald Trump announced Wednesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, flirting — again — with a contest he stands no chance of winning. His declaration, with a...
  • Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project

    Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project
    Otila Bell settles into a chair on the front porch of her house, swaddled in coats, sweaters and blankets to ward off the bitter chill. A box of felt-tip markers sits on a table beside her, and steam rises temptingly from a large thermos filled with hot...
  • 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...