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  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Drought linked to polluted winter air

    Drought linked to polluted winter air
    California's parched winter brought a big surge in air pollution, pushing the number of bad air days one-third higher than the previous winter and posing a serious health threat, state air quality officials said Tuesday. Levels of haze-forming soot...
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat

    Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week. The family of four, including Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, and partner...
  • Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year

    Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year
    To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a temporary reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits. Wood can be burned in the pits until March 24, said City Manager...
  • Celebrants can burn wood on Persian New Year

    Celebrants can burn wood on Persian New Year
    To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a slight reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits. Wood can be burned in the pits until March 24, said City Manager...
  • Local Voices North: March 6 edition

    Local Voices North: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Winnetka, Glenview and Park Ridge. Winnetka 'secret' A resident once complained to me that if "Winnetka's dirty little secret" got out, no one would want to move here anymore. "What's the dirty little secret?" I asked....
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat from Wal-Mart

    Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat from Wal-Mart
    Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week. The family of four, including Rosado Morales, who was nine months pregnant, and husband...
  • Daylight saving time: 13 ways to survive the time change

    Daylight saving time: 13 ways to survive the time change
    Daylight saving time is little more than an annoyance to many people. But for some of us, the "spring forward" aspect -- the loss of one hour's sleep -- creates a national case of jet lag. And it's not just a bad case of grogginess, or the feeling of...
  • Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death

    Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death
    Beautiful and terrifying, the painting hangs in the foyer of Cheech Marin's oceanside home. It depicts a car crash on the upper deck of an L.A. freeway, an appallingly seductive vision of maimed metal erupting into fauvist-tinted fireballs. "That's...
  • Wholesale Electricity Prices Jumped 55% Last Year

    Wholesale Electricity Prices Jumped 55% Last Year
    Higher natural gas prices in New England last year resulted in a steep 55 percent increase in wholesale electricity prices, according to preliminary results from ISO New England, the operator of the region's electric grid and electricity markets. The...
  • Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay

    Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay
    New federal auto emission and fuel standards announced Monday should help clear Maryland's summer smog and even aid the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to state environmental officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the "Tier 3"...