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  • The sky's the limit [Editorial]

    The sky's the limit  [Editorial]
    If all goes well, NASA may soon be renting privately owned spacecraft to fly its astronauts into space. The agency reportedly is just weeks away from announcing contracts with one or more commercial firms to build a new, reusable orbital vehicle capable...
  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade

     
    Filed under: SUV, Cadillac, New Car Reviews, Luxury I have never liked traveling to Monterey, CA. The picturesque coastal city is about 300 miles from my home in Los Angeles, which means cramped and uncomfortable regional aircraft are part of the equation...
  • ’80 Days': Jules Verne-inspired game brings a more global perspective

     
    THE PLAYER Back in grade school, I proposed doing a book report on “Gold Rush!” — a computer game first […]...
  • Chicagoans camp out in the city

      Chicagoans camp out in the city
    Security guards stood a few feet away and the CTA's Green Line clacked in the background, but the trappings of city life didn't deter the dozens who had erected tents and roasted hot dogs around campfires on the lawn of Garfield Park Conservatory one...
  • McDonnell trial: Nu Skin, anatabine cream and a 6-foot Barbie doll

    April Niamtu's testimony got short shrift this week, but it was fascinating because it was about Jonnie Williams. She was/is Maureen McDonnell's friend, and she's one of the few witnesses Mrs. McDonnell's team called to the stand, in largely because...
  • From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...
  • Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes

    I've never met anyone with any compassion for the mosquito. Besides serving as (not often enough) food for birds, bats and frogs, their only asset is their role as pollinators. Now more than ever, especially as gardeners, we need to be aware of the...
  • California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals

    The state Senate on Friday acted on stricter ethics rules meant to restore public confidence in the Legislature after three senators were charged with criminal wrongdoing. Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would reduce the limit on gifts...
  • Hotels wrongly ramp up extra fees, just like airlines

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Aug. 28: The airlines started it, this business of adding extra fees to travel, for baggage and the like. But hotels, The Associated Press reported this week, are signing on...
  • Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

    Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State
    Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Celia Rivenbark: Why can't the Brits speak English?

    We had barely been in London for one hour when I realized that "Well, at least we speak the same language here" was debatable. Apparently, Southern Americanspeak isn't exactly speaking English. Who knew? Everybody? Oh. England is a nation of Siri's....