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  • "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth

    "Nemesis" by Phillip Roth
    "Nemesis" By Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 304 pages It's difficult to avoid opening a review of the latest novel from Philip Roth without a remark or two about his prodigious production. He and Joyce Carol Oates appear to be neck and...
  • A trip through West Virginia's hidden history

    A trip through West Virginia's hidden history
    West Virginia may be known in popular song as "Almost Heaven," but it's a state that's seen more than its share of hell. A vicious gunfight in the streets of a small town, two men assassinated on the courthouse steps in front of their wives, coal company...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Airports: Are we any safer?

    Airports: Are we any safer?
    On May 1, 1961, Inez Harlow flew into the history books. The 23-year-old flight attendant had been suspicious of the slim passenger from the moment he boarded the National Airlines Convair CV-440 in Miami. "He had dark glasses on, his collar up,...
  • U.S. aviation security timeline

    Here are some significant events and policies in the history of U.S. aviation security: 1955 A United Airlines plane explodes after takeoff in Denver, killing all 44 aboard. Investigators blame Jack Graham for placing a bomb in his mother's luggage,...
  • A journey through Civil War sites

    A journey through Civil War sites
    Although the Civil War was waged across the country — from Arizona to Maine — some of the heaviest and most decisive fighting took place in the beautiful rolling countryside of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Piedmont, as it's called,...
  • Hersheypark to add Skyrush coaster for 2012

    Hersheypark to add Skyrush coaster for 2012
    Hersheypark will add a first-of-its-kindĀ $25-million steel roller coaster in May that will be the tallest, fastest and longest at the Pennsylvania theme park. > Photos: Skyrush coaster at Hersheypark After a yearlong viral marketing campaign that teased...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Kristen Stewart: 'Adventureland' finds vintage 1980s-era theme park in Pennsylvania's Kennywood

    Kristen Stewart: 'Adventureland' finds vintage 1980s-era theme park in Pennsylvania's Kennywood
  • California's Great America amusement park losing another roller coaster

    California's Great America amusement park losing another roller coaster
    California's Great America has announced plans to remove the third coaster in less than a decade – a period in which no new coasters were added to the amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif. Invertigo, an inverted shuttle coaster that made its...
  • Pat's vs. Geno's: Cheese steak war still simmers in Philadelphia

    Pat's vs. Geno's: Cheese steak war still simmers in Philadelphia
    Reporting from Philadelphia -- The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but thisĀ  city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's....