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  • Arizona: Bisbee mines its past and artful present

     Arizona: Bisbee mines its past and artful present
    Give any Arizona guidebook a glance, and a few dozen locales will be described as "a former copper mining town." That's also true for Bisbee, nestled near the Mexican border in the state's southeast corner. But the similarities stop there. Bisbee boasts...
  • Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory

    Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory
    Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102. Giap died Friday at a military...
  • Poultry plant fire in China raises industrial safety concerns

    Poultry plant fire in China raises industrial safety concerns
    A fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China that claimed at least 119 lives Monday is one of a string of Asian disasters that have spotlighted poor industrial safety standards. The most shocking example took place just over a month ago, when a...
  • Yosemite's burned areas are alive

    Yosemite's burned areas are alive
    It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
  • 'Running Wild' follows Dayton O. Hyde, cowboy conservationist

    'Running Wild' follows Dayton O. Hyde, cowboy conservationist
    Dayton O. Hyde is a cowboy Renaissance man. He's an award-winning author whose books, such as “One Summer in Montana," reflect his passion for the American West and its wildlife. Last year, Hyde, 88, published his first book of cowboy poetry,...
  • NSA's data miners dredge up -- cheating husbands?

    NSA's data miners dredge up -- cheating husbands?
    This is for those people -- and you know who you are -- who cavalierly dismissed my slippery slope argument on the NSA’s secret surveillance program: I told you so! Here it is, ripped from Friday’s headlines: “Too tempting? NSA...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader
    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
  • Google doodle honors Foucault and his pendulum

    Google doodle honors Foucault and his pendulum
    Happy birthday, Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, and thanks for the pendulum. The French physicist and inventor was born in Paris on this day in 1819. It may be hard to fathom, but the idea of Earth rotating on its axis, first proposed in the 6th century,...
  • Elmore Leonard 'got a kick out of' 'Justified,' show creator says

    Elmore Leonard 'got a kick out of' 'Justified,' show creator says
    Elmore Leonard, like many writers, fashioned a method of self-preservation when it came to dealing with Hollywood. When he sold his novels — and he sold many — he cashed the paycheck and then let them go. But with the FX drama "Justified,"...
  • Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas

    Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas
    We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. We also share an increasing concern that the health of the ocean is rapidly deteriorating under the strain of human...