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  • IRAN, GEORGIA: Washington wary of warming ties between Tehran and U.S. ally

     
    In a turn of events that has both Georgian and American diplomats walking on eggshells, Georgia and Iran agreed this week to eliminate visa restrictions and resume direct flights between Tbilisi and Tehran. This new open-border policy comes at a......
  • Carson residents protest Shell Oil over soil contamination [Updated]

     
    Residents, activists and city leaders in Carson took to the streets Saturday to protest of Shell Oil Co.’s refusal to take responsibility for the contamination of a tract in the Carousel neighborhood, where high levels of benzene and methane have......
  • From the Vaults: 'The Black Cat' (1934)

     
    Lucy Van Pelt: How about cats? If you're afraid of cats, you have ailurophasia. Charlie Brown: Well, sort of, but I'm not sure. Actually, the word is "ailurophobia," and Bela Lugosi's character suffers it intensely in "The Black Cat" --......
  • Developer: 'Civilization 5' goes from 'Risk' to chess

     
    Sid Meier's beloved "Civilization" franchise gets its fifth installment tomorrow, but the Wall Street Journal wonders: What's left for the video game series? Firaxis' Ed Beach, the game's gameplay and AI programming lead, says there's plenty: The most...
  • 'Rubicon': 'Ruthless is not cruel; ruthless is whatever it takes"

     
    "Rubicon" showed us something Sunday night that I hadn’t seen on television: a fictional depiction of the process by which the U.S. attempts to verify information from terrorist suspects detained in so-called black sites around the world during “...
  • John Boehner calls for firing of Obama's entire economic team; time 'to put grownups in charge'

     
    Full text of the Republican House leader's speech on the economy, demanding the Democrats take responsibility for prolonged unemployment....
  • Found on EBay – Scaccomatto Chess Set

     
    Somewhere in the last 6,000 posts on the Daily Mirror, I ran something about this unusual 1977 chess set in which all the pieces fit together to make two cubes. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to locate the entry at the moment. In any event, a Scaccomatto...
  • 'True Blood,' 'Alice in Wonderland' and Captain America among the Comic-Con 2010 exclusives

     
    COMIC-CON 2010: JULY 22-25 It's never too early to start talking Comic-Con International. For collectors, the premier pop-culture expo has become especially enticing because of the one-time, exclusive comics and toys that are made just for the convention....
  • Custom parts? No problem, ‘print' them in 3-D plastic

     
    Home computer printers gave people the ability to produce bank statements, concert tickets and holiday cards at the touch of a button. But what if you wanted to “print out” a dinner plate, the leg of an armchair or an eyeglass frame? It may sound...
  • 'Junkware' comes standard on Verizon, T-Mobile smart phones

     
    Remember the golden days of personal computing when you'd bring home that expensive wonder box, remove the machine from its Styrofoam swaddling, plug it in, switch it on and -- hey! What's this? AOL? Quicken SE? A 3-D chess game with a license that...
  • Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive

    Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive
    Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...