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  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 17, 2014

     
    In Monday's Pictures in the News, skiers fly through the air in qualification for men's aerials at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Geneva: Police evacuate passengers fromĀ an Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome, whic
  • Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles

    Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles
    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off. The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...

    Gift books come wrapped in the unusual

    Gift books come wrapped in the unusual
    When it comes to gift books, I find myself drawn to some unorthodox choices this year. At the head of my list is Joe Sacco's "The Great War" (W.W. Norton, boxed, $35): a single panoramic drawing — 24 feet long, and accordion-folded in a slipcase...

    Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'

    Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'
    WASHINGTON – President Obama employed one of his lesser presidential powers Wednesday, pardoning two turkeys in what has become a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony. For the second year in a row, the public was asked to vote on a National...

    Roots all the way back to John Muir

    Roots all the way back to John Muir
    Horticulturists recently announced that they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif. And many more are apparently on the way,...