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8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Review: 'Vanishing Pearls' shows fallout after Gulf disasters

The decimation of the Gulf Coast oyster industry following the one-two punches of Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Horizon oil spill gets a much-deserved close-up in the enlightening, if sometimes sluggish, documentary "Vanishing Pearls."


Thu Apr 17, 2014


Push to improve train tanker car safety after recent explosions

There's a new push by the National Traffic Safety Board to improve train tanker car safety after several recent massive explosions in North America.


The Washington Post

2013 ros s to try

Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be available at additional stores.


The Times

The Neon Bridge revisited

Even though many people questioned its cost and scratched their heads over all the hoop-la, the goal of Shreveport officials was to create a signature piece of public art that would not only help define Shreveport in a creative, strikingly visual, and very public way, but connect Shreveport with its sister city on the other side of the river.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Louis-based Pi Pizzeria to open Downtown

A small St. Louis-based pizza chain serving both deep dish and thin crust pizzas will open in Downtown's 580 building later this year A small St. Louis-based pizza chain serving both deep dish and thin crust pizzas will open in Downtown's AT580 building later this year.


Taneiya Culp, 11, From Boyd-Buchanan School, Named Winner Of TBI's...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced 11-year-old Taneiya Culp, a fifth grader at Boyd-Buchanan School, as the winner of the state's 2013 Missing Children's Poster Contest.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

New Cumberland Navy veteran surprised with World War II medals 68 years later

Glenn Hyatt receives his World War II service medals from U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, as state Rep. Sheryl Delozier looks on.


City Paper

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Detroit's Protomartyr and Austin's Spray Paint play the Gold Bar. Violin/piano duo Times Two performs at An die Musik.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

National Journal

The FBI Thinks It Can Pass Off Downtown D.C. as Shanghai

The bureau turned to a Northern Virginia production company to make a film warning American students of becoming spies while studying abroad-and made us cringe in the process.


Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Driving for dollars: Thousands sign up to work for UberX and other ride-share services

UberX driver Reagan Rucker drives a customer April 4 in downtown Washington. Rucker likes the flexibility of UberX because she can work when she wants.


Sat Apr 12, 2014

Bryan County News

Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Manor Park offers room to breathe in Northwest Washington

When Genell Anderson moved to Manor Park from Adams Morgan more than 19 years ago, there was one thing she didn't like about her bungalow-style "The 'tin men' came through in the 1940s and sold [residents] the metal awnings that you see," the 56-year-old architect said.


Thu Apr 10, 2014

AFL-CIO president touts Pittsburgh movements

"There's more organizing drives going on in Pittsburgh than in any other city of the country," said Richard Trumka, the national president of the AFL-CIO, in Washington, D.C., who came home to Pittsburgh Thursday to address the 41st Constitutional Convention of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.


Vancouver Sun

Barbara Yaffe: Micro lofts could be the answer to Vancouver's housing crisis

Tenant Andrew Haas opens his bed with inset table as he shows his 291-square-foot apartment at the Burns Block building on Hastings Street in this file photo.


Metro Atlanta Has 3rd Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

Patch Staff Report On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings.


Mon Apr 07, 2014

Canada pops up Downtown with exhibit for tourists, businesses

Ontario gets a lot of interested Pittsburgh visitors, but it would like even more and is spending time here this week working on it at a show called Pop-Up Canada.


Business Journal

South Main's 'undercover style' makes national list

The South Main area of Downtown Memphis was named on a list of 10 "undercover stylish" neighborhoods in the U.S. The district is kind of sleepy in the daylight hours of most weekdays.


The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus spends on convention pitches

To fight the bitter cold of late January, Republican National Committee members kept warm with free OYO vodka, which was delivered to Washington, D.C., to give those choosing a city for the party's national convention a taste of Columbus.


Weather History: April 7: Record temps, storms, dust, snow, wind & tornadoes

A late season freeze brought snow to every state in the Union. Houston, TX dropped to a low of 21A .


Sat Apr 05, 2014

Funding cuts for city's museums would be a big mistake

The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., has often been called "the nation's attic," where all sorts of items pertaining to our past are stored, shared and preserved.


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