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Medical transport plane crashes in New Mexico, killing four

published about 8 hours ago
Medical transport plane crashes in New Mexico, killing four
Four people were killed Wednesday night when a Phoenix-bound medical transport plane went down in a fiery crash shortly after takeoff in southern New Mexico, police said.

On the Runway Blog: Obama Wore a Tan Suit (and Spoke About World Crises)

published about 8 hours ago
On the Runway Blog: Obama Wore a Tan Suit (and Spoke About World Crises)
The tan suit that President Obama wore to a news conference drew plenty of attention, the way a female politician’s wardrobe often does.

UCLA's secondary is loaded with talent and experience

published about 8 hours ago
UCLA's secondary is loaded with talent and experience
Anthony Jefferson, Ishmael Adams, Fabien Moreau and Randall Goforth are the starters.

Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo Has Inspired a New Sitcom at Fox

published about 8 hours ago
Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo Has Inspired a New Sitcom at Fox
A show about a 30-something rock star from the creator of Psych got a pilot order

Lakers work out Michael Beasley again, audition other free agents

published about 8 hours ago
Lakers work out Michael Beasley again, audition other free agents
Free-agent forward Michael Beasley worked out this week for the Lakers for the second time.


Teachers not ready for new curriculum, Sats improve and sleepy teens

published about 2 hours ago
Teachers not ready for new curriculum, Sats improve and sleepy teens
Education round up: More children are getting level 4 in their Sats and two thirds of teachers say they dont feel prepared for the new ... more

Parking fees at Phoenix preserves creates furor

published about 2 hours ago
Parking fees at Phoenix preserves creates furor
Parking fees at Phoenix preserves creates furor, raises questions about authority         

Glendale cop killer Bryan Hulsey sentenced to death by lethal injection

published about 2 hours ago
Glendale cop killer Bryan Hulsey sentenced to death by lethal injection
Claps for jury saying “Good job, good job” after verdict was read.         

Hikers outraged over proposed parking fees at popular trailheads

published about 2 hours ago
Hikers outraged over proposed parking fees at popular trailheads
Phoenix city leaders are considering adding parking meters at 3 of the most popular trails.         

Safety at firing ranges largely self regulated

published about 3 hours ago
Safety at firing ranges largely self regulated
Some safety practices at Arizona gun ranges may be considered hazardous but not illegal.         

I.K. Kim takes first-round lead in LPGA's Portland Classic

published about 2 hours ago
I.K. Kim takes first-round lead in LPGA's Portland Classic
I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a seven-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the ... more

Kenny Hill's record night leads Texas A&M past South Carolina, 52-28

published about 3 hours ago
Kenny Hill's record night leads Texas A&M past South Carolina, 52-28
Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M opened the season beat No. 9 South Carolina, 52-28, ... more

CiCi Bellis' teenage tennis success put in perspective by Pam Shriver

published about 3 hours ago
CiCi Bellis' teenage tennis success put in perspective by Pam Shriver
There was one especially understanding observer to the two-day CiCi Bellis sensation at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Pam Shriver had been there, done that.

USC football's fresh start quickly meets with controversy, distraction

published about 4 hours ago
USC football's fresh start quickly meets with controversy, distraction
This was supposed to be a back-to-the-business-of-football season for USC.

The Pour: 10 of New York City’s Most Surprising Wine Lists

published about 11 hours ago
The Pour: 10 of New York City’s Most Surprising Wine Lists
Here are 10 of New York City’s most surprising wine lists, in alphabetical order.

Charlie Palmer Rethinks His Empire

published about 13 hours ago
Charlie Palmer Rethinks His Empire
The chef and restaurateur is spreading out in Midtown.

Hungry City: Moldova in Midwood, Brooklyn

published about 14 hours ago
Hungry City: Moldova in Midwood, Brooklyn
New York’s one restaurant devoted to the cooking of Moldova offers genuine details and food, and can make even a wedding crasher feel welcome.

Table Talk: Beast & Ale in Manayunk

published 1 day ago
Chef Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal of the Feliz restaurants have veered away from Mexican for their fourth bar/restaurant, Beast & Ale (4161 Main St. ... more

Philippine de Rothschild, Wine Nobility, Dies at 80

published 2 days ago
Philippine de Rothschild, Wine Nobility, Dies at 80
The baroness moved from a career as an actress into the lead role in her family business, producing some of the world’s most renowned Bordeaux.

Market Ready: How Do You Stage an Apartment When You Have Young Kids?

published 1 day ago
Market Ready: How Do You Stage an Apartment When You Have Young Kids?
Repainting, decluttering and crisp white linens will help make a good impression on buyers.

Currents: Q&A: The Dirt on Your Sponge

published 1 day ago
Currents: Q&A: The Dirt on Your Sponge
Tod Maitland and Matthew Flannery met on the set of “Sex and the City,” but their new invention, called SpongeBath, seems straight out of “Seinfeld.”

In the Garden: Mother Nature’s Daughters

published 1 day ago
In the Garden: Mother Nature’s Daughters
Why are women doing most of the work on so many urban farms?

On Location: Buxton, Me.: Saved From the Flames, Ready for Love

published 1 day ago
A crumbling farmstead is transformed for weekends and weddings.

House Proud: The House Collector’s Dilemma

published 1 day ago
House Proud: The House Collector’s Dilemma
Beach, mountains, city, desert? For one California couple, it’s sometimes all four in one day.

Reclining-Seat Ruckus: Man Charged After Jet Diverts

published about 9 hours ago
Reclining-Seat Ruckus: Man Charged After Jet Diverts
An American Airlines passenger who allegedly was upset when the seat in front of him reclined is charged with interfering with the flight crew.

In Transit Blog: In Orlando, a Sukkot Special

published about 10 hours ago
In Transit Blog: In Orlando, a Sukkot Special
Prime Hospitality Group has partnerships with luxury resorts for kosher dining and a range of activities for Jewish holidays.

Beach Closed, Keep Out: Billionaire Tries to Block Surfers

published about 10 hours ago
Beach Closed, Keep Out: Billionaire Tries to Block Surfers
A fight between a California billionaire and surfers who want to cross his property is part of a long war over the public's right to ... more

10 for the road: Livable cities

published about 11 hours ago
10 for the road: Where to move

7 nights in the Dominican Republic for $1,400

published about 11 hours ago
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: