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North America

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  • Quebec City: A walkable feast for the explorer

    Quebec City: A walkable feast for the explorer
    QUEBEC CITY — It probably shouldn't come as any surprise that a town that's been around more than 400 years would claim beaucoup historical bragging rights. "That's the Ursuline Convent," says our guide, Sharon Frenette. "It's the oldest girls...
  • Climate Change Increased Weather-Related Catastrophes By Nearly Five Times In 30 Years, Munich Re Says

    Climate change increased the number of hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather-related catastrophes by nearly five times in North America during the past 30 years, according to research published Wednesday by the world's largest reinsurer, Munich Re. The...
  • FOX orders 3rd season of THE X FACTOR

    FOX orders 3rd season of THE X FACTOR
    FOX has ordered a third season of THE X FACTOR, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.   “I couldn't be happier about THE X FACTOR already being renewed for another season,”...
  • Congressman takes to Twitter for Passover movie twists

    Congressman takes to Twitter for Passover movie twists
    Some are outrageously funny. Others deserve a chuckle. And plenty are bad – or good enough, depending on your sense of humor – to elicit a groan of oy vey. With Congress off for its Passover-Easter recess, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat...
  • Birders keep eyes on the skies

     Birders keep eyes on the skies
    If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime. The three birders rush here and there,...
  • Summit bites back at bedbugs

    Summit bites back at bedbugs
    You can cook them or freeze them. Poison them, stab them with a screwdriver or smear them on the wall. People have tried all these tactics and more, but bedbugs continue to thrive and spread across the country, experts say. An entire industry emerged...
  • Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person

    Massive Power Outage in SoCal, Ariz. Not Caused by One Person
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Federal investigators and officials from California and Arizona utility companies say that a massive blackout that affected nearly 7 million people last month was not caused by the actions of a single worker doing repairs, as...
  • Top-flight Singapore

    Top-flight Singapore
    A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight. It made him want Singapore...
  • Lila Downs a singer without borders

    Lila Downs a singer without borders
    Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
  • Where obnoxious buffalo roam

    Where obnoxious buffalo roam
    MINNEAPOLIS — The bison were calling to me. Ever since I moved to Minnesota in 2005, I imagined great herds of noble buffalo waiting on some distant plain, munching the tall bluestem and porcupine grass, and when I would wander out among them,...
  • 2 Ohio amusement parks among top 20

    Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association. Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
  • Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West

    Ski reports and forecasts for Southern California and the West
    First, a little question: Does anybody hedge their bets the way a weather forecaster does? Predictions for this winter call for another La Niņa, the same cocktail of conditions that delivered last season's epic snowfall. Sure to be a happy hour...