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  • A.R. Rahman postpones* remainder of his North American tour [Updated]

     
    Nobody expected the bottom to drop out on A.R. Rahman’s world tour. A Bollywood megastar and prolific film composer estimated to have sold more than 350 million albums worldwide, he’s revered as a musical demigod across the Indian diaspora. In......
  • GMAC to Become Ally by August

     
    After 91 years, the GMAC brand will disappear completely from auto financing on Aug. 23. The former lending unit will be rebranded Ally Financial in the U.S. and North America. GMAC/Ally is the preferred lender for General Motors, Chrysler, Saab......
  • Oliver Stone–an exclusive interview

     
    Oliver Stone is one of those people in film that you always grab the chance to talk to. Agree or disagree with his politics, the angle of attack of his films, he's a fascinating brain to pick and one of the undisputed masters of his trade. I put him right...
  • America's Third Largest Domestic Automaker: Honda?

     
    If the Cars.com American-Made Index has done anything, it has raised the level of discussion on what defines an American car. That???s why it comes as only a mild surprise to find out that the third-largest domestic producer of automobiles......
  • Slicing and dicing the world, with maps

    The marketing folks at Absolut must have been enjoying a few bottles of their own vodka when they decided the way to sell their product was with a map of the U.S. drawn at a time when much of the West belonged to the government south of the border. The...
  • Mexico and the U.S.: from romance to realism

    WATCHING President Bush wax poetic about U.S. relations with its neighbor to the south, you can't help but feel deja vu all over again. We've heard this romantic tale before. It began when Bush declared at the beginning of his first term that he was...
  • Chocolate's clue to civilization

    Many people balk at the idea that North America had any substantial civilization before 1492, the moment that it is customarily believed this continent switched from prehistory to history. I remember being on a National Public Radio talk show and a caller...
  • Phone Support Lines, Smoke-Free Laws, Higher Cigarette Taxes Help Smokers Quit

    One in five Americans still smoke, but whether they are able to quit may depend on where they live. Higher cigarette taxes, smoke-free policies, exposure to aggressive media campaigns and access to cessation programs that include counseling are among the...
  • Workers protest Canada

    Workers protest Canada
    GLENDALE — Kendra Owen was shopping at the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday when Alana Gregos, the assistant manager of the LUSH cosmetics store, briefed her on North America's dependence on fossil fuel. Gregos was one of the more than half-dozen...
  • Black Bear Roaming Hoquiam Neighborhood

    Black Bear Roaming Hoquiam Neighborhood
    A black bear has been spotted several times in recent weeks around Hoquiam and was photographed Tuesday sitting in an apple tree. Deputy Chief Jim Maloney says the bear doesn't appear to be bothered by humans as it travels through Elton Bennett Park to...
  • Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise

    Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise
    About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality. Scientists have...
  • Be Neighborly: Go To Mexico

    Be Neighborly: Go To Mexico
    Your neighbor needs your help. Do you have it within you to lend a hand? Will you book yourself a week on the beach in Cabo or Puerto Vallarta, or explore Mexico City or one of the colonial cities in the heart of Mexico? You know, for the common good....