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  • Car review: 2011 Porsche Cayenne

    Car review:  2011 Porsche Cayenne
    In its first full redesign since the model's 2003 debut, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne is quicker, larger, roomier, more efficient and richer than the previous version -- and it is still very much a Porsche, on both road and track. Along with new exterior...
  • Belly weight-loss wraps

    Belly weight-loss wraps
    Searching for a shortcut to weight loss? If so, you're part of a long tradition. For at least 100 years, people have been wearing full-body rubber suits in hopes of melting away pounds. The idea is simple: Heat up your body, and you'll supposedly burn...
  • Two Men Arrested "Unlikely Plotted Terror Attack"

    Two Men Arrested "Unlikely Plotted Terror Attack"
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the men's luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack, a U.S. official said Tuesday, casting doubt on earlier...
  • Yemeni men arrested in Amsterdam on terror charges after flight from U.S.

    Yemeni men arrested in Amsterdam on terror charges after flight from U.S.
    Two Yemeni men arriving in Amsterdam on a flight from Chicago were arrested Monday on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack after peculiar items turned up in their luggage, Dutch officials said. U.S. authorities asked the Dutch to make the arrests...
  • Paint shop: Color me choosy

    Paint shop: Color me choosy
    Don Levy, of Birmingham, Ala., had one rule when he car shopped this year. Like the game-day shirts at his beloved University of Alabama, the car had to be crimson, white or gray. "I'm an avid fan," said Levy. "So every car I've had and every car I...
  • Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris

    Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris
    I wish NPR reporter Michele Norris hadn't called "The Grace of Silence," her tribute to her parents, a "memoir." The book is, at once, much less and much more. Gracefully written and carefully researched, it offers up long-buried family secrets as a...
  • Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice

    Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice
    As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • Tip leads FBI to 'Fat Rat' in Alabama

    Tip leads FBI to 'Fat Rat' in Alabama
    A Chicago fugitive characterized in court documents as a "bundle runner" in the West Side heroin trade was arrested in rural Alabama Thursday after the FBI was tipped off that he was hiding there. Corey Griffin, known on the street as "Fat Rat," was...
  • KC T-Bones the 'Nuts

    KC T-Bones the 'Nuts
    The Wichita Wingnuts lost 1-0 to the Kansas City T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Wednesday night. T-Bones' starter Matt Mitchell tossed a complete game, four-hit shutout to help the T-Bones take the rubber game of the five-game series....
  • Who's hiring in higher education?

    Who's hiring in higher education?
    Lafayette College. Lehigh University. Moravian College. Muhlenberg College. DeSales University. Cedar Crest College. Through the decades, these private institutions have taught students how to think critically, debate clearly and work collaboratively....
  • Irene on list of 2011 billion dollar disasters

    Irene on list of 2011 billion dollar disasters
    Before Hurricane Irene hit the east coast, the United States had already seen nine weather disasters this year that have caused $1 billion or more in damage. This ties the record set in 2008 for largest number of costly disasters. This year, we've seen...
  • Single-game tickets for new stadium go on sale Thursday

    Tickets to individual games at FAU's new on-campus stadium go on sale Thursday. Prices range from $11 in the end zone to $90 for a seat in the Priority section. In order to get commemorative tickets for the new FAU football stadium, the orders must be...