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  • Space-shuttle retirement homes: Cape Canaveral, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

    Space-shuttle retirement homes: Cape Canaveral, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
    CAPE CANAVERAL — When space shuttle Atlantis returns from its final mission in July, it will come home to stay at Kennedy Space Center. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday that the Visitors Center here will get to keep and display...
  • Giffords' Office Releases Plans For Shuttle Launch Visit

    Giffords' Office Releases Plans For Shuttle Launch Visit
    ARIZONA -- Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' staff released plans on Friday for her visit to Florida to watch the launch of the space shuttle mission skippered by her husband Mark Kelly later this month. Giffords' staff said doctors at the Houston,...
  • Emory Bellard dies at 83; college coach

    Emory Bellard dies at 83; college coach
    Emory Bellard, a former Texas A&M and Mississippi State football coach credited with developing the wishbone offense when he was an assistant at the University of Texas, died Thursday. He was 83. Bellard died at a care facility in Georgetown in central...
  • Mike Starr dies at 44; former Alice in Chains bass player

    Mike Starr dies at 44; former Alice in Chains bass player
    Mike Starr, the former Alice in Chains bass player who went public with his drug problems on the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead in a Salt Lake City house Tuesday, nine years after the rock band's singer died of an overdose. Starr was...
  • Space expert answers forum audience questions

    Space expert answers forum audience questions
    A number of questions were submitted at the recent Florida Forward panel on the future of the U.S. space program. Some did not get asked of the panel because of time constraints. Here are answers to some of them, provided by Dale Ketcham, director of...
  • Houston's offbeat art scene

    Houston's offbeat art scene
    Let's play a quick word association game. I say "Houston," and you say, "(Fill in the blank)." You probably did not answer "quirky." "Astrodome," maybe, or "humid," or "We've got a problem." All solid, serious words that evoke the opposite of quirk. But...
  • Another kind of guide

    Another kind of guide
    The way to approach Texas is from space — you see the United States, the land mass south of everything looms up at the bottom of the country, Oklahoma rushes past, the sky gets dusty, boom, you're in a used-car lot outside Dallas, humid. Texas is so...
  • International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.

    International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.
    Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you. New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
  • Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes

    Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes
    Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes. The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
  • Pregnant breast cancer patients more likely to survive

    Pregnant breast cancer patients more likely to survive
    There may be few pregnancy nightmares worse than finding a lump in one’s breast, given the dueling fears that if it’s cancer, treatment could harm the developing fetus, while delay and pregnancy hormones could fuel a tumor’s growth....
  • Psychiatrists prescribe remedies for school bullying

    Psychiatrists prescribe remedies for school bullying
    Bullying in school is a process that arises out of toxic group dynamics, not a problem originating with a single troubled person. It may not feel that way when you've just been jeered at by one of the stars of the school's athletic program or the...
  • 10 fast-growing retirement spots

    10 fast-growing retirement spots
    Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...