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Charlie Goodyear San Francisco Chronicle That Styrofoam container keeping your coffee piping hot and your takeout sushi safely cool could be headed for the dustbin of history in "green" San Francisco next year under legislation being introduced today. Board of Supervisors...
Nicholas Riccardi LA Times The University of Colorado on Monday moved to fire a professor whose essay likening some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi caused a national outcry. Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the Boulder campus, delivered a notice of recommended...
Karen Kaplan LA Times Having one or more older brothers boosts the likelihood of a boy growing up to be gay — an effect due not to social factors, but biological events that occur in their mother's womb, according to a study published today. In an analysis of 905 men and their...
SABRINA TAVERNISE The New York Times Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki presented a muted "national reconciliation" plan on Sunday that outlined a general direction for his new government, but offered neither a broad amnesty for insurgents nor any new options for members of...
TIMOTHY L. O'BRIEN and STEPHANIE SAUL The New York Times Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and one of the world's wealthiest men, plans to donate the bulk of his $44 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four other philanthropies...
ARLINGTON – Football may be king in these parts, but that doesn't mean much at the cash registers. A new statewide study co-written by a University of Texas at Arlington economist found that sales tax revenue drops by more than $560,000 every time a city hosts a regular-season...
Maura Reynolds LA Times The Republican-controlled Senate rejected two Democratic measures Thursday calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, votes that were less an attempt to legislate than a test of Democratic unity on an issue that could prove decisive in November's...
Josh Meyer and Greg Miller LA Times The U.S. government, without the knowledge of many banks and their customers, has engaged for years in a secret effort to track terrorist financing by accessing a vast database of confidential information on transfers of money between banks...
Janet Kornblum USA TODAY Americans have a third fewer close friends and confidants than just two decades ago — a sign that people may be living lonelier, more isolated lives than in the past. In 1985, the average American had three people in whom to confide matters that were...