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After I arrived home from soccer practice, the phone rang. “El Camino,” my mother said as she handed it to me, referring to a nearby community college. I was taking engineering courses there, offered in conjunction with my high school, but the woman from the registrar’s office...
The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old’s asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not a mechanical problem — it was her lender...
In a major decision that is likely to set the stage for more commercial drone flights, the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to announce Thursday that it will permit Hollywood filmmakers to operate drones on movie sets, according to current and former U.S. officials...
State officials on Tuesday backed away from a proposal that would have allowed alcohol be sold at some gun shows under strict conditions. After being inundated for weeks with negative feedback from Texans who believe guns and alcohol don’t mix, the state’s Alcoholic Beverage...
Almost one in 10 adults of working age in the U.S. has limited proficiency in English, more than 2.5 times as many as in 1980, curbing their job prospects and ability to contribute to the economy. Two-thirds of the 19.2 million people who have limited English are Spanish...
Court documents filed in Multnomah County Circuit court claim Costco employees asked customer Timothy Walls for his receipt as he left the Costco on NE Sandy Blvd. Employees say Walls refused to show him their receipt, violating Costco policy. The lawsuit alleges employees made...
A day after Gov. Rick Perry’s attorneys asked a judge to excuse the governor from showing up to future pretrial court hearings in the criminal case against him, the special prosecutor in the case reacted sharply, saying a previous accommodation resulted in Perry making a “...
Of all the milestones on the road to adulthood, Americans are increasingly forgoing one of the biggest: marriage. Twenty percent of adults older than 25, about 42 million people, have never married, up from 9 percent in 1960, according to data in a Pew Research Center report...
Every transit advocate knows this timeless Onion headline: "98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others." But the underlying truth that makes this line so funny also makes it a little concerning: enthusiasm for public transportation far, far outweighs the...