October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Lack Of Food Won't Hurt W.Va. Squirrel Hunt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Hunters worried that a lack of squirrel food will make the critters scarce during this year's hunting season can relax. More...

A Block For Those Annoying Online Ads

A new way to only see ads on the sites you support

Internet advertising often falls somewhere between annoying (strobelike flashing slogans), intrusive (expanding boxes that take over the screen), and bizarre (dancing babies). More...

Pit Bull Kills Virginia Toddler

ORANGE, Va. (AP) – A pit bull that attacked and killed a 23-month-old Orange County girl has been euthanized. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the dog attacked the child Sunday night at a residence in the Mountain Track Road area. More...

Taking The Tom Sawyer Approach

They let go of to-do lists and drifted down river with a guitar and an open schedule

Alex strummed his guitar, our straw hats sat on our heads, the river wound under bridges in front of us and snaked around the hills behind us. We were in the wilds of Tennessee; adventure, beauty, inspiration, and, um, Knoxville surrounded us. More...

Barrow Whalers Land Four Bowheads On First Day

BARROW, Alaska (AP) – Barrow whalers landed four bowheads on the first day of the fall hunt. Whaling Captains Association President Eugene Brower said crews struck the whales Saturday just after first light. Two more were struck Sunday. More...

Farmyard Consulting

Background moos and cackles seep down the phone line into city life

As writer and editor for a small nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., I am often on the phone. More...

Deer Crashes Are Likeliest In W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – For the third straight year, data gathered by State Farm Insurance shows that drivers in West Virginia are likelier to collide with deer than drivers in any other state. More...

Marshall Receives $1M Grant For Cancer Research

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University has received a $1 million federal grant for a cancer genetics research project in partnership with West Virginia University. More...

Idaho Cowboy Ends 5-State Trek With Calluses, Dog

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – After 2,000 horseback miles through five states, Idaho cowboy Phil Dawson expected the quartersized calluses on his backside. More...

Bull Runs Through Northern New Jersey City

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) – Police in New Jersey's third largest city managed to corral a 1,400- pound bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse Monday. More...

Financial Focus

Lessons From A Bear Market

By Edward Jones Investments If you invest for many years, you’ll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. More...

For Mexicans Seeking To Cross The U.S. Border, It’s Not Just About Jobs Anymore

New surveys find the recession has reduced Mexican immigration, but that millions still want to come to the U.S. – and some more for safety than for jobs

MEXICO CITY – New data about Mexican immigration to the United States find that the evaporation of jobs during the U.S. More...