There’s no room for soul searching in football. Personal health, art, writing, and continuing education are among the reasons why scores of NFL players are leaving the game.
By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk, and degradation at its southern Louisiana delta is contributing to “the greatest land loss on the planet,” a five-state environmental coalition warned Wednesday. As much as $50 billion will be needed to […]
By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune The future of distracted driving has arrived with the advent of Google Glass, but an Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing it behind the wheel before drivers start trying to get directions from images hanging directly in front of their eyes. While the computer interface mounted on an eyeglass frame hasn’t […]
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes — the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts. Calls to poison control centers […]
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene’s winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions. But the danger is far from over: With rivers still rising, severe flooding is feared across much of the East Coast over the next few days. More than 4.5 million homes […]