Editorial: Methane, friend and foe for climate change

A STUDY in the journal Science finds that the United States is putting a lot more methane, a potent contributor to global warming and the primary compound in natural gas, into the air than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated. But the report also shows that the...

Editorial: Cuba’s changes are no more than window-dressing

ONE OF the very small openings permitted in the past year by Cuba’s rulers, Raul and Fidel Castro, has been a relaxation of travel restrictions so dissidents can leave the island and bring firsthand accounts of their work to Europe, the United States and Latin America. When...

How The Top 10 Teams In The AP State Poll Fared

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How the top teams in the weekly Associated Press state boys basketball poll fared:

Snake-handling Ky. pastor dies from snake bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Jamie Coots, a snake-handling Kentucky pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation,” died Saturday after being bitten by a snake. Coots was handling a rattlesnake during a Saturday night...

Japan economy grows lackluster 1 pct in Oct-Dec

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy expanded at a slower-than-expected 1 percent annualized rate in the last quarter of 2013, raising pressure on the central bank to step up already massive stimulus to sustain the recovery. The data released Monday showed a 0.3 percent...

Japan economy grows lackluster 1 pct in Oct-Dec

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy expanded at a slower-than-expected 1 percent annualized rate in the last quarter of 2013, raising pressure on the central bank to step up already massive stimulus to sustain the recovery. The data released Monday showed a 0.3 percent...

Snow adds a wrinkle to a ‘waving relationship’

I live in a small community of townhouses close to the M asonic temple in Alexandria. On Thursday morning, I got up late because I was dreaming of my late husband and did not want the visitation to end. I knew it had snowed heavily overnight, so the first thing I did when I got...

Health-care benefits

Charles Krauthammer railed against “Obamacare’s war on jobs” [op-ed, Feb. 14], but his theatrical angst over workers who might choose part-time employment down the road in order to retain subsidized health coverage reveals a hidden strength of the Affordable Care Act....

Any failure of the Endangered Species Act lies with Congress

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Heeding the warnings of the Austrian economists

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