In a tug-of-war with a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, authorities said the ground they lost to the fire a day ago had been regained. Firefighters on the ground, as well as water-dumping fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, had managed to bring the week-old, nearly 232,000-acre Thomas Fire , to 20 percent containment, after retreating from the massive blaze on Sunday.
Noah Gundersen has been peddling sincerity and introspection in musical form for almost a decade; songs that give listeners a taste of the emotional nectar in the pit of another human’s gut. He’s been dredging up viscous fistfulls of his own being and shaping them into little waxen votives, candles meant to illuminate the territory between shameless confession and hopeless redemption, for all of the other twenty-somethings who’ve been groping around in that long existential shadow.
You can start an argument in America talking about Muslims living here. But facts are facts: some Americans are Muslim, plain and simple. And anyone growing up Muslim in America has some tricky balancing acts to maneuver. Sociologist John O'Brien explains in his book Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys . Through the book, we get to meet young people facing competing cultural demands.
You might be in the market for a Christmas tree right about now, but have you thought about what type of Christmas tree you want in eight years? Believe it or not, it might be hard to find one. That’s because of a tree seedling shortage happening right now across the West.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a statement last week announcing it would withdraw a proposed rule that would force airlines to disclose baggage and other fees at the time of ticket purchase. The decision to rescind the yet-to-be-enforced regulation from the Obama administration received heated responses from members of Congress and airline consumer rights organizations. The Obama administration proposed and drafted the rule (called a "rulemaking" in DOT language), but it was...