Meanwhile, Reuters reports that ISIS militants have set fire to oil wells in Iraq's north in an effort to slow government forces.
According to the news agency: "On Thursday, militants set fire to some oil wells outside the city, an oil official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to release information.
Charlotte resident Patrice Wright and her husband Tony stopped into the Ritz's Lobby Bar as they often do
Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.
Puget Sound Community School's Margaux Bouchegnies is the Student DJ for the month of March. Margaux's hour will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 5.
That's because the number of new cases has plummeted since the height of the epidemic late last year. In fact, the turnaround has been so dramatic that Liberia, once the hardest-hit country, is now on the brink of declaring itself Ebola-free.
But two headlines from Sierra Leone this week caught our attention.
According to reports, a boat with sick fishermen sparked a new outbreak in the capital.
Along these lines, Nicholas Subtirelu, a linguistics grad student at Georgia State University, recently published a study in the journal Language in Society about student b
A decade ago, Etsy launched as a way for crafters and DIY-ers to sell their handmade goods online.
As for me, I like to think of snow as food.
Growing up in Missouri, I consumed as much snow ice cream as possible from November to March. Each time the winter sky let loose, I caught a bowl of fresh flakes.
Seattle-based researchers have developed a synthetic substance that might help prevent some severely injured people from bleeding to death. The injectable polymer is designed to make blood clots stronger, forming a kind of bandage that can stem or stop bleeding, even from internal wounds. Blood loss is the second leading cause of death following a trauma, such as a crash or gunshot.
Many young (and less-young) readers are using the occasion to dress up as beloved characters from pirates and the doughnut-dispensing Mr. Panda to Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series.
Even more than usual, the Web is bursting with lists of favorite books today.
The Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, focuses on subsidies paid to millions of Americans who purchased health insurance through exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. At issue: whether subsidies issued through exchanges operated by the federal government are legal.
A Delta flight carrying 130 passengers and crew skidded off a snow-covered runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport, slamming through a fence on the side of the tarmac.
Passengers were evacuated and officials did not immediately report injuries.
Flight 1086, an MD-80, was inbound from Atlanta. The incident, which occurred about 11:05 a.m.
Chances are the answer is no. Fewer American workers are taking time for lunch. Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people step away for the midday meal.
The trial began Wednesday with the admission of Tsarnaev's guilt by his defense attorney.