Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 7:13 am
When utility companies burn coal to make electricity — and it generated 39 percent of U.S. energy in 2013 — it leaves behind ash that can contain arsenic, selenium, boron and many other toxic substances.
It's the venerable custom in tennis and golf for the crowd to be still and quiet when players hit their shots.
Now, since even ordinary baseball batters have some success hitting against 98 mph fastballs with 40,000 fans standing and screaming, do you really believe that great athletes like Novak Djokovic or Rory McIlroy couldn't serve or putt with a few thousand fans hollering? If they'd grown up playing tennis or golf that way, that is. When disorder is a sustaining part of the game, players, in effect, put it out of their minds. Hear no evil, see no evil.
Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 1:46 am
By Mark Katkov
With nearly all votes counted in elections for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, Benjamin Netanyahu's center-right Likud party has won at least a five-seat victory over its principal rival, the center-left Zionist Union.
Israeli media report Likud has 29 or 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset to the Zionist Union's 24 seats.
More than 70 years ago, the federal government took land from descendants of West African slaves, known as the Gullah, living in Georgia. Now they're fighting to get it back.
In 1942, they were given just weeks to leave marsh property on the Georgia coast so that the U.S. military could construct an airbase for training pilots and conducting anti-submarine flights. Twenty years later, the former base and the land around it were converted into the 2,762-acre Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge.