WILLISTON, N.D. — Snowflakes and tumbleweeds whip past dismantled stacks of steel that used to be hundreds of oil workers’ livelihoods.
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When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will unleash a wave of sequels, remakes, reboots, comic-book adventures, high-concept comedies and the usual assortment of wanna be blockbusters, all competing for your attention (and your wallet). Here are some of the movies heading our way over the next four months:
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In the women’s wing of the nation’s newest immigrant detention center, 28-year-old Silia Ramirez sat Thursday writing a letter to her family.
CHICAGO — Weary mothers with toddlers, weathered laborers and elderly folks hunched over walkers all jostled for position, filling almost every available seat in the nondescript waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center in West Town.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hate math? Relax; it may not be about you.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.
COPENHAGEN, N.Y. — Copenhagen, Denmark, has nothing on Copenhagen, N.Y., where a flier in the post office trumpets upcoming snowmobile drag races and the sound of an occasional “splat!” signals the plummet of an icy chunk from a weary roof onto Main Street.
Winning $2,000 isn’t going to change a person’s life, but for singer/songwriter and mother of three with one more on the way, Ericka Corban, it may send her in a direction to do more.
A growing measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park has spurred action in Washington state and elsewhere to crack down hard on parents who don’t vaccinate their children.
He’s met with a transgender man, told Catholics not to breed like rabbits and washed the feet of a Muslim woman. While all this may sound like he’s ready to overturn dogma, Pope Francis’ real interest is geopolitics.
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Jackson, 81, and his partner of more than 40 years, Myrna Roach, 74, are the kind of older people many of us would like to be one day.
SALT LAKE CITY — At the push of a button, the gurney holding Auriel Peterson slides slowly into the pale blue glow of a magnetic resonance imaging machine. Soon, all that’s visible are the shins of her black track pants and the chartreuse-and-white soles of her running shoes, angled like the fins of a torpedo.
As waters acidify, Maine looks to Pacific Northwest peers for help
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. —At the heart of Monsanto’s global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing.