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September 2, 2014 2:45 PM 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

Monday was a sad anniversary in the history of American wildlife conservation, marking the centennial of the passenger pigeon's extinction. We don't usually know the date of a species' passing with such precision, but in this case it's well established as Sept. 1, 1914, because the last living pigeon was an inmate of the Cincinnati Zoo at the time of her demise 51

September 2, 2014 2:08 AM Democrats Top Roll Call's Endangered Incumbent List

With Montana Democrat Sen. John Walsh dropping out, Democrats Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu appear to be battling out to top Roll Call's most endangered incumbent list. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent 6

September 1, 2014 11:38 PM Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

If recent developments are any indication, South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation 16

September 1, 2014 4:59 AM Sweet Meets, Sweet Treats

The Urban Dictionary defines "meet-cute" as "a scenario in which two individuals are brought together in some unlikely, zany, destined-to-fall-in-love-and-be-together-forever sort of way (the more unusual, the better)." While the initial premise often seems delicious, complications are what provide the situation with added drama. If real life is messy 36

August 30, 2014 4:01 AM For passenger pigeons, flight from abundance to extinction was short

She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her — a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday, Martha died alone, like she’d been waiting for the room to finally clear. A stroke, they say. She was 29, or somewhere around there. Those people Friday, sipping 40

August 28, 2014 9:02 PM Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies. Petit, who entered the game having retired 38 hitters in a row over a span of seven appearances, retired the first eight Rockies he faced to eclipse the record 5

August 27, 2014 1:41 AM Seattle Mariners Extend GM Jack Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners and GM Jack Zduriencik have agreed on a multi-year extension. Jack be in Seattle at least for the next two seasons and will look to push the M's to the postseason for the first time since 2001. Confirmed in a club press realease, the Seattle Mariners have officially extended the contract of General Manager of Baseball Operations 27

August 24, 2014 12:58 AM Pac-12 football is catching up to the SEC

Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. The pursuit produced its share of botched ACME dynamite explosions, but could the SEC finally be cornered? For the first time since 2005, the Pac-12 can look the SEC in the eye and say: "Yeah, we didn't win the national title 7

August 23, 2014 11:06 PM AMD Announces Radeon R9 285, Shipping September 2nd

During their 30 years of graphics celebration, today AMD announced a forthcoming addition to the Radeon R9 200 graphics card lineup. Launching on September 2nd will be the company’s new midrange enthusiast card, the Radeon R9 285. The R9 285 will take up an interesting position in AMD’s lineup, being something of a refresh of a refresh that spans all the way back to Tahiti 38

August 21, 2014 5:32 PM U.S. stocks rise, pushing S&P 500 to intraday record

Reports on manufacturing, existing home sales top forecasts NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks advanced Thursday, as the S&P 500 worked for a fourth straight day of gains and set an intraday record. Reports on existing-home sales and manufacturing topped forecasts, and expectations of dovish notes in Friday’s speech from Federal Reserve Chairwoman 6