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German approach to recalls is pure police state: fix it or park it

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier this week Bloomberg ran a story that highlighted the number of drivers that fail to address vehicle safety recalls. By law automakers are required to notify owners about recalls and newer provisions in the current highway law,...Show More Summary

Everywhere to Be a Sonic

Sonic, a fast food chain that differentiates itself by delivering garbage directly to your parked car, plans to expand into every last empty lot in the United States of America. Read more...

Parents outraged after pranksters stage kidnapping at Washington state park

A pair of pranksters could face charges after they staged a fake kidnapping in a Washington state park and terrified a group of parents and children in the playground.

PA state rep searching for answers about gas drilling plan

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Gov. Tom Corbett wants to net $75 million in next year’s budget by expanding natural gas drilling under state parks and forests as long as it doesn’t disturb the land’s surface. State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, wants more information about the plan, but contends he’s been stonewalled even after...

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen from historic Briars Park homestead in Australia

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday. Burglars broke into the building on Victoria state's Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, in what was believed to be a targeted robbery. Show More Summary

Big changes afoot at Dumbarton Oaks Park

In 2011, the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy was formed. The organization, inspired in part by the successful Central Park Conversancy, seeks to restore the magnificent park back to its original state as conceived by the legendary Beatrix Farrand. Read full article >>

Unlikely Pesticides Found in Alaskan Fish

Alaskan fish are showing traces of pesticides that likely were never used in the state, according to new research. A study by the National Park Service found the chemicals in fish at three Alaska parks — Lake Clark National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Katmai National Park. The contaminants are carried from distant points […]

WATCH: How Ford will park Mustang on top of Empire State Building

Engineers have already painstakingly 'chopped up' the yellow 2015 GT 5.0 convertible in preparation for its early Wednesday morning ascent. The six segments are each small enough to fit inside the iconic skyscraper's elevator, which will take them 1,224-feet up to the observation deck.

Here's How Ford Chops Up A Mustang To Park On The Empire State Building

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Back in 1965, Ford parked a Mustang convertible on the top of the Empire State Building. In 2014, Ford is doing it again, piece by piece. Read more...

Nice Morning at Lake Arrowhead State Park

I am just now getting around to writing a summary of our morning at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Saturday, April 12, was the monthly bird walk at the park. A beautiful morning, although a little cool and nippy. One of my regular walk attendees, June, came as well as Karen, one of the new class of the Rolling Plains chapter Texas Master Naturalist. Show More Summary

Around North Carolina: Halifax County

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

One of North Carolina's great treasures is its system of state parks. Jane and I have been visiting many of them, and this weekend we had the pleasure of spending two days camping at Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County. It's a sweet place with five great loop hikes, and spring was definitely in the air. Show More Summary

Statewide manhunt for suspect in fatal Fla. day care crash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — As mourners trickled by Thursday to honor the 4-year-old girl who was killed and 14 others injured in a crash at a Florida day care, authorities scoured the state for the driver they said fled in the vehicle that caused the fatal wreck.

Oregon Campaign Begins to Stop 4,000 Taxpayer-Funded Abortions a Year

Churches across the state are loaning their parking lots to the petition effort to stop taxpayer-funded abortion.  On Tuesday, April 15 —Tax Day —motorists will be able to drive-through and sign the petition without leaving the driver’s seat. Just don’t ask for French fries. “It’s pretty simple,” says chief petitioner Jeff Jimerson. “You’ll drive your […]

Teen Sells 3.85-Carat Yellow Diamond She Found At Gem Park For $20,000

First of all, before we get into money talk, color me flabbergasted by the fact that there’s a park where apparently you can find free gems, take them home at your leisure and then sell them. Crater of Diamonds State Park exists, and it’s made one 14-year-old girl way richer than most kids her age. The Arkansas park is the … [More]

Water-Energy Nexus: Utah Approves Largest Solar Power Park

Scatec's Red Hills Renewable Energy Park will generate green jobs and revenue for local landowners and the state, as well as 80 megawatts AC of clean, renewable electricity. It will also help conserve freshwater resources in an increasingly water-stressed West. Show More Summary

That's Rather Lovely: Gorgeous 1920s Mediterranean by Wallace Neff in Pas's Prospect Park Asking $3.8 Million

Developed between 1906 and 1930, Pasadena's picturesque Prospect Park district boasts such a bounty of pedigreed architecture, it's impressive even for Pasadena. Beyond its historic arroyo-stone gates, you'll find stately residences designed...

2017 ATH Recruit Darnay Holmes Has NFL Genes, Talks Ohio State Visit

Ohio State welcomed intriguing Class of 2017 prospect Darnay Holmes to campus Wednesday. The Newbury Park High School (Calif.) freshman toured facilities with 7-on-7 teammate Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson Sr., forming a high-profile trio of visitors. Show More Summary

Wood Poachers Hit California Redwoods

Wood poachers have done increasing harm to the California redwoods in recent months, Redwood National and State Parks spokesperson Jeff Bomke told National Geographic. The targeted redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth, with heights approaching 400 feet. Show More Summary

A Washington State Park Wedding

After seeing a picture of the cliff that had no more description on it than "Deception Pass," James and I decided to run up there one day before a show he was playing about thirty minutes east of the pass. The first place we found was Bowman Bay, and vowed that if we didn't find the cliff that we would have our wedding there. Show More Summary

Mann dismisses Wyatt and Curry’s ‘stadium wave’ paper, claims the pause is ‘fleeting’

From Penn State: Slowdown of global warming fleeting By A’ndrea Elyse Messer UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation — … Continue reading ?

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