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Reno, Nev., is having an identity crisis. As its stream of visitors has dried up, the city has gained the reputation of a seedy gambling town without the glamour of Las Vegas. While Reno's starting to lure tech companies from the Bay Area, Will Stone of Reno Public Radio reports that changing its image remains a tough sell.
The FBI is saying that a 16-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he hid in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose to Maui. Severe temperatures and low oxygen would make survival difficult. Investigators are examining the case.
The skirmish continues between Sriracha and Irwindale, Calif. Irwindale's city council declared that owner David Tran must curb his hot sauce factory's smelly fumes or they'll do it themselves. Tran is considering relocating, and he has already received several offers.
Alison Ledden, marketing director for The Farm, a recreational marijuana sto...
In Colorado, where recreational pot is now legal, stores are working hard to stand out — marketing to fans of organic, locally grown produce and trying to liken using pot to enjoying a glass of wine.
MidAmerican Energy's wind farm in Adair, Iowa. Facebook is working with MidA...
The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.
detail from cover of ballad of a small player...
The Ballad of a Small Player is set in the murky underworld of Macau's casinos. Reviewer Tash Aw calls the novel a masterful and thrilling collision of old Asia and 21st century glamour.