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Listage: Regulators vs. American Cheese; Top Chef Contestants

School House Pub. · Austin's First Fermentation Festival Set For November 15 · American Regulators vs. American Cheese · Top Chef Boston Contestants Revealed · Food Truck Nation · No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 ·...


Lookalikes: Glass House Tribute in the Hudson Valley Seeks $2.25M

Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova via Visible Weather A circa-2007 tribute to Philip Johnson's Glass House, that large-looming epitome of a severely modernist home, is up for sale in Ghent, N.Y. Designed by architect and Columbia University professor Michael Bell, the...


Scottish nationalists look to broaden independence debate beyond currency

By Alistair Smout EDINBURGH (Reuters) - With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom. Health care and other social issues such as justice and equality are likely to get a bigger airing if pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond has his way in a second televised debate on Aug 25. The question of whether Scotland could keep the pound if it voted on Sept. 18 to leave the United Kingdom has hampered independence campaigners. The British government has said no and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of difficulties in monetary union.


Linkage: Pontchartrain Beach Throwbacks; Missing Schwegmann's

photo by Anthony Arrigo via flickr · Check out these vintage Pontchartrain Beach photos · On missing Schwegmann's · $13M for Isaac-related housing damages in Plaquemines · A second sweep of homeless encampment? · North Shore neighborhood warning: Don't...


Hostess to close bakery where Twinkie was born

·Hostess to close Schiller Park Twinkie plant ·Status update: buildings old and new ·No casino for Wabash and no walkway for you ·Grant DePorter buys $1.5 million River North condo ·Chicago ranks highest in distressed property sales ·Why sell...


US doc treated with experimental Ebola drug recovers

By Rich Mckay ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said. Dr. Kent Brantly of Texas was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical. Brantly, 33, is expected to speak at a news conference on Thursday at Emory University Hospital, where he and U.S. Brantly will leave Emory's hospital after the news conference, a spokesman for the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse said.


How German neo-Nazi hunt became complete disaster

BERLIN (AP) — An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree.


Amy Winehouse to get a statue

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked.


South Africa rest AB de Villiers, Zimbabwe win toss

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - South Africa rested captain AB de Villiers and handed debuts to top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi for Thursday’s third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.


Ferguson protests cool after top US attorney general visits

Protests in the strife-torn town of Ferguson cooled late Wednesday after the top US law enforcement official pledged a full investigation into the slaying of teenager Michael Brown that kicked off days of racially charged unrest. Earlier Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder met with the parents of Brown, a black unarmed 18-year-old who was shot dead by a white police officer on August 9. A grand jury was to begin hearing witnesses to Brown's killing, with widespread calls for the police officer to be put on trial for the fatal shooting. The attorney general, who is African-American, told Ferguson residents he had assigned the justice department's "most experienced agents and prosecutors" to investigate Brown's death, amid local suspicion that police will protect one of their own.


Mongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.


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