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The 'New Normal' In Washington State

The Stranger | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green

"I could show you what it looked like before the fire." Shane Horton pulls out his tablet in the smoke-filled parking lot of Hank's supermarket,...

The US Embassy Moscow Fire of 1977

ADST | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
ADST

Diplomats working in the USSR had to contend with a wide range of difficulties -- poor bilateral relations, KGB surveillance, tough living conditions, Russian winters. For those serving in 1977, you could add one more thing to that list -- a massive fire.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Read More: Shopping, Services, High-End Repair Shops, Cleaners, Restorers, Jimmy Choos, Cashmere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Handbag, Luggage, Leather, Leather Spa, 55 West 55th Street, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, The Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th Street, Jim's Shoe Repair, 50 East 59th Street, Straps, Tips, Soles, Boots, Belts, Handbags, 1130 Madison Avenue, Hillel Tenenbaum, Zippers, Handles, Patching, Piping, Magnetic Snaps, Hardware Repair, Replacement, Suitcase, Briefcase Repair, Leather Garment Repair, Alteration, Hardware Re-Plating, Crystal Replacement, Hand-Beaded, Alligator, Lizard, Cut Steel Beaded Bags, Minaudieres, Chanel, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Valentine, Rockstud, Superior Leather Restorers, 383 Fifth Avenue, Lettered Embossing, Madame Paulette, 1255 2nd Avenue, Cleaning, Alterations, Restoration, Bridal, Designer, Suede, Couture, Vintage, Hand Laundering of Shirts, European Tailoring, Soft Home Furnishings, Water Damage, Fire, Smoke, Home Closet Organization, Garment Storage, Packing, Slate, 107 Horatio Street, Silver Polishing, Jean's Silversmiths, 16 West 45th Street, Sterling Silver Flatware American, English, Danish, German and European Sterling Pieces, Sterling Hollowware, Bowls, Trays, Cups, Tea and Coffee Service, Candlesticks, Candy Dishes and More. Repairs by the Shop's Experts Restore Items Marred by Dullness, Dents, Scratches, Stains, Knife Blades, Silver and Gold Plating, Raphael Silver Repair & Antiques, 14 West 45th Street, Polishes and Restores Sterling Silver, Antique Sterling Silver Goods, Tea Sets, Kiddush Cups, Goblets, Antique and Art Restoration, Hess Restoration, 20 West 22nd Street, Lladró Figurine, Landscape Painting, Mexican Pottery, Museums, Antique Dealers, Private Collectors, Fine Crystal, China Manufacturers, Porcelain, Ceramics, Glassware, Silver, Lacquer, Ivory, Enamel, Paintings, Antique Clocks, Picture Frames, Lamps, Marble, Fine Wood Objects, Knife and Scissor Sharpening, Westpfal Henry and Company, 115 West 25th Street, Sharpening Company, Stylist Shears, Manicure Instruments, Swiss Army Knives, Tool and Knife Sharpening, Cutlery, Leatherworking Tools, Faith Hope Consolo, Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho, Artbag, Drycleaners, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Family Safe After House Fire Thanks To Heroic Dog's Warning

AP | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — A Spanish Springs family has been forced out of their home after a house fire, but authorities say no one was hurt ...

A Dozen Things 'The New Yorker' Gets Wrong about Free Speech (And Why It Matters)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The article likens free speech advocates (like me, I assume) to "gun nuts," claims that campus speech codes have mostly been repealed (which is completely false), then bizarrely questions if people can believe in a diversity of belief. Those of us who are big fans of the concept of pluralism found the latter particularly mystifying.

Russia's Moskva River Catches Fire, Spews Black Smoke Over Moscow

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

An oil slick on the Moskva River in Moscow caught fire Wednesday afternoon, sending a plume of heavy black smoke skyward in the southern part of the c...

How Was Your Fire, Honey?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL! a volunteer firefighter's memoir "How often do you get a fire call?" people ask all the time....

The Slow Burn

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Dictionary.com lists 18 definitions for fire as a noun. It lists another 15 for it as a transiti...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A 'Horrible Accident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a "horrible acc...

Fire Safety: 'Dumb Stuff' That Typically Smart People Actually Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL!, a volunteer firefighter's memoir The blue minivan was a huge ball of fire when our pumper tr...

What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

You can tell a lot about a person by the way she builds a campfire. The fastidious stack the wood perfectly crisscross. People who won't let anyone ...

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

 A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 i...

A Big Victory in Georgia Points the Way to Ending Abuses of Freedom of Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 07.23.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Today marks the official end of an eight-year legal odyssey for one student who was kicked out of his college for clearly protected speech back in 200...

Surfer Sets Himself On Fire, Gets Barreled Like It's NBD

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.23.2015 | Weird News

Who is JOB? Apparently, he's a professional surfer who wants to give Johnny Knoxville a run for his money.   During a recent trip to Ta...

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Sign Up to Stand Up for Global Academic Freedom

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Perhaps the greatest threat to academic freedom may be the Department of Education, which has promoted a definition of harassment so broad that cases like Laura Kipnis's are all but inevitable.

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

Heroic Boys Rescue Young Children From Burning Home In Florida

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Typical of their hot summer days free from school, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes and 10-year-old Isiah Francis were plopped on th...

Popular North Korean Hotel Reportedly Catches Fire

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

SEOUL, June 11 (Reuters) - A section of the Koryo Hotel, one of the oldest and best known hotels in Pyongyang, caught fire on Thursday, a source who...

Deadly Fuel Depot Fire Rages In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

VASYLKIV, Ukraine June 9 (Reuters) - Emergency services stopped a fuel depot fire outside Kiev from spreading on Tuesday, officials said, but the fate...

Wildfires Ravage Alaskan Tundra

Associated Press | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Following a winter marked by little snow and warmer temperatures, fire crews on Monday were tackling two large wildfires bu...

Single Mom of 3 Finds Hope Two Months After East Village Explosion

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Diane did not tell her three small children that on the night of March 27, the only home they had ever known was gone.

Rail Safety Fact Check: Fires, Spills Up Despite Industry Claims

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Isaiah Thompson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by Isaiah Thompson of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with...

Man Started Utah Wildfire To 'Signal For Help,' Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

A man who allegedly started a brush fire in Utah that claimed up to 40 acres of old growth trees did it to signal for help, police said Wednesday. ...