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Carlton Towers fire: 9 dead in Bangalore's | CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bangalore: At least nine people are feared dead and 60 others injured, many of them seriously, after a major fire broke out on Tuesday evening at the...

Mai's Houston Fire: Blaze Consumes Popular Vietnamese Restaurant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mai's Restaurant, a popular Asian restaurant in Houston, was hit by a major fire earlier today. Mai's had been in existence since 1978 and grown to...

Disaster Prep With a Twist

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

The emergency supplies most of us own are pitiful, outdated or non-existent; and who can remember thing one about that CPR class from years ago?

Haiti's Tomorrow May Be Rooted In Trees, Fertilizer

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.

Costas Destroyed In Fire: Greektown Restaurant A 'Complete Loss'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A popular Greektown restaurant was destroyed and neighboring businesses damaged when a fire broke out just before midnight Sunday and raged until near...

A Jobless Recovery? Not For The Financial World (CHART) | Joe Weisenthal and Kamelia Angelova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Censored Images of Muhammad Finally Printed in New Book

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

My organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is proud to join a broad coalition criticizing Yale University's decision to censor the Muhammad cartoons from a book about the cartoons.

My Article 'PC Never Died' in Reason Magazine

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

The perception that free speech on campus is primarily a conservative issue ultimately enables campus censors. Besides, free speech zones disproportionately affect left-wing protests.

"Nookie" For The Nook And "Kindling" For The Kindle

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If The Joy of Sex is on the Nook, will it be called "Nookie"? And if Sebastian Junger's Fire is on the Kindle, will it be called "Kindling"? We...

Porno Teaches Maryland a Valuable Lesson

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

Passing a law singling out college students is not just a waste of legislative time but also fails to recognize that colleges are places where it can be part of someone's job to study "offensive" material.

Vail Resorts to be involved in 3-year Hayman restoration project

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A three-year project to restore Colorado lands scorched by the 2002 Hayman fire, with Vail Resorts Inc. and other private and public groups involved, ...

Disasters: Where There's Smoke... There's a Silver Lining

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

There's nothing like a good disaster to remind you of your own mortality; stop waiting for "someday." You need to write that book, sing that song, smell those roses, surf that wave

Man's Dream Is To Set Himself On Fire And Burn

The Vancouver Sun | MARKE ANDREWS, Vancouver SunSeptember 2, 2009Comments (14) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Colin Decker's ambition is to set himself on fire and burn for two minutes and 39 seconds. On Sunday, he'll have a chance to live the dream. Decker...

Michigan State University: Serious Student Complaints = Spam

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

We all hate spam, but censors, especially ones on college campuses, are remarkably good at bundling protected speech with speech that does not enjoy constitutional protection.

Brandeis University Called Out for Free Speech Abuses in Its Student Newspaper

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

The Hindley case, the university's bungled decision to close down the Rose Art Museum, and various other abuses of student and faculty rights have continued to embarrass Brandeis University.

Free-Speech Organization Launches Ad Campaign Warning Colleges That Violate Students' Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

The ad focuses on the almost unbelievable tale of Keith John Sampson, a student at a college in Indiana who was punished simply for sitting at a table and quietly reading a book.

French Firefighters Admit Starting Fires To Boost Pay

Connexion France | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TWO volunteer firefighters have admitted starting fires to boost their pay. The men, aged 22 and 25 face 15 years in prison for setting fires to ear...

Fertilizer Chemical Linked to Toxic Blaze

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Juli Charkes

The chemical arsenal Americans rely on to help cultivate crops turns out to be the same one used for warfare and acts of domestic terrorism.

Dave Barry on Campus Free Speech (VIDEO)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

In the video, Dave discusses the importance of freedom of expression, the state of free speech on college campuses, and the culture of censorship.

Washington Post: Stanford Ed School Hounds Blogger

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

Let's hope that colleges around the country get the message that debate, dissent, disagreement, and even unflattering blog posts are signs of a healthy educational landscape, not an infirm one.

Why do White People Have to Outscore Everybody Else on Tests? And Other Questions You've Wondered but Didn't Dare Ask!

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

How can public institutions achieve "diversity" in a way that's fair and legal?

UC Santa Barbara Ends Investigation of Professor for Anti-Israel E-mail

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

Since late April I have been following the case of Professor William I. Robinson at UCSB, who became the subject of an official university investigati...

FDNY Disciplines 7 In Deadly Deutsche Bank Fire

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City's Fire Department has disciplined seven commanders over mistakes that led up to a deadly fire at a ground zero office tower in 2007. Th...

Cooking with Charcoal vs. Gas: The Definitive Answer

Meathead | Posted 05.10.2013 | Taste

The flame war between charcoal grill purists and gas grill hotheads burns brighter than the debate between Mac and PC users.

Santa Barbara Fires Spread, Otherworldly Scene [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High winds and hundred-degree weather have proved a dangerous combination in Southern California, leading the Santa Barbara fire spread at a rapid pac...