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Dropped

Hanging 800 feet above Leg Lake, ten hours into a long summer’s day of climbing in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, Steve Herlihy was just starting to get comfortable. Getting into the bubble, he called it. He was tired but focused, feeling good about this latest adventure with his friend and mentor, Pete Absolon. They were at the southern end of the Winds, three-quarters of the way up an enormous cirque that flanks the lake like a half-mile-wide backstop. Close to 12,000 feet above sea level, the cliff Read more […]


celebrity

Naomi Watts Talks Turning Down “Diana” Role Twice

It can be daunting to play a figure so close to the hearts of millions, which is why Naomi Watts turned down the role of Princess Diana twice before agreeing to star in the biopic. Speaking about the decision, the “Diana” star told the UK’s Sunday Times, “I was a bit torn. I do care deeply about how the princes feels, of course. I am a mum of two boys.” Still anxious after boarding the project, the 44-year-old actress shared, “There was actually quite an eerie moment in London when I did see Read more […]


tech

Malicious Software Poses as Video from a Facebook Friend

A piece of malicious software masquerading as a Facebook video is hijacking users’ Facebook accounts and Web browsers, according to independent Italian security researchers who have been investigating the situation. Software – Yahoo! News Search Results Read more […]


US

Raising money to ensure women have access to abortions

As more states pass laws to restrict the procedure, nonprofit organizations step in to help people who can’t afford multiple clinic visits or long trips.WASHINGTON — Sarah Tuttle led her bowling team to a fourth-place finish in a nationwide tournament this April that raised $ 553,133 to help low-income women seeking abortions. Nation – latimes.com Read more […]


world

Russia: No Proof Syria Govt Behind Chemical Strike

MOSCOW — Western nations that are calling for military action against Syria have no proof the Syrian government is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors France, Britain, Israel and some U.S. congressmen have said military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime should be an option if it has Read more […]


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Hiking with Your Dog This Summer May Be Harder Than You Think

These dogs have hiked off-leash to the top of Handies Peak in Colorado. Sharing the great outdoors with our pets is a favorite pastime—but as a result of conflicts between dogs and wildlife, leash laws and dog bans have become commonplace. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Oakley Originals. America is, as we’re told, the land of the free—and for tail-wagging, four-legged travelers that were born to run, road-tripping across our vast country of fields, mountains, forests and campgrounds might Read more […]