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Senators urge that steelmaking tarriffs stay in place

Current tariffs prevent China, India and other countries from dumping hot-rolled steel in the United States, and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators hope to keep it that way.

October 30, 2013 2:45 pm
Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Deepen the holidays through Fair Trade gifting

Deepen the holidays through Fair Trade gifting

Holiday shopping can be such a grind. You buy, you wrap, you hand it over — times 20. If you're feeling overly cynical, try some Fair Trade gifting and offer your recipients the story behind their gifts as well.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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The Good Life: A guide to Koh Samui

The Good Life: A guide to Koh Samui

I’ll give Koh Samui another five years before the rest of the world discovers this island nirvana off the eastern coast of Thailand. I toured around Koh Samui for a week on moped in search of the island’s most idyllic places to stay, eat and see.

September 19, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

One of legendary Yankee Yogi Berra's most famous malapropisms is "déjà vu all over again," and the Yogiman actually bumbled into perfect misusage, because it's often the best description of one event that feels eerily like another, including an Asian vacation Mary and I took over the winter …

May 01, 2012 12:00 am
Michael Jackson's Dangerous tour

Michael Jackson's Dangerous tour

American pop star Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" tour in Bankok, Aug. 25, 1993.

June 16, 2010 12:31 pm

Plane crashes in Phuket, Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand | A passenger plane filled with foreign tourists crashed Sunday as it tried to land in pouring rain on the island of Phuket, splitting in two and bursting into flames, officials said. At least 88 people were killed. (Watch the video from the Associated Press.)

September 16, 2007 12:00 am
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