On a spring morning in high, dry southern Washington, a bright yellow bus rumbled to a stop in a lot at the Hanford Site near the Columbia River. The fourth-graders of Orchard Elementary School in nearby Richland, Wash., were about to see one of this nation's newest historical parks, surrounded by a valley filled with sagebrush, eagles and elk.
This just may be America's sexiest city - a symphony of sand, surf and sherbet-colored sunrises set to a sassy salsa beat. It is palm trees and pulsating nightlife; torpid days and tropical nights; shimmering pools and shimmying revelers.
"Nuclear weapon" is a broad term for any weapon involving a reaction among atomic nuclei. An atomic bomb is one kind of nuclear bomb; a hydrogen (or thermonuclear) bomb is another kind that's more powerful.
On our last family road trip to the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I drove a big loop with our daughter, then 6. We hit Seattle and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. On the way south toward Portland, we stopped at Walla Walla in southeastern Washington. Nice people, pleasant wineries.
When Beth Moody saw a recent ad on Facebook that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was asking "citizen historians" to crowdsource articles about the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 from local newspapers, she didn't hesitate.
Thomas Jefferson would most likely flip his wig over the current state of politics, but it's safe to assume he'd be pleased with the condition of Charlottesville, Va., which served as both his home and artistic playpen.
Joe Hill creates an illusion in front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. The 3-D image surrounds the Transformer at the entrance. Hill will also be creating a shark illusion in front of Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach on Friday.
Thomas Hubener rehearses for his role in Cirque du Soleil show, “Toruk - The First Flight,” Thursday at the Sprint Center. Hubener, a gymnast now turned performer, uses many of the skills he learned as an athlete to thrill audiences. The performer allowed The Star to place a GoPro camera on him as he went through practice. The show was inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar,” and opened Thursday at the Sprint Center and runs through Sunday. The show envisions a world set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the predator that rules the Pandoran sky.