One way to live forever? A time capsule, a Nevada historian says
A decade ago in Boulder City, he took part in planting a time capsule beneath the large public clock downtown for its opening in future decades. Rather than settle For hours, a team worked like archaeologists, sizing up and finally prying loose the ...
August 20, 2015
You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?
He had picked up Roby So at home in Los Angeles around 3 o'clock that morning, and they'd made it here, to this empty parking lot in front of the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, on the outskirts of San Diego, just after 6. . Acosta ...
July 16, 2015
The route to Europe for many African migrants passes through the underworld of ...
The smuggler walked past the diaper aisle, through the back door of the convenience store and into the metal shed where the migrants were hiding. It was Monday in one of the “We need to leave soon,” Musa said, examining the truck, its windows ...
July 21, 2015
30 of the world's best hotel bars
Carved into a broken stone wall, decked out in leather and metal and illuminated by purple mood lighting, this bar feels sort of Vegas -- but with sweeping views over Spain's capital. Cocktails are strong and spendy -- most guests opt for bottle ...
The Frenchman Who Followed Chris McCandless Into Alaska
of where the biologists had met him. The wood and metal skeleton of his kayak poked through the red fabric skin like a compound fracture. . “It is four o'clock Sunday, March 14,” Previtali writes, “negative twenty-five degrees, Robert motionless ...
May 22, 2015
A 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Is a Dream Come True
John Shand McHale, 45, an executive at PepsiCo PEP -1.77 % from Newtown, Conn., on his 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, as told to A.J. Baime. The car tailfin is true Americana. It all began when General Motors GM -4.02 % ' famed designer Harley Earl led ...
Wayward Pines: Let's Talk About "Betrayal"
I consider myself a sex-positive person but truly, this whole scene of a teacher egging on her tween students to have sex was by far the creepiest thing Wayward Pines has aired, and I include in that statement the bald devils running around outside the ...
Are There Limits to Government Speech?
The spirit of the Beef Board hovered over the Supreme Court last week as the justices considered the Texas license-plate case, Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. It’s worth understanding that idea for two reasons. First, whatever the ...
March 29, 2015
Who Owns Your License Plate?
There aren't many occasions when citizens are forced to reckon with the liminal strangeness of license plates. They're legally required ... The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, a case that centers on this ...
March 23, 2015
DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows
WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in ... shared with other police agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported the DEA's ...
April 11, 2013
George Will: A Texas-sized license plate dispute
By now there is a body of license plate law. In 1977, the Supreme Court upheld the right of a Jehovah’s Witness in New Hampshire to edit out, with tape or metal shears or otherwise, that state’s license plate slogan “Live Free or Die.” The ...
December 25, 2014
What Isn't Allowed on California License Plates?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has strict rules about what is and isn't allowed on license plates. Some other states tend to be more lenient. Photo illustration: Rob Alcaraz
December 16, 2014
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August 23, 2014
Sask. police getting 7 more licence plate scanners
As the police cruiser passes other vehicles, a camera snaps images, decodes the letters and numbers from license plates and searches a database for matches. Last week, the company said it would be expanding the number of licence plate scanners and now it's ...