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  • New law seen as boon to antelope hunts in Texas

    A new federal law that took effect this week makes it easier to hunt endangered African antelope that are raised on Texas ranches and have become a lucrative market for breeders and others.

  • Man accused of setting fire over marijuana

    An 18-year-old has been arrested after being accused of starting a fire in his mother's Houston-area apartment because she would not give him money to buy marijuana.

  • President Obama, accompanied by members of his Cabinet, speaks about superstorm Sandy at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. With him are (from second from the left) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Congress investigates DHS ammo purchase

    The chairman of the key House subcommittee that controls the Homeland Security Department's budget asked Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday to justify why the department has made major ammunition purchases in recent months, saying it's time to put rumors to rest.

  • Concert: Michael Jackson Immortal 
Shortly before he died, Michael Jackson was preparing to kick off a string of 50 concerts in London. The dates were spread out over the course of a year, and every last one of them was sold out. The rest is history: A few weeks before "This Is It" was to start, Jackson overdosed and died--some say the drugs were steadying his nerves about the show. Three years later, Cirque du Soleil has launched its own massive Michael Jackson tour, an homage titled "The IMMORTAL World Tour." The show features the usual Cirque stunts, dancing, and physically daunting feats, all performed to Jackson's music with the king of pop's likeness broadcast on a giant screen. Through July 16 at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. Phone: (202) 628-3200. Website:

    Get Out: Tour an edible urban garden

    Nothing grates quite like a lecture from a "locavore," a scold who mixes food and politics by refusing to buy any product that has traveled more than 100 miles from stable to table, and lecturing those who don't do likewise. While the "buy local" philosophy often makes for pitiful politics, the locavore crowd is right about one thing: Food that has traveled for thousands of miles and grown out of season generally isn't tasty. So if you believe in letting your palate guide your spending, there is something to be said for urban farming.

  • Learn about Tharks with the iPad app Disney Second Screen: John Carter.

    Zadzooks: John Carter review (Blu-ray)

    The debut of Edgar Rice Burroughs' pulp hero in the Blu-ray format allows viewers an interactive way to appreciate his recent live-action, science-fantasy adventure.

  • "John Carter" sees Taylor Kitsch transported to Mars where he leads the resident Thark people against an invader. (Disney via Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'John Carter'

    "John Carter" is directed by Andrew Stanton, the Pixar wiz behind lovingly crafted animated wonders "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo." Like those movies, "John Carter" offers plenty of computer-generated spectacle. But what "Carter" lacks is heart.

  • Marvel announces adaptions of John Carter novels

    John Carter _ Edgar Rice Burroughs' other famous pulp creation _ is having his stories told anew thanks to an agreement between Marvel Entertainment and the author's estate that will return the Earth-born adventurer's Martian adventures to comic books.

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