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Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

"We want to know exactly what happened," said Bernadette Lamboy, Brignoni's godmother. "We want to know if there was negligence."

Ski area: Snowboarders’ lawsuit for access to the slopes demeans Constitution

Lawyers for Alta countered that there "is no authority holding that the zone of interest created by the Fourteenth Amendment protects those who stand sideways on snowboards."

US congressman celebrates Hemingway legacy in Cuba

US congressman celebrates Hemingway legacy in Cuba

"Hemingway has always brought people together," McGovern said.

US officials issue alert for Americans in Russia

The State Department says that U.S. citizens considering travel to Russia should evaluate their personal security in light of political tensions and the possibility of violence or anti-U.S. actions directed against Americans or U.S. interests.

Gels, foams, spheres: Modernism comes to Portland

Gels, foams, spheres: Modernism comes to Portland

Chef Gregory Gourdet — who organized the Chefs Week PDX event — says the catchall of "modernism" in the Pacific Northwest can vary by the chef. "Portland is still not modern-technique heavy," he says.

Go For the Food: Seafood Row on Alabama Gulf Coast

Go For the Food: Seafood Row on Alabama Gulf Coast

"If you're not familiar with the causeway and how to get there and the history of the route across the bay it can be a little difficult to navigate," said Roszkowski.

Rhode Island's hot wiener: Don't call it a hot dog

Rhode Island’s hot wiener: Don’t call it a hot dog

"They're so greasy but good," said Paula Malone of Glocester, who came in one recent lunch hour with a colleague from the Providence VA Medical Center to pick up a big order.

Mexican border city hopes to lure spring breakers

Mexican border city hopes to lure spring breakers

"We used to see waves of people along the main boulevard," said Julio Mejia, who took over as tourism director in December.

Oklahoma Panhandle: Rural and quirky

Oklahoma Panhandle: Rural and quirky

Though I've lived in Oklahoma 20 of my 28 years, I'd never trekked out to the Panhandle until recently.

Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

"Samba is the root that binds Brazilian culture," said Nanny Kammura, a 35-year-old kindergarten teacher and mother who transforms into a "passista" samba dance specialist for the Mocidade school when the big party rolls around each year.