For Jim Souza, the president of Pyro Spectaculars, this is his art.
"The sky is the canvas," he says, lending another metaphor, "and fire's my paint."
Pyro Spectaculars has major street cred in the fireworks business.
"Really, science has not figured out what determines sexual motivation and sexual attraction.
The small newsroom's reporters have been working flat out for more than two weeks, since the first word of the attack started coming across the police scanner.
NPR's Peter Kenyon, reporting from Vienna, says progress is also being reported on sanctions relief for Tehran — but a deal has yet to be finalized.
"With cooperation from Iran, I think we can issue a report by the end of the year," Amano, the head of the U.N.
Stonie finished second last year but says he's been training hard for the rematch. Ultimately, he beat Chestnut by two hotdogs.
There's always interesting stuff in the news that gets overshadowed by the big stories. On Sound Effect we invite a panel a journalists to talk over their nominees for under-covered story of the week.
This week Alex Hudson of the news and politics blog Seattlish noted that even though the heat wave is all anyone can talk about, there are dimensions of it that haven't gotten the attention they deserve, such as the outsize hazard heat poses for homeless people.
"The city of Seattle has extreme weather plans that relate to cold weather, and there are no real plans that relate to hot weather," she says.
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different theme, and this week we discuss growing pains.
President Beji Caid Essebsi's office says in a statement that he needed the powers that come with the declaration to more effectively deal with the threat from extremists.
As Reuters writes: "Tunisia's emergency law temporarily gives the government more executive flexibility, hands the army and police more authority, and restricts certain rights such as the right to public assembly."
He died of heart failure on Wednesday in Dallas at age 89, according to his family.
Herkimer, who was frequently referred to as the grandfather of modern cheerleading or simply "Mr. Cheerleader," invented (and patented) the pompom. He came up with an iconic cheerleading leap, the "Herkie jump," that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day.
Wait. What? How did librarians fit in to national security in the 20th century? In an array of ways, says Cara Bertram, an archivist for the American Library Association.
The administration says the U.S. will be able to station more American personnel in Cuba, and that should be a big help in practical terms as more Americans travel to and trade with the Cold War-era foe.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says U.S. embassies around the world are promoting American businesses, and she's hoping that once the U.S.
Yanis Varoufakis, in an interview with the Spanish daily El Mundo, said that there was too much at stake to kick his country out of Europe's common currency, "As much for Greece as for Europe, I'm sure."
The first time was from China. Then, after Saigon fell in 1975, they left Vietnam.
My mother, Kuo Nam Lo, was 24 when she spent her first few months in the U.S. at a refugee camp at a military base along a stretch of the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania.
"I've always wanted to come back here," my mother told me in Cantonese on a recent drive through Fort Indiantown Gap.
It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics to think about the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
The line at the top of this post has the words that are probably most remembered.
The unit has become a vital resource for the 10,000-person police force in Los Angeles.
Officer Ted Simola and his colleagues in the unit work with county mental health workers to provide crisis intervention when people with mental illness come into contact with police.
On this day, Simola is working the triag