Player in Wirth scheme pleads guilty A Robbinsdale man pleaded guilty Monday to preparing a false corporate tax return for the Wirth Companies, a once-prominent commercial real estate development firm. Michael James Murry, 60, pleaded guilty in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery. 05/13/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Slippery clay that looks like scaly black dragon skin is the crucial clue needed to explain the 2011 Japan earthquake's surprising impact, according to three studies published Thursday in the journal Science.
Scientists now have four lines of evidence (including a February 2013 study also published in Science) that help explain why Japan's earthquake-generating fault acted so weirdly during the 2011 temblor.
"It seems that frictional resistance at this location is getting close to zero, and we never really thought it could go so low," said Patrick Fulton, a geophysicist at the University of California, Santa Cruz and lead author of one of the studies.
I'm supposed to know better. Fog is a phenomenon of weather. It's a low cloud hanging near the ground. It's shrouded moisture. It's not a haunting ghost. It's not from another planet. But why does this hypnotic time lapse of fog rolling through the Rocky Mountains from Richard Gottardo feel so supernatural?
With a Dec. 15 deadline approaching, a small-business owner thinks he has cracked the code on understanding the new health insurance rates — and found a way to save tens of thousands of dollars on his next plan.