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How we analyzed California's wildfire evacuation routes

Apr. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — How many roads are enough to get out? That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire. Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire forced officials to close three of...

Ruth Reichl chats about chicken soup and Gourmet magazine

Apr. 4, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Memoirist no more? It's hard to believe, but "Save Me the Plums" just might be the last such narrative for Ruth Reichl. Her latest, after "Tender at the Bone," ''Comfort Me with Apples" and a lifetime's worth of others, has Reichl taking on her decade as editor in chief of Gourmet magazine,...