| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Yes, it's been a harsh winter and the numbers — of freezing temperatures, canceled flights and accidents — bear that out.
A polar vortex in early January carried frigid temperatures and wind chills — some well below zero — from...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:06 PM
SEATTLE — There was a lot to celebrate — and a lot to clean up — Monday morning, the day after the Seattle Seahawks brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time and the vaunted "12th Man" fan base went a little crazy...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Utah has filed its opening salvo defending its ban on gay marriage, while in Virginia, a federal judge will hear arguments about that state’s similar law in the latest legal maneuvering over the right for same-sex couples to marry.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:37 AM
The sea cow is betting on the horses.
Buffett the Manatee, who calls The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory his home, says the Broncos will beat the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, otherwise known as Groundhog's Day, reports the Bradenton Herald....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Repercussions from the heavy snowfall started to sound like the punch line to a joke Thursday:
It snowed so much, Chicago closed its outdoor ice skating rinks. Elmhurst began dumping its snow in a quarry usually reserved for flood overflow. And the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Pau Gasol considered the question. Was this the worst loss he'd ever experienced in the regular season?
There were surely more painful ones in his career, but they were followed by months of basketball silence — Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals:...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
After two days of major disruptions and cancellations, Metra trains ran normal schedules this morning though some commuters waited more than half an hour in the cold because of delays.
Most of the delays were on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The annual Crimeline Chili Cook-off is coming up fast. The Jan. 4 competition at Seminole Harley-Davidson, 620 Hickman Circle in Sanford, is a family-friendly event that includes an impressive law-enforcement motorcycle challenge. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:06 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A left-leaning government accountability group called Good Jobs First has issued a new report blasting privatized economic development agencies in a handful of states, including Florida's public-private Enterprise Florida.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:50 PM
There are things worse than death. One could, for example, wake up each morning to find it's the day before your 16th birthday — again. In "Haunter," Lisa (Abigail Breslin) lives this "Groundhog Day" nightmare day after day, a rebellious teen doomed...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
What's the first sign that the holidays are upon us? The ugly, inflatable six-foot Santas on sale with the Fourth of July mosquito candles? The delicate strains of "The Little Drummer Boy" wafting over your back-to-school shopping in September? Or is it...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Mike and Molly Season 4 premieres at 9pm Monday, Nov. 4, on CBS. When it debuted in 2010, the buzz on Mike & Molly was that it had the audacity to treat overweight people as — gasp! — regular people, and make them the focus of the show as...