| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission.
Although the nonprofit group building the...
| Aug 14, 2014
How often do hurricane remnants reach the Chicago area? Didn't Katrina's remnants reach Chicago?
— Robert Skurski
On at least 17 occasions since 1900, remnant low-pressure systems from tropical cyclones have passed...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...
| Jul 11, 2014
A life of service
Effie Ashe spent 12 years on the Newport News School Board, but summarizing her public life to that service vastly underestimated the impact she had on this community.
Yes, her passion was education, as the three terms on the school...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:24 AM
GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos - There's not much here except the dazzle and the deep blue sea.
The dazzle: Governor's Beach, a strip of white that edges the island like the powdered sugar rim of a cannoli.
The sea: It's actually not deep blue. It's as...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:45 AM
A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections.
PHOTOS: New rides at...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales.
But that changed...
| Sep 7, 2011
What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois?
—Mark Aguirre, Markham
Even though Illinois' midcontinent location far from the ocean precludes it from being hit by a full-fledged hurricane, remnants of hurricanes...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Wednesday, making the sixth straight year a major hurricane did not make landfall in the United States....
| Dec 12, 2010
Terrebonne Parish is planning to demolish about 450 hurricane-damaged homes, mostly in low-lying bayou communities.
Parish officials said the structures will be torn down this spring because they are in such dilapidated condition that they pose a...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A Sacramento firefighter missing in a Yuba County lake has been identified as a 10-year veteran of the department.
William Porter went fishing at Camp Far West Reservoir Wednesday night, and never returned home. Yuba and Placer Counties Sheriffs’...