| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Union thugs have apparently killed the Twinkie.
Last month, Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Devil Dogs, Zingers and other varieties of diabetes in a box, announced its closure. In a statement, Hostess said a two-...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
I recently had the privilege of hanging out backstage with Bill McKibben on 350.org’s “Do the Math” tour. Any regular reader of this column has heard me talk about McKibben before. He’s the author and environmentalist who began his...
| Jun 13, 2013
Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Summer is coming. The long Memorial Day weekend is just two weeks away and, of course, average gasoline prices in California are back up above $4 a gallon.
On Friday, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California was $4.062, up 7.6...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:28 AM
A worker at a BP gas station in Tampa dialed 911 Tuesday afternoon to report a man in the parking lot who had injured his hand with fireworks, according to a news release from the Tampa Police Department.
Officers who arrived immediately transported...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:55 AM
A 36-year-old woman buying food from a street vendor on Kedzie Avenue was one of two people shot Saturday night.
She sustained a wound to the arm about 10:35 p.m. just north of the intersection with 60th Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A teenaged gunman on a bicycle who officials said was firing shots at pedestrians and police officers was fatally shot by police this afternoon on the West Side, according to authorities.
The gunman, who is 15 or 16, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai...
| Apr 18, 2013
For almost a century, Marktown has looked like an English village plopped down in the middle of Northwest Indiana's Rust Belt skyline.
The architect behind Marktown loved Victorian ruffles and flourishes, building cottages with steeply pitched gabled...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:08 AM
It's a countdown to Father's Day on Sunday as Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do and eat for...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Officials in New Jersey announced Friday the filing of several civil lawsuits against eight New Jersey businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter, and other essentials during the Hurricane Sandy state...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:54 AM
BP will plead guilty to a dozen felony charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, the oil company said Thursday.
Of the penalties, $4 billion will resolve...