| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:51 PM
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports.
The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors – and electrons, unlike humans, work for free.
The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Back in the 1980s, “divestment” was a term for a student-driven campaign to force colleges and universities to end their financial connections to companies doing business with South Africa’s brutal white apartheid regime.
| 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-...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:23 PM
There are some things the private sector is good at, and helping vast numbers of people recover from a disaster is not one of them.
The lesson we are learning in the aftermath of Sandy is that only government has the reach, the structure, and most...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Property owner John Meehan has submitted a construction project to the Design Review Board with no idea when it will be permitted, if ever.
His plans may be thwarted depending on a decision by the California Coastal Commission. That board voted 10-2...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Stonehenge: In the Feb. 8 story "Commission agrees to hear appeal," the wrong photo was used to accompany the story. The printed image was of the Halliburton House, not of the "Stonehenge" property.
View committee: The Feb. 8 City Council brief "Mayor...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Apr 15, 2012
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO HALIFAX, CANADA
From LAX, Air Canada, Delta, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Halifax. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $876, including taxes and fees.
WHERE TO STAY
| Apr 15, 2012
Halifax, Canada — A cold wind ripped through Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Then came the frigid rain. In a minute, I was thinking, the headstones will be shivering.
"Now," said Blair Beed, my guide, "imagine how it would have been in those lifeboats....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...