| Jan 6, 2010
With just a few hours before the artic blast arrives in north Texas kids are stilly playing in tee shirts and skirts. Tomorrow, that may be dangerous. Baylor- Carrollton pediatrician Farah Naz says that kids, because of their size, are at greater risk...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 5:13 PM
NORFOLK, Mass. -- A cat found frozen in the snow has made a miraculous recovery.
Annie, a 13-year-old tuxedo cat, disappeared during snowstorm in early December on the day her family was moving.
Five weeks later there was still no sign of the cat and...
| Jan 7, 2010
Extreme winter temperatures can be just as dangerous as Houston's famous summertime heat.
"Even a short exposure, if you're not prepared for the elements, you can see changes from hypothermia or from frostbite within 20 to 30 minutes," said Dr. Jamie...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 7:40 PM
A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures.
I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
| Feb 5, 2010
DALLAS - Does a chill in the air make you want to curl up underneath a blanket by the fire? With the right preparation, you can embrace the elements while staying active and healthy. Here are some tips from experts and enthusiasts on how to safely savor...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 7:55 AM
TOKYO -- A body was found inside a wheel well of a Delta Air Lines plane after it landed in Tokyo from New York, and Japanese authorities Monday were trying to identify the man.
The body of the apparent stowaway was clad only in a long-sleeved, plaid...
| Feb 11, 2010
On Saturday, amid the cacophony of firecrackers and other pyro-noise, most of China will be up all night to welcome in the Year of the Tiger. Here in the north, that will mean televisions blaring, watermelon seeds cracking, mah-jongg tiles clacking and,...
| Feb 9, 2010
No doubt, cold weather can be hard on your health, but there may be a silver lining or two.
Winter and its chilly temperatures are a mixed blessing when it comes to human health. We might not appreciate it at the time, but cold temperatures perform a...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 9:30 AM
This month China welcomes in the Year of the Tiger. Here in the north, that will mean people wrapping and eating dumplings.
Northern Chinese eat dumplings on New Year's the way Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving (southerners have a whole different...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 9:46 AM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops.
Vegetable prices shot...
| Mar 31, 2011
Punk rock musician
Zoogz Rift, 57, a punk rock musician whose experimental style garnered comparisons with Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, died March 22 at Encino Hospital of complications from diabetes, said his partner, Laura Rift....
| Apr 1, 2011
Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said.
Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...