| Dec 25, 2012
| 11:28 AM
A man was pulled from the Chicago River near Union Station downtown this morning, officials said.
The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. at the Adams Street bridge over the river at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, according to Chicago Fire Media. The man was...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:51 PM
A Goddard family is warning Kansans to beware of ice. Their dog, Bear, almost died of hypothermia after falling into their wastewater lagoon Wednesday.
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The rescue started when only two dogs showed up for a meal. A quick...
| Feb 17, 2013
Robert Reid frequently gets sick when he travels. He has suffered dehydration, heat exhaustion, food poisoning and bronchitis. "I thought I was dying when I had several days of bronchitis in Vietnam," said Reid, the U.S. Lonely Planet editor. "Same for...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Look beyond the western painted turtle's colorful stripes and you’ll find an animal that seems to have nearly magical powers.
A baby western painted turtle can freeze solid, and as long as nothing cracks it in half or tampers with it too much, the...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 40 Years Ago — Cmdr. Harley Hall, former skipper of the Blue Angels, has been declared missing in action in the air war over Southeast Asia.
Cmdr. Hall, executive officer of Fighter Squadron 143 aboard the USS Enterprise, was on a strike...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The injured children came into the Children's Hospital at the Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City fast. So fast that the hospital set up a triage center in its own facility.
"Every once in a while, a trauma trickles into the emergency...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Six people were rescued off Marina del Rey Tuesday evening after their outrigger canoe capsized in rough seas.
All were treated and later released after they were pulled from the water about 7:45 p.m., according to authorities.
The vessel overturned...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Drinking excessive alcohol can kill.
That's the message Tony and Lori Bobbitt of Greencastle, Pa., are hoping to get teens to hear, because they don't want another parent to go through the nightmare they have.
On May 1, 2008, their 19-year-old son,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:44 PM
It's going to be cold -- really, really cold.
Not just any-random-day-in-the-winter cold, but the type of cold that freezes engines, causes hypothermia and can burn every inch of exposed skin on a person's body. Here are a few tips to ensure you are the...
| May 5, 2013
The first domesticated lamb turned over coals in Mesopotamia, literally the land "between rivers," some 10,000 years or so ago.
But the lamb I'll be roasting in my backyard on this Orthodox Easter Sunday — also on a spit, over coals — is one...
| May 5, 2013
| 8:50 PM
A kayaker who had fallen off his craft was rescued from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan this afternoon by Chicago Police Department Marine Unit divers on the Near South Side.
A fisherman spotted the man clinging to his kayak about 3:20 p.m. near...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
TUCSON -- The Sonora desert claims the lives of hundreds of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year. Many of the dead -- about one out of three -- go unidentified. Now, there may be an easier way to put a name to some of these suspected border-...