| Oct 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore.
On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves.
His mother's right eye was...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Singe marks still scar the wall of the Canton grocery store where Stanislaw Ptak spent his final night outside. The homeless man died six months ago after he accidentally set himself on fire while lighting a cigarette.
The rowhouse on Pitcher Street...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:25 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are forecast to hit the eastern United States this weekend, and temperatures will stay below zero in the west, the National Weather Service said, after a deadly winter storm slammed the nation's...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Four people died of hypothermia in the Bay Area in a cold snap that is expected to bring rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to Southern California.
Three of the Northern California victims died on the street in San Jose, including one under an...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of a movement to experiment with free open online courses, but the undertaking, as its own researchers are finding out, has yielded mixed results.
While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:45 AM
The holiday weekend was pretty much a washout, especially if you tried to get in some outdoor home decorating or pick up that Christmas tree.
But shoppers should have sunshine to look forward to this week, because forecasters say good weather is...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said.
David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
| Nov 22, 2013
Pink was a suspect favorite color for 4-year-old boys in 1968, tie-dyed hippies and psychedelic Peter Max notwithstanding. Actually, anybody groovy had no standing at all in our household of a Baptist preacher, his choir-director wife, and four well-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:46 AM
SCRANTON, Pa. — The body of a 23-year-old Harleysville-area man was recovered from Lake Wallenpaupack in Pike County Sunday afternoon.
Benjamin Culton of Upper Salford Township had been in one of two canoes occupied by a total of seven people who...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A 50-year-old man who died on Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood is the second person to succumb to cold temperatures in Cook County this season, officials said today.
Daniel Badillo, whose home address was not available, was found Saturday on...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
While a lot has been written about the cattle losses in the October blizzard, few are talking about the 4,000 to 5,000 head of sheep that died in the storm in the western part of South Dakota.
Max Matthew of the South Dakota Sheep Growers said that...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:02 PM
By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...