| Nov 7, 2013
Fight or go with the flow. Not the flashiest of life's dilemmas, I suppose, but it sure comes up a lot in work and love. Those who know which to choose at which moment are lucky sods; most of us just flail around, wondering.
At one point in "Port...
| Nov 13, 2013
Wise men and women know that tallest building titles, like glory and Cubs winning streaks, are fleeting. Someone can always build a taller tower. Mix the foibles of the human ego with ever-advancing building technologies and new experiments in...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:43 PM
NEW YORK — Building experts declared New York's new World Trade Center tower the highest skyscraper in the country Tuesday, knocking Chicago's Willis Tower from the spot it has held for nearly 40 years and answering the burning question in high-rise...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:16 PM
NEW YORK — It was all so simple for King Kong, the giant ape who fled his captors by clambering to the top of the Empire State Building.
Back then, there was no question the Manhattan icon was America's tallest skyscraper.
But that was before...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Black Friday has come
First off let us thank you, loyal reader, for taking a few minutes out of your shopping schedule today to read these words. After all, with each passing year Thanksgiving in the U.S. is beginning to feel more and more like Black...
| Dec 3, 2013
Earlier this year, a reader had a six-hour cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. After discharge, he was still quite weak and asked his airline to provide wheelchair service at Rochester, his connecting airport, and his final destination....
| May 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A spire set atop One World Trade Center on Friday was greeted with cheers from workers high in the air and spectators from the street below.
The 408-foot spire, draped in an American flag, brought the New York City structure to a height of 1,776 feet,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The controversy over Metra's approval of a $740,000 severance package for its ousted CEO has cast a harsh spotlight on the commuter rail agency's little-known board of directors.
It's also revived a decades-old question of why Chicago's transportation...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:42 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* Orlando Sentinel writes that a new deal may pave the way for an Orlando-Miami train as well as a toll road in Osceola County that would open up rural...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Toyota is branching out beyond hybrids to ramp up its exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
This week, three of the automaker’s reps head to Aspen, Colo., for the TED-esque Ideas Festival to “underscore Toyota’s commitment to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:12 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Both runways at New York City's LaGuardia Airport were expected to be open Tuesday morning after the collapse of a plane's front landing gear sent it skidding along the tarmac and temporarily closed the airport.
The front landing...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
About 50 million people lost power Aug. 14, 2003, when a tree branch in Ohio started an outage that cascaded across a broad swath from Michigan to New England and Canada. Commuters in New York City and elsewhere had to sleep on steps, hitchhike or walk...