| Jun 7, 2010
Not the president of the United States. Not the chief executive of BP. Not Congress, federal agencies or local elected officials. From its fiery beginning, the Gulf oil spill has stood as a concentrated reminder of why, over four decades, Americans have...
| Mar 24, 2010
Did you ever stop to think about daylight-saving time and wonder how it got started? Well, it all came about in 1784 with Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris. Franklin wrote about it in his essay “An Economical...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 2:05 PM
A rural fire district meeting turned ugly Tuesday night when angry supporters of a former Marine called on the board to back down on its threat to have the man's property seized because of a $27,552 unpaid bill for brush clearance.
The mood at the...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 8:43 AM
WASHINGTON — The folks who print America's money have designed a high-tech makeover of the $100 bill. It's part of an effort to stay ahead of counterfeiters as technology becomes more sophisticated and more dollars flow overseas, Federal Reserve...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 4:50 PM
I heard that during World War II there was a period of double daylight saving time. Is that true?
—Thanks, Alfred and Marge Engel
Dear Alfred and Marge,
There was indeed double daylight saving time during World War II, but in Britain,...
| Dec 5, 2010
The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society
Edited by Bill Bryson
William Morrow: 506 pp., $35
There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
| Oct 10, 2010
Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40
On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:39 PM
Federal agents say that counterfeit $100 bills are popping up at stores across the metro area, with crooks even passing a bogus bill to a Boy Scout troop selling Christmas Trees in Independence.
Workers at Boy Scout Troop 492's Christmas Tree lot in...
| Dec 13, 2010
Patrece Otero remembers when the Glendale Unified School District used to give her $200 a year to buy classroom supplies for her 20 or so students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This year, Otero received $100 for her 36 students.
| Sep 7, 2010
Eating healthy and working out are two key components to a healthy life style, and that's just what hundreds of students from New Orleans are focusing on along side former NFL stars. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano shows us what they're up to.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Keep your religion out of my government
To the editor:
I was appalled by Allan Windle’s letter on Feb. 11 in The Herald-Mail. He claims the same-sex marriage bill now in front of the Maryland Legislature is an exercise in “political...