| Jul 11, 2014
On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:37 AM
The first data from breathalyzer selfies--measurements of blood-alcohol content by a new smartphone app--show that users drank the most on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
San Francisco-based breathalyzer manufacturer...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:25 PM
As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols — to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement.
Officers plan to be out in force on...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Attracted by live music, food and an elaborate fireworks display, thousands of people filled Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July under a hot afternoon sun.
In another sign of a resurgent city core, event...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The Fourth of July is the most dangerous American holiday weekend of the year, experts say.
The National Safety Council estimated that there would be 385 deaths and 41,200 injuries -- including car crashes, swimming incidents and fireworks accidents --...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The Ottawa Senators announced Monday that General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Bryan Murray has been recently diagnosed with cancer.
Murray was the General Manager of the Florida Panthers from 1994 through New Year's Eve of 2000. After the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington.
The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:07 AM
People are making preparations for the Fourth of July. Some of them are buying legal or quasi-legal fireworks; some are acquiring quarter sticks of dynamite and worse. All these displays are perhaps interesting, but the smoke and unrelenting noise are...
| Jul 7, 2014
H. Juergen Krenzien, the former owner of Paul Klein Travel in Chicago and a sought-after adviser on luxury travel, had a client list that included members of some of Chicago's most prominent families.
"He'd been everywhere a traveler could ever dream...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...