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  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013

    Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013
    Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 appear to have declined, according to a new report. The Governors Highway Safety Assn. says 2013 fatalities are projected to have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012 levels. That's the good...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
  • Letters to the editor

    Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics". Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...
  • Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident

    Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident
    Pedestrians this year will be able to walk in both directions at the popular Lake Arlington path in Arlington Heights, park district officials said. Previously, the inside lane for walkers, runners, strollers, wheelchairs and others who use the path...
  • Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside

    Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside
    The following items were taken from police reports: A lawn chair was taken from the fire pit area in a back yard in the 300 block of W. Madison Avenue between 1:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on May 4. A vehicle was ransacked but nothing of value was...
  • Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Announced

    Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
  • Oak Park fire likely started on front porch

    Oak Park fire likely started on front porch
    A Sunday morning fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others in Oak Park likely started on the destroyed home's front porch, Oak Park Fire Department Chief Tom Ebsen said. No one was hurt in the fire in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue, which...
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near the Geysers in Northern California

    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon three miles from the Geysers, about 72 miles north of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:39 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile....