| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.
The number of unaccompanied children...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated.
In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piņatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:37 PM
A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency.
The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35%...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As a small business owner trying to generate sales, is it ever a good idea to advise customers to not avail themselves of your services?
A few weeks ago, homeowners in parts of the Northeast where I live began to receive notices that revised flood...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most college kids really don't care about luxury when they travel; what they want is a cool experience. That's the philosophy behind a travel website for students called Hovelstay.com, which bills itself as "a new anti-luxury listing site."
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.
The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...