| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:21 AM
By Paula MacPherson
The Infiniti M56 was filled with gadgetry. I’m usually put off by all of the functions and complexity, but here it works, as much of it requires just a simple push or two of a button.
Some of it requires no effort on the part...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews:
"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic (528 pages, $35)
The image of the genteel, benevolent Southern slave owner was the...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:00 PM
First, a few facts: Edward Hirsch's son, Gabriel, died on Aug. 27, 2011, at age 22. Hurricane Irene was making landfall in New York. The previous evening, he went to a party in New Jersey, where he took GHB (known in the vernacular as Grievous Bodily...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene.
That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov some things to do...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
When Annie V. Bechtel died in 1915, her husband, Howard P. Bechtel, took off from Berks County and headed to California, leaving behind eight children to be split up and raised by relatives.
Those eight children reunited as adults in 1934 when they held...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly.
Opponents said there is...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers.
The first named storm of...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...