| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Tuesday will mark the nation's 1,000th straight day with the average cost of gasoline at or above $3 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The streak is the longest on record, and the drivers' advocacy group said it will continue for another 1,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:17 PM
He still performs the original words.
When Arlo Guthrie was a boy, he sat in the backyard with the guitar he'd gotten for his fifth birthday and listened as his father taught him the end of "This Land Is Your Land" — the lyrics, cut in many...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Belly of the Basin is a documentary about the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, presenting individual stories of survivors and volunteers. Fairfield University's professor Roxana Walker-Canton co-produced it, and she'll be on hand...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The Atlantic Ocean is expected to churn out 18 named tropical storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes during the season that stretches from June through November, according to a report released Wednesday by Colorado State University's...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:08 PM
After leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean and United States last October, Hurricane Sandy’s name has been retired from the official storm list.
Sara now will replace Sandy, beginning in 2018, the National Oceanic and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado?
I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
| Nov 17, 2013
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
| Nov 20, 2013
When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else.
Adverse selection, as we've...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Holiday specials and special holiday episodes are all the rage this week on TV, but that's not all. Here are some highlights from the TV schedule for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1.
Monday, Nov. 25
8 p.m. Monday, TNT
The squad searches for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The first thing you’ll probably notice about Aitor Throup’s 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the...