| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Pennsylvania contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski's home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge.
His partner, designer Courtney Kish,...
| Aug 3, 2014
After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap.
Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million.
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Much of "Wolverines" — Brooklyn, N.Y. punkers I Am The Avalanche's third album — was written while frontman Vinnie Caruana was recovering from back surgery, with the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy looming in the background....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels.
Particularly in today's social-media...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Commonwealth Edison is working on a plan to install superconducting cable below Chicago streets to shield the Loop against power disruptions caused by terrorism or superstorms.
"This program is designed to provide protection in a catastrophic situation,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Customers ranked Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities No. 1 in satisfaction among large electric companies in the Eastern United States.
In a survey of residential customers by consumer research firm J.D. Power and Associates, PPL ranked first among 17...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy, the state attorney general said.
During the storm, the Rodeway Inn — formerly the EconoLodge Motel — at 2115 Downyflake...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
More than 1,000 flocked to an Allentown arena job fair Thursday ... An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy ... St. Luke's partners with Rodale Institute to grow food for...