| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:23 PM
Snowplows at the ready, the Northeast braced for what forecasters warned could be a “crippling and potentially historic blizzard” that could dump up to 3 feet of snow from Philadelphia to Boston starting Monday.
Tens of millions of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:12 PM
The smoking televisions, popping light bulbs and sparking wall plugs in Bushkill Township homes Tuesday night followed the failure of a Met-Ed transformer, a utility company spokesman said Wednesday.
"We had a transformer failure and it affected about...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:26 PM
By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:16 PM
Just before the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy inundated Krista Sperber's home, she had her two children grab what they could from their rooms and hop in the car for a ride to a relative's home away from the coast. She figured they'd be gone for a few...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:13 PM
DuPage County is vying for federal dollars that would help address persistent flooding problems throughout the area.
The county is throwing its hat into the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an effort aimed at helping local communities rebuild...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday.
"There's reason to be nervous now because the...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Best Remodeling Projects for Long-Term Payback
Although kitchens and bathrooms always steal the spotlight in a home remodel, they aren’t necessarily the ones that have the highest return on investment when you sell your home.
A new steel front...