| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze.
The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — On Day 9, the sweeping Rim fire reshaped lives and topography from pristine wilderness areas to a famed national park to mountain communities that could be in the direct line of fire, depending at any moment on which way the wind...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
It's clear to most that the brush surrounding Laguna Beach is brittle, and the Laguna Beach Fire Department is doing all it can to ameliorate firestorm risk.
"You can't deny we're coming out of a drought year," Laguna Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Hidden away in the cloud forests of Colombia and described as half cat, half teddy bear, this cute creature is the first new carnivore to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Weighing two pounds and with wooly orange brown fur, it lives in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:06 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would create a 300-foot "buffer zone" to keep pickets away from a targeted individual's home.
The 6-0 decision followed a recent night-time demonstration during which...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Preliminary site plans for a new Walmart supercenter off Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) south of Hagerstown are moving forward, but a timeline for final approval still is unknown, a county planning official said Friday.
Jennifer M. Smith, director of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Robert Bastian, retired state representative and veterinarian, and his wife, Susan, hosted the Somerset County Farm Bureau’s annual Legislative Farm Tour to talk about state and federal issues involving agriculture.
Larry Cogan, farm bureau...
| Jun 13, 2013
Opened amid the United States Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and home to the country's largest collection of postcards, the Lake County Discovery Museum will move to Libertyville, in what officials say is a more centralized location.
"We can protect...
| Jul 31, 2013
Nearly 3,000 trees in Lake Zurich are dying thanks to a severe infestation of the emerald ash borer, a tiny beetle that attacks ash trees. Because of the infestation, all of the ash trees —about 38 percent of all trees on village property —...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:33 AM
River Forest officials are working with the Cook County Forest Preserve to get a red-light camera at the corner of Harlem Avenue and Lake Street up and running.
The camera, which will be the village's second, will monitor vehicles driving south on...