| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...
| Nov 3, 2012
Wearing round glasses, a buttoned vest and blue wingtip oxfords, Shaheen Sadeghi can't walk down Anaheim's Center Street Promenade without being greeted by every shop owner on this three-block stretch of newly opened restaurants and boutiques. He's the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:59 PM
SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals features of the plot.
Baltimore-born film director Barry Levinson has said his new eco-horror movie, "The Bay," about a Chesapeake Bay turned deadly by environmental abuse, is "80 percent factual."
Bay scientists and...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:35 PM
I always considered myself more of a vampire kind of girl than one for werewolves (think Anne Rice, not Stephenie Meyer).
But when Irvine Ranch Conservancy docent Bob Huttar told me about the free monthly full-moon hikes, which depart from trailheads...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
I don't get a lot of opportunities to applaud the Illinois General Assembly, but right now, commendations are in order.
Recently, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill making it a crime to enter an agricultural facility under false pretenses to do...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- The Wright County Livestock Auction was packed Monday afternoon as Sue Wallis, chief executive officer of Unified Equine, held an informational meeting about the equine processing plant proposed for the area. It's been the talk...
| Mar 14, 2012
David W. Kenney, SeaWorld's first veterinarian, who played a key role in bringing the original Shamu to the San Diego amusement park as well as a gray whale believed to be the first raised by humans, died Feb. 14 in Montrose, Colo. He was 77.
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:48 PM
With a catch in her throat, Kristin Hudson talks in a video posted online about her young daughter asking if "they" will take away her daddy's farm.
The video, featured on SaveFarmFamilies.org rallied farmers and others across the country to the side...
| Jan 10, 2011
Janet Jackson fans have been clamoring for her return to the stage after her brief 2008 "Rock Witchu Tour" was marred with cancellations. Despite releasing only a couple of singles over the past two years in favor of turning her......
| Jan 12, 2011
Along with hairpin curves and heart-stopping views of the Pacific, motorists on California Highway 1 near the town of San Simeon may catch a glimpse of a most exotic sight: a herd of five dozen zebras grazing in the pastures......