| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A police crackdown in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife has generated support for protesters occupying land in a historic area to try to stop a high-rise development project.
Many people, including rights activists, said police used excessive force...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:05 AM
PLAINVILLE — Home builder Johnny Carrier savors the nail gun's staccato tap-tap as two workers finish piecing together two-by-fours at Samuel's Crossing near the Plainville-Farmington line.
Carpenters hoist up the wall frame for the colonial,...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The number of building permits issued in the Southland jumped 44% last year, though they still remain well below pre-recession levels.
There were 25,198 units of housing permitted in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, according to figures out Thursday...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Geology and engineering experts hired by the developer of a proposed 16-story Hollywood development say there is no active earthquake fault under the property.
The report's conclusions challenge a draft map released by the California Geological Survey...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The big house is back.
The average square footage of a new house built last year set an all-time record, according to new figures out Monday from the Census Bureau.
After shrinking for a few years during the housing downturn, home size has surged in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Donald Trump has continued his quest for world golf domination by purchasing Turnberry Resort, the iconic Scottish course that is part of the British Open rotation.
Trump told Golf.com he has no plans to change the course, known for its trademark...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote.
The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A huge road construction project is under way along a portion of 75th Street in Darien.
The DuPage County Division of Transportation is reconstructing and widening 75th Street from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction between...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good?
The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:06 AM
A large piece of the original ceiling of the California State Capitol building hangs on the wall in the showroom of J.P. Weaver & Co. in Glendale. Racks and racks of moldings, old and new, are on display for customers to choose.
Just a few blocks from...