| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Classes will resume Friday at Iroquois Community School following a broken water pipe that forced the school to close on Wednesday and today, district officials said.
The water pipe, located near the Des Plaines school's front entrance, burst about a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: Thirteen years ago, a long poured-concrete retaining wall was installed when our home was built. We didn't hire the builder, and we have come to discover he built the home and wall using poor construction methods. Believe it or not, there are no...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Alan Hemsath woke up to the earth cracking underneath him. Wood beams splintered above his bed, and the window shattered into small slivers.
He ran for the doorway, but the ground kept convulsing. As the apartment's walls crumpled, he fell face first...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Downtown Orlando's iconic round building will soon be torn down — most of it, anyway.
The old American Federal Building, which is owned by the city, will be demolished to make way for the plaza of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A smartphone app that recently won early rounds of funding in Orlando aims to help Floridians check out the hurricane safety of their homes in much the same way they look up vehicles' crash-test results.
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes awarded a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:08 PM
As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard.