| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:58 AM
China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday.
China, which is connected to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Four renovation projects planned for Ravinia Festival this fall will beautify the grounds and improve access, officials say – an effort intended to appeal to concertgoers in a competitive environment for music venues.
Most striking may be the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The Savage branch of the Howard County Public Library is once again set to become an open book after an extensive renovation designed to modernize the aging facility and highlight a science and technology theme.
"The goal was to make this a more open...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something.
The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:09 AM
MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife.
Volunteer Gary Hunt, armed with a Home Depot fanny pack and a floppy tan hat, walks...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Given the sacrosanct aura that's developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable that anything related to the Fab Four might have ever gone missing through the decades.
But in coming up...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Bethlehem will apply for a grant to help fund planned renovations to Monocacy Park and Illick's Mill, but the grant will delay the project by a year.
During Tuesday's regular meeting, City Council members approved a resolution authorizing Ralph Carp,...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:52 PM
More than a dozen people attended a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the reopening of the Naperville Area Humane Society on Diehl Road, which recently was renovated.
Boyd, a two-year-old Bluetick Coonhound dog, is now kept in a new kennel, one that...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A long-awaited renovation project to revive the historic Lee Hall Depot took a big step this week as the exterior renovations were completed. However, a shortage in funding may cause a delay before the final stage, including a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
When Ann Marohn led the first tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park 40 years ago, she entered through a garage on the building's south side. Green shag carpets, water-damaged walls and uneven floors greeted visitors inside.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...