| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:25 AM
A former Central Florida art-gallery manager was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for embezzling more than $1 million.
Jeffery Hall, 48, embezzled the funds when he was the manager of Millenia Gallery in Maitland.
The Maitland man pleaded...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Some time between Christmas and New Year's, someone visited Mark Twain's grave in Elmira, N.Y. Instead of showing their respects, they pried off a plaque with the likeness of the writer who died 105 years ago.
Twain, born Samuel Clemens in 1835, is...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:29 PM
A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.
Founded by Bruno Pedrini after his return from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:31 PM
For all the hubbub about Starbucks’ latest drink launch, you’d think the coffee giant was the first to bring the flat white to Chicago. Sorry guys, Intelligentsia sold the concoction for a week last year in honor of the New Zealand All...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:45 AM
One of Southern California's most luxurious resorts, the Montage Laguna Beach, has been bought for $360 million by a Chicago real estate investment trust in one of the priciest hotel deals in years.
At a cost of $1.4 million per room, the deal...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:12 AM
They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow.
South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Say bon voyage to a friendly in-flight travel companion for the past 25 years. SkyMall has crashed.
Last week, SkyMall LLC, which publishes the well-known in-flight catalog, and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:38 PM
A former Nintendo employee has conjured up a bidding war for a rare retro video game that could sell for more than for $100,000 on eBay.
An eBay user by the name of Menaceone put Stadium Events, a 1980s fitness video game for the Nintendo...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:46 PM
It isn't every day that a longtime business suddenly closes.
In fact, at the A-Treat Bottling Co. plant in Allentown on Monday, it seemed like business as usual for the 97-year-old soda maker.
Kids were shoveling the snowy sidewalks. Distributors came...