| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s and Senate races....
| Jun 19, 2014
Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism.
Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:39 PM
A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The rules would...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A suspect in a string of weekend carjackings, including one that ended in a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy, was arrested this morning after U.S. marshals in SUVs pinned him in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Here's an app that can help make your road trip more organized and less full of the kinds of surprises that leave you shaking your head.
Name: Road Ninja
Available for: iOS and Android devices
What it does: Identifies your location and points you,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In a world where many independently owned and operated bookstores are closing their doors, Let's Play Books! in Emmaus aims to buck the trend.
The shop, which sells approximately 1,000 youth-oriented books (about 850 separate titles), opened Dec. 5 at...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:34 AM
There is a vending machine at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood that sells sustainable burritos. Next to the racks of shiny bags of chips and candy, just inside the sliding door, there's a large orange Burrito Box with a touch screen.
It's like a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Less than a month after pulling the plug on electronic message signs in Park Ridge, aldermen seem ready to consider one exception – for gas stations.
They recently agreed informally to allow stations to light the numbers in their gas price signs...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A favorite rest stop for millions of travelers along Interstate 95 in Maryland will reopen its doors to the public next week after receiving a $30 million makeover by the state and its private-industry partners.
The new Maryland House, a 42,000-square-...