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  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • Mango: A perfect tree for South Florida

    Mango: A perfect tree for South Florida
    Growing, blooming and fruiting in the heat of summer, enduring the cold of winter and the fury of hurricanes, mangoes have made this land their home — the warm, southern extreme of South Florida between the ocean and the great expanse of the...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • 26th Street residents return, though block remains construction zone

    26th Street residents return, though block remains construction zone
    Normalcy remained elusive for the residents of the Charles Village block that collapsed in April even as they came back home this week. Construction still hums outside as workers rebuild East 26th Street and the wall that held it above adjacent...
  • One dead, one critical in West Side fire

    One dead, one critical in West Side fire
    A woman is dead and her husband critically injured after a Sunday morning fire at a West Side home, Chicago fire officials said. The Chicago Fire Department received a call about the fire at about 5:43 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lawndale Avenue,...
  • Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed

    Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed
    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a dramatic nightlong battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in...
  • E3: Sony One Ups Microsoft with 'Destiny'

    In a surprising case of one-upmanship, Activision Blizzard will launch its sci-fi tentpole "Destiny" on Sony's PlayStation 4 before it becomes available on Microsoft's Xbox One. The release, announced during Sony PlayStation's press conference at the...
  • When the Hoover Dam was built, this worker had the dirtiest job

    When the Hoover Dam was built, this worker had the dirtiest job
    Nobody could recall his real name. Instead, he was known simply as Alabam, probably a riff off his Southern roots. But they all knew him, the old man who played a gritty and all-but-thankless role in the Depression-era building of Hoover Dam. Alabam...
  • Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side

    Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side
    Children play frequently in the parking lot of the apartment building on the 7700 block of South Shore Drive, away from the traffic streaming down the street. Mothers there say they grab their children if they get too close to the road; others won&...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
  • Collapsed East 26th Street to cost more than $18.5 million to restore

    Collapsed East 26th Street to cost more than $18.5 million to restore
    Repairing the city block that collapsed during heavy rains in Charles Village last month will cost the city more than $18.5 million, according to city officials and a cost estimate released Tuesday. The Department of Transportation will request...