| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:04 AM
The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
| Jul 3, 2014
Japan is a close friend and ally of the United States, and a crucial strategic military partner in Asia. But if the going got rough, and, say, North Korea attacked U.S. forces somewhere in the Pacific, could we count on Japanese military support?
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a nearly $12 million contract for construction and repair work to replace a block of East 26th Street that collapsed amid heavy rains in Charles Village in April.
The contract covers a substantial...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The transition from nearly 90 degrees to 9 degrees is a dramatic instant-climate change for guests visiting the annual ICE! show at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee. Fortunately, the team from ICE! provides a heavy winter coat to all visitors to...
| Sep 8, 2013
Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4
While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.
Jack Stoughton Jr.,...
| Aug 10, 2013
Seven-layer soda pop rocks cake
2 hours. Serves 20 to 30
4 (16.25-ounce) boxes white cake mix (enough for 8 cake layers)
5 cups 7-Up or similar soda, divided, to substitute for the water in the cake mix
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil, divided, or as...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Today is National Chocolate Day and to celebrate, we're giving you one ridiculously scrumptious way to get chocolate wasted. (And by chocolate wasted, we mean a way to get your chocolate fix and get really drunk on a fabulous cocktail too. Just make...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:58 PM
New French cafe and creperie Chez Antoine is now open in Highland Park, sandwiched between a bike shop and a vacant storefront.
Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" can be heard above the chatter of Eastside hipsters sitting on the small outdoor patio.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Hans Röckenwagner is chef-owner of 3 Square Café and Röckenwagner Bakery as well as the planned Café Röckenwagner, set to open in Brentwood in January. Röckenwagner grew up in southern Germany and has cooked in Germany, France, Switzerland, Chicago and...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
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...