| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Iraqi troops and Shiite Muslim militias, backed by army attack helicopters, mounted a major push Saturday to retake the strategic city of Tikrit in a sign that the beleaguered army was fighting back after ceding much of the country to Sunni Muslim...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30.
McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A bank in Bucktown was robbed this afternoon, police said.
At 4:47 p.m. a man entered the bank in the 2200 block of North Western Avenue and handed the teller a note demanding money, said Police News Affairs Officer Stacey Cooper.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:43 PM
In a strategic shift to secure new funding for California's bullet train project, state officials intend to accelerate their plans to build a Los Angeles County section of the $68-billion system.
High-speed rail officials said they want to start a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from "Shark Tank."
At issue is what to do with 12 soccer stadiums that were...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
About 20 Elmhurst residents squeezed into a small conference room Monday to complain to members of the Public Works Committee that chronic stormwater flooding problems appear to be worsening over years of what they see as a lack of effective action by...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Construction will start next week on two new detention basins designed to keep streets from flooding in the Catalina and Golfview subdivisions, Orland Park officials said.
The basins, which will collect and store storm water runoff, are part of...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:19 AM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:51 AM
It is a high school class project that will be part of Delray Beach for a long time to come.
A group of hard-hat wearing students from Atlantic Community High now are touching up a three-bedroom, two-bath home that they took from permits to plaster....