| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Tropical Storm Iselle buffeted Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui early Friday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, downed trees and power outages and sending many tourists packing home as the state braced for a second storm on Sunday that is expected...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country?
That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:16 AM
It's an idea that started on the golf course.
Rob Tomko of Whitehall Township was at the seventh hole at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course when he thought to himself that he should be able to order food and have it delivered to him right there on the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
My husband and I read "Hot Spots to Access Internet Affordably" [More for Your Money by Myscha Theriault, June 8]. While we have heeded the huge cost problems of using our U.S. iPhones overseas even to the extent of removing the SIM cards "just in case"...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
We can do better.
Better than 82 people shot in one city in 84 hours. Better than a father losing two of his children, a year apart, to gun violence. Better than a shooting per week on school grounds across the country since the Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Starbucks Corp. wants to get in with the lunch crowd. The coffee giant announced Monday a new line of handcrafted sodas.
The company said that Fizzio sodas will hit about 3,500 Starbucks stores in the southern U.S. and Hawaii starting Tuesday. That...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:03 PM
As the buzz of hair clippers mixed with Gene Simmons' howl through speakers inside Beatnik Barbershop, Ali Farzad awaited his last haircut inside the tiny Mount Vernon establishment.
Raising his voice to be heard over the din, Farzad said he's moving...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Des Plaines city officials have a new plan to spur development on five vacant acres on the corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads.
The plan calls for reducing the size of the city's sixth tax increment financing district — which includes a car wash,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Starbucks is adding some new drink options to its menu, but don't expect to see a new Frappuccino or coffee-laced beverage.
The Seattle-based coffee giant has started serving handcrafted sodas, shaken iced teas and cold-pressed juices. Starbucks also...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:39 AM
McDonald's ranked last, again, in an annual ranking of fast food restaurants by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The bottom ranking has been an annual tradition since the ACSI survey started 20 years ago. In 2014, McDonald's Corp.'s satisfaction...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Gov. Rick Scott ducked into a Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon for a pit stop and a drink – and was able to leave about 45 minutes later.
At Starbucks he ordered a chai tea with soy milk – and rejected a reporter’s suggestion that it...