| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Two people died and two others were injured after two Union Pacific trains carrying toxic chemicals collided in Arkansas early Sunday, officials said reported.
A portion of the town of Hoxie was evacuated shortly after the 3 a.m. crash, according to the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties.
Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.
Analysts don't think the salve that's being applied by the European Central Bank's interest rate cuts and bond buying is strong enough medicine to heal long-...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West's improbable run in the Little League World Series.
The players — most of whom had just started preschool the last time the city hoisted a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports:
Someone tried to pry off wheel caps on a vehicle that was parked in the 1200 block of Briarbrook between 8 p.m. on July 27 and 7 a.m. on July 28. The pry marks were consistent with a flat-...
| Aug 20, 2014
Oct. 16, 1976: Jack Hereford makes his way up Kelso Dune in Mojave Desert during investigation of mysterious sounds emanating there...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes.
Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
| Dec 27, 2013
Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:30 AM
From the first moment she opens up the case of General Gabler's famous pistols, Kate Fry's Hedda seems well aware of her name and how her story ends.
Director Kimberly Senior's slyly self-aware, shrewdly revisionist and thrillingly intimate new...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said.
A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...