| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The sky's the limit
Astronauts on a mission to Mars. Asteroids hurtling through space. A robot designed to snatch the asteroid out of its orbit.
It sounds like the broad outline of a sci-fi potboiler — one of those special effects extravaganzas...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Reuters — A Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashed off the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Wednesday, killing at least one of two people on board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday.
The Skyway Enterprises twin-...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
WALLINGFORD — A Hartford man was charged Tuesday after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service to a mailbox at a local UPS Store, police said.
United States Postal...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Many retailers and package delivery companies plan to hire more seasonal workers this holiday season than last year. And if you're looking for a job, the time to apply is now.
UPS is nearly doubling its holiday staffing from last year by adding up to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Giraffes, an elephant and a hippopotamus will soon depart Hilton Village for a long winter's nap. And so will the mini-golfers who usually are duffing around them.
Play A Round Golf and Games will close later this month in...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:23 PM
TAMPA — As the NFL revels in pink in October honoring breast cancer awareness, what's the color scheme for a horrible NFL franchise?
Is it too harsh to paint the Tampa Bay Bucs in funeral black? Perhaps a dullish gray? Or maybe the blue hue from...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
UPS plans to hire 4,000 seasonal workers in the Chicago area this holiday season, almost 20 percent more than last year, to help with a big increase in deliveries from a rise in online shopping.
UPS, which last year hired 3,400 workers, is working with...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The long-awaited Brooks Crossing development in the Southeast Community appears to be moving forward.
The city will fund $3.3 million for Phase 1 of street reconstruction and utility replacement, the Economic/Industrial Development Authority Board...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a constitutional law professor, I have mixed feelings about the first Monday in October. On the one hand, I look forward to the start of the new Supreme Court term in the same way a baseball fan looks forward to opening day. But I also dread what the...