| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:57 PM
General Motors Co. will pay millions of dollars to victims in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, the automaker's latest effort to move quickly past a mounting auto safety scandal.
The program, outlined Monday by Kenneth Feinberg, a victims'...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Oil giant BP this week extended its .000 batting streak in its effort to kill its own settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, losing a bid to have the Supreme Court halt payments to spill victims while it stretched out its appeal.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:28 PM
A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing an investigation into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show.
Kurt Mix, a Texas resident and...
| Apr 1, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra testified this afternoon before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the automaker's recall of more than 2.5 million vehicles worldwide for faulty ignition switches that have been blamed in at least 31 crashes and...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:10 AM
We've recently caught some tasty news from the Chicago fish world.
First, the Fish Guy ( 4423 N. Elston Ave.) is back open after the market's renovation to accommodate more dining. It is now serving a full lunch menu that includes a yummy clamwich,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:00 AM
MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Lenore and Richard Gilbert of Gilbert's 17th Street Grille. Photo by Beth Black
1. Misael Soto
Best performance artist: Misael Soto takes those things we do in isolation and turns them into communal events. The Fort...
| Oct 25, 2012
It's not implausible that the outcome in Florida's U.S. Senate race this year could determine whether the winner in the presidential election is working with a Democratic or Republican Senate.
Yet for a contest so crucial, the Sunshine State's Senate...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:06 PM
A Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor is among a nationwide team of scientists that received $12 million to study how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has affected marine life.
Professor Robert J. Diaz will use his share of the money — $190,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get re-elected.
For instance, Mr. Romney charged that, "As...