| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Let's title this, "Beauty and the Beast 2.0."
First, the beautiful part …
Since 1990, People magazine has named a Tinseltown A-lister its "Most Beautiful Person." For the honor's silver anniversary, the pop-culture bible anointed Lupita Nyong'o...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| May 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A third man was convicted Thursday of sparking a wildfire that raged in the San Gabriel Mountains in January, charring nearly 2,000 acres of parched brush and destroying five homes.
Jonathan Jarrell, 24, was found guilty of a misdemeanor offense of...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it.
Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
| May 16, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Two men were convicted Friday of starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Colby fire, which scorched about 1,900 acres near Glendora in January.
A federal jury found Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The city will conduct its annual tax sale this month in an effort to boost tax rolls, but some critics say it's a quick fix that contributes to one of Baltimore's most entrenched problems — vacant properties.
City officials scheduled about 10,...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is encouraging Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in a 5-minute, online survey that will assist with planning. DCNR is working with experts across the state to...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district.
But, businesses worry the move could...