| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher.
In the latest study,...
| Jun 9, 2013
The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation’s most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He’s got an excellent set of...
| Oct 4, 2013
Mark Guetersloh motored his johnboat slowly, very slowly, through the still water of the Cache River. Keenly aware that tree stumps lurking beneath the algae-covered surface have shredded many a propeller, he had a couple of oars, just in case....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest.
High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.
Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:34 PM
At least five people were killed Sunday in a tornado outbreak that left dozens more injured across the Midwest, and officials feared the toll could rise as emergency responders sifted through the wreckage.
Illinois has suffered the brunt of the storms'...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:37 PM
At least six people were killed and dozens more hurt when an unusual November tornado outbreak hopscotched through the Midwest on Sunday, leaving destruction in its wake.
Twisters and thunderstorms more reminiscent of spring than fall savaged...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Living in the Midwest can be a bit of a devil's lottery when it comes to tornadoes, and on Sunday, several Midwestern communities drew a losing card. The death toll rose to eight Monday in Illinois and Michigan as officials sifted through damage and...