| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials.
The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:41 PM
A proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach could significantly harm parts of the Southern California ocean environment unless substantial changes are made in its design and operation, according to the staff of the state Coastal Commission....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Millions in federal funds are to be spent in Maryland to help protect Smith Island, Crisfield and other coastal communities from devastating flooding like that caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Love betrayed, ghosts, curses, prophecies and an inevitable tragedy of mythic proportion fuel Theatre Banshee’s effective production — despite a technical snafu — of Marina Carr’s Irish play, “By the Bog of Cats,” a Los...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Steeped in star-crossed tragedy, mordant humor and paranormal activity — in other words, an Irish play to its core — Marina Carr’s contemporary take on the story of Medea, “By the Bog of Cats,” elicits suitably haunting...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Florida State pledge Ryan Sousa was taking in the scene at The Swamp on Saturday, a special guest of the Seminoles hated rival the Florida Gators.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver from Orlando Lake Nona was on an official recruiting visit to Florida...
| Dec 11, 2013
Friends, it's time for our annual talk.
The weather has turned cold — sharply, bitterly, bitingly so.
But are the hiking trails closed? Have the woodpeckers retreated to their man caves, pecking at beer nuts? Have the deer put their hair up in...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:35 PM
The state Senate approved a measure Friday that would give the California Coastal Commission the ability to impose fines.
The bill, which would grant new power to the agency that oversees land use and public access along California’s 1,100-mile...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Billionaire developer Rick Caruso received a special permit from the city of Newport Beach on Friday to temporarily moor his 216-foot yacht in the harbor, city officials said.
In mid-August, to the chagrin of several citizens, the Newport Beach Harbor...