| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I've decided to re-roof my house because I simply can't afford to pay a roofer. I'll be stripping off all the shingles down to the bare wood. Do you feel it's worth it to buy a nail gun to install the roofing nails? What can you tell me about...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: When it rains, water leaks into our basement just under our front door. The previous owner installed the door, and much of the work he did around the house we've discovered is substandard. What do you think is the cause of the water leak under...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:07 AM
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Just 10 miles off the southwestern shore of Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard boasts pristine beaches, soaring cliffs, peaceful meadows, bustling towns and plenty of bucolic island charm.
Although a summer...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
"Small trees had attacked my parents' house at the foundation,” begins “The Round House,” Louise Erdrich's wise and suspenseful new novel. Bazil and Joe, a tribal judge and his 13-year-old son, work to pry loose the stalky shoots...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:31 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY -- "Welcome to my home," Olga Cordero said, and walked into her roofless living room.
It was Friday morning. When they last saw their home, there had been a pile of dead horses nearby at Orr's Family Farm, victims of Monday's monster...
| Oct 21, 2012
CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out.
Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Los Angeles County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As the debate over Allentown’s proposed water and sewer lease heats up, one city council member was conspicuously absent from the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cynthia Mota, a Democrat who has served on council since she was appointed in...