| Feb 2, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
With the August deadline for homeowners to change out their wood shake roofs looming, local Realtors concerned about a distressed housing market are expected to push the Burbank City Council on Tuesday to postpone the requirement.
Fears that the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Rather than splitting hairs about who knew what and when they knew it (roof-overs vs. exposed wood shingles), the fact remains that the 1992 ordinance to replace wood shake roofs had an August compliance date. Christopher John Rizzotti's lobbying the City...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:50 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- First reports out of Buffalo this morning indicate one person has died and at least 12 others were injured after a tornadic storm ripped through a mobile home park in the Dallas County town.
Buffalo is one of many areas reporting...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Cars flipped over, a school bus thrown into a diner and trees everywhere. Henryville residents are beginning to assess the damage left by a tornado Friday.
One boy was on a bus just moments before it slammed into a diner.
“Makes me feel like...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu.
I had been battling a massive headache for three or...
| Jun 21, 2011
Many South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them.
But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
A private residence near Sykesville that predates the Revolutionary War is the latest structure in Howard County to be recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Howard Lodge, a 21/2 -story brick house built about 1750, was...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Until he actually stood in Michael Vick Hall outside Virginia Tech's football meeting rooms, David Wilson was convinced he was going to be the next Bo Jackson.
He can't put his finger on what changed, but Wilson's feelings about Tech and his future at...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and can continue through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April. Flu symptoms include headache, body aches, fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry...