| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.
| Jun 23, 2013
As if hurricane season wasn't enough.
From now until early July, South Florida is in the meanest stretch of the rainy season. It's when the most severe thunderstorms tend to form, with winds of more than 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy rain and hail....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Paula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard.
Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won."
That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...
| Feb 17, 2013
Robert Reid frequently gets sick when he travels. He has suffered dehydration, heat exhaustion, food poisoning and bronchitis. "I thought I was dying when I had several days of bronchitis in Vietnam," said Reid, the U.S. Lonely Planet editor. "Same for...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:59 AM
On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:47 AM
While traveling as a twosome provides a myriad of savings opportunities along with a built-in support system for navigating logistical challenges, it also allows you each to save some serious luggage space. With overhead slots at a premium, and delayed...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:58 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn rallied today with pro-gun control forces on the Capitol’s front lawn, saying Illinois needs tougher gun laws because he’s “tired of going to funerals.”
Standing before the showcase statue of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Through raising awareness, providing information and supporting and leading advocacy efforts, health educators across the nation help millions of people each day learn more about life-changing topics such as diet, disease and exercise, among others. ...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
A fan died from injuries sustained in a fall at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon during the 49ers-Green Bay Packers game, according to multiple reports.
San Francisco police said witnesses saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Chapped lips, flyaway hair, dry skin, cracked elbows — Southern California winters may be mild, but they still cause beauty problems.
"Independent of where you live, your skincare regimen needs to change with the seasons," says Dr. Ava Shamban,...