| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Aug 16, 2014
A new gallery show "LA Stories: 100 Years of Watson Family Press Photography," opens Saturday Aug. 16, 2014....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:07 AM
"The Roosevelts," Ken Burns' latest documentary, debuts Sept. 14 on PBS.
But you can get a preview of the "intimate history" of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. A screening will be presented Sept. 10 at the Orlando Museum of Art.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When four twentysomething women are silent in a car, you know something is up.
Or down. Or in this case, both, in the form of hundred-foot rocky cliffs that dropped off sharply to our left, plummeting to meet the aquamarine Pacific Ocean, and the scrub-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ST. CLOUD — More than 2,000 silver coins found in a recently demolished St. Cloud home will now help fund local charities, a city spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The recent discovery of the coins was disclosed Friday and has garnered nationwide...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
| Jul 20, 2014
Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow."
George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees.
This is a "new"...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Most of my life, my work attire included a hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs and steel-toe boots. I lived the life of the blue-collar worker. That image of a union worker is long gone. In 1952, 80 percent of union members were blue-collar workers. By...