| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas.
"The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.
The company said no formal decisions had been made and no agreements had...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said.
The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.
"It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:26 PM
EAST HARTFORD – Sixteen students at Goodwin College who completed a jobs training program for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were recognized during a ceremony Friday morning.
Six of the students have booked job...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves.
Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday.
According to the U.S. Drought...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up.
Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Reports in the media of a coming bee-apocalypse would particularly concern residents of the Sunshine State. Florida is home to a booming $9 billion citrus industry employing nearly 76,000 locals. As several citrus varieties require honeybee pollination to...