| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK -- Yoselyn Ortega, the New York nanny charged with murdering two young children in her care at an Upper West Side apartment, pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
The proceeding took place at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, where Ortega has...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
| Mar 8, 2013
Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:31 AM
After Competitors in the 2013 Python Challenge™ had trekked through more than a million-acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the invasive Burmese python, which can grow to more than 17-feet in length in the wild, the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:30 PM
The 19 museums and historical sites of the Museum Council of Lancaster County are offering different incentives in the month of September to encourage people to support local museums.
"State money is not available now. It's been completely bottomed out...
| Nov 29, 2011
Margie Petersen, a philanthropist who with her late husband, publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen, established the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 76.
Petersen, who also served on the museum's board of directors, died Friday...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:00 AM
They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
| Feb 12, 2012
Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
| May 14, 2011
Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...
| Dec 11, 2010
Usually, a fall road trip to Gainesville involves a visit to the Swamp for a football game involving the mighty Florida Gators.
But the Gators aren't so mighty this year, and the stadium on the University of Florida campus was quiet when I was in town...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:06 PM
"Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy"
By Melissa Milgrom
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 304 pages
Thank goodness Melissa Milgrom's family lived near Schwendeman's Taxidermy Studio in Milltown, New Jersey. "Everyone knew the queer little shop,”...