| Jun 17, 2014
Letty Ortiz would disapprove. The "Fast & Furious" character, a headstrong mechanic played by Michelle Rodriguez, is a rare example among women. A new survey by auto-insurance comparison site Insurance.com found a large portion of women lack experience in...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:25 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The winter travel season is again upon us, and much of the country has experienced freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow for the holidays. That is, of course, when a majority of travelers hit the interstates in their cars — many of which may possess an...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Q: I have been looking for a New Jersey highway map to replace my Christie Whitman model, which is showing its age. New Jersey has no welcome stations that I know of in our region, but at a rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike recently, the only map of the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Repercussions from the heavy snowfall started to sound like the punch line to a joke Thursday:
It snowed so much, Chicago closed its outdoor ice skating rinks. Elmhurst began dumping its snow in a quarry usually reserved for flood overflow. And the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Uber, the private-car start-up, is claiming that at least a dozen of its cars have been violently attacked by French cab drivers who have been protesting the service's launch in the country.
The San Francisco start-up, which allows smartphone users to...
| Jan 15, 2014
Potholes – perhaps the most visible after-effect of a battering of snow, cold, ice and salt – have begun to show up on Wilmette and Winnetka streets.
But at Forrest's Duxler Complete Auto Care in Wilmette, owner Glenn Moak said it will...
| Jan 21, 2014
Weather forecasters are calling this next cold weather system a polar plunge as opposed to the polar vortex of a few weeks ago that dipped us into negative digits in wind chill.
This latest expected drop into subfreezing temperatures won't be as severe,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift.
Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp.
His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:30 PM
IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to "Wrong Cops," the latest left-of-field comedy helmed by Quentin Dupieux.
The French musician-turned-helmer achieved a cult status with his feature debut, "Rubber," a horror pic of sorts about a car tire on a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:32 PM
MOSCOW -- Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Theater ballet artistic director who suffered serious burns over his face and body from an acid attack earlier this year, made an emotional appearance in court Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first and likely...