| 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 24, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A 36-year-old Fullerton man who shot a teenager to death as he was helping change a tire on a friend’s car was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison in the 2011 slaying.
Charles Ramirez was found guilty in December of fatally shooting...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: It happens every year. At some point I can park my car in the garage, but then stuff gets in the way. Within a month or two, my car is stuck outdoors in all kinds of weather. What's the secret to a clutter-free garage? How do people do it?...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:10 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel set a Formula One single-season record with his eighth consecutive victory, winning the U.S. Grand Prix with yet another dominating drive.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel got through the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
Tires carry a wealth of information on their sidewalls; unfortunately, it's all in code. Most of it is of no concern to many owners, but it can be valuable for those who want to know the seasons for which their tires are intended, those who plan to...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The tires on Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Ford Mustang are shrieking as he jerks his car sideways at nearly 90 mph on this serpentine race track in Long Beach.
Walls are closing in on either side, leaving no room for mistakes.
As the next turn nears, Gittin...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history — about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth?
Well, according to an Ohio State University...
| Apr 9, 2013
It might have been all the March Madness that did it. Or maybe whatever's ailing unhinged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is spreading.
But one thing is abundantly clear: President Barack Obama has gone bonkers. And not just regular bonkers — he...
| May 11, 2013
It was a long winter. Shorter days, cooler weather and pavement potholes may have taken their toll on you — and an even bigger toll on your car. As flowers bloom and trees grow, it's a good time to give your car a spring cleaning and thorough...