| Jul 7, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Despite all the talk about the nation's obesity epidemic, despite all the free weight-loss and fitness advice around, not one state in the country got thinner this year, according to an annual fat report released last week.
Florida got fatter for the...
| Jul 3, 2011
The people who founded this nation aren't moldy mannequins in history's closet — they're inspirational figures for modern America as we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently said he had a "man crush" on Alexander...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Tickets to see the Uproar festival -- featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Sevendust and Escape The Fate -- in Virginia Beach on Sept. 1 go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, promoters have announced.
| Jul 7, 2011
| 2:00 PM
The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.
By that measure, Mississippi is the fattest state in the union with an adult...
| Jul 16, 2011
When it comes to sales of electric vehicles, Nissan's Leaf is charging ahead.
Nissan Motor Co. has sold 4,134 of the battery-powered electric cars this year. General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet, by comparison, has sold 2,745 of its Volt car, which is...
| Feb 20, 2011
Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Annual precipitation in downstate Cairo is 47 inches versus Chicago's 36 inches. What state has the greatest range between its wettest and driest locations?
—Jan Castro, Chicago
Annual precipitation across Illinois ranges...
| Mar 15, 2011
Almost everyone shops online these days. But is it safe? And are you really finding the best deal? Here's what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls.
1. Select your own seller. If you're looking for a particular item, don't let a search engine pick a...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States.
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Virginia's own Chris Brown will play Virginia Beach on Oct. 9 according to a press release issued today, Aug. 10. The R&B-pop singer who has rebounded from personal troubles to once again make smash hit tunes will launch his "F.A.M.E." tour Sept. 12 in...