| 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 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 29, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Experts will field questions on common sleep mistakes. Myth: Watching TV in my bedroom and working on my laptop in bed helps me wind down and fall asleep.
Fact: Doing work, watching TV and using the computer, both close to bedtime and especially in...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 6:31 PM
You knew it was coming: the average price of gas could top $4.00 a gallon as early as next week.
Motorists in Washington, D.C. joined those in Hawaii, Alaska, California, Illinois and Connecticut where prices have already hit the $4 mark and beyond,...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Jon Koscher brought his coffee and muffin Tuesday morning to the statue of William Donald Schaefer at the Inner Harbor to pay his respects to the "founding father of tourism in Baltimore."
"If you ever met the man, you'll never forget it, and if you...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Wednesday is National Pot Smokers Day, or National Marijuana Day, observed each April 20 and derived from the preferred time of consumption in the marijuana-smoking subculture — 4:20. A group of California Bay Area high school students, nicknamed...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:40 PM
MARYLAND -- Seventeen state attorneys general are urging Pabst Brewing Co. to stop marketing to young drinkers and halt production of a new malt beverage promoted by rapper Snoop Dogg.
In a letter sent to the Pabst Brewing Co., Maryland Attorney...
| Oct 8, 2010
"A house comes alive with a lot of people," says garden writer Jane Garmey, "but I think a garden is a much more private and personal experience. When you see a garden, you get to know the person whose garden it is."
Garmey's new book, "Private Gardens...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...