| 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 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.
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:26 AM
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain iced over roads, driveways and sidewalks from Delaware up into New England on Tuesday, making for a slippery and messy morning commute.
Patricia Ricciardi, 49, used a tissue to wipe sludge off the cuffs of her...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 3:19 PM
Two new faces will join the Fox CT news team in the next two weeks, the Hartford TV station announced Monday.
Jeevan Vittal will begin Jan.17, and Ayana Noni Harry starts Jan. 24.
"Jeevan and Ayana are two very talented reporters," said Fox CT news...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Facebook has agreed to modify its terms and conditions of use for state agencies after Colorado and 14 other states objected to some of them.
Changes announced Wednesday by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers include striking provisions that...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 12:07 PM
If a company dumped the black goop behind a factory, it would violate all sorts of environmental laws and face an expensive hazardous-waste cleanup.
But playgrounds, parking lots and driveways in many communities are coated every spring and summer with...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Fundraising efforts to secure a mountaintop site associated with the Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass received a major boost last week when a Washington Township, Pa., resident offered a $30,000 donation.
Battlefield preservationists and the...
| 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...