| Jul 3, 2011
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you.
New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Wine lovers mourning the July 16 death of Fred E. Koehler, founder of Lynfred Winery, certainly will have plenty to toast his memory. Koehler, owner of one of the largest family-owned wineries in Illinois, made some 90 different wines. Me? If I could, I&...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Three months after being acquired by Anheuser-Busch, Goose Island Beer Co. said today that its massively popular 312 Urban Wheat Ale will soon be brewed in an AB facility in upstate New York.
Brewing a beer named for Chicago in Baldwinsville, N.Y. -- 700...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 8:24 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Singer Bruno Mars can avoid prosecution for a Las Vegas, Nevada, drug arrest if he stays out of trouble for a year, gets drug counseling, does 200 hours of community service and pays a $2,000 fine, according to terms of a deal confirmed by...
| Apr 2, 2011
Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000.
The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...
| Nov 27, 2010
American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:01 AM
County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said Friday that he plans to name a new senator to fill the vacancy caused by John Ensign's (R-Nev.) resignation before May 3, and called early speculation about potential appointees "premature."
When Ensign announced his...