| Dec 16, 2007
There's a new narcotic on the street in Baltimore and other communities - and taxpayers helped put it there.
The hexagonal orange pills some users call "bupe" are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. Federal...
| Jan 22, 2008
Comic Ray Hanania nervously paced backstage at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and occasionally peeked around the velvet curtains to gauge the mood of the school's packed theater.
The downtown audience -- Arab businessmen, a Palestinian...
| Sep 13, 2009
A new billboard on Keystone Avenue near East 52nd Street is getting the attention of believers and non-believers alike.
The Madison, Wisconsin, based group called Freedom From Religion Foundation paid to post the full-color billboard that reads: "Imagine...
| Oct 12, 2009
At the UCLA studio of the American Society of Civil Engineers, undergraduates are engaged in such difficult extracurricular projects as designing and building a 20-foot-long concrete canoe to race against other California college teams.
But the young...
| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.
| Apr 30, 2009
As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 5:28 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- Jen Lynch and her family live in the heart of the city but roll out of bed to the sound of clucking chickens.
Their day starts with cleaning coops, scooping out feed and hunting for eggs for morning omelets.
Eight families in a three-...
| Jun 26, 2009
Verona and Burt are having a baby. But where? Where is a support system? Where would the lifestyle be right for raising a child?
"I want her childhood to be Huck Finn-y," Burt offers. Verona is equally idealistic. But being the mom-to-be, she's also...
| Jun 23, 2009
Students with the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a maker of buoyant marsh mats are teaming up to launch two "floating islands" in an experiment to help restore the badly eroded Bayou Bienvenue near New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
| Jul 7, 2009
A woman along the lakeshore is trying to get the Village of Spring Lake to join a growing trend in urban communities across the Mid-West. The option to allow chickens to roam in the backyard.
Former village councilwoman Linda Albonico's known by her...
| Jul 8, 2009
| 5:49 AM
Oscar G. Mayer, retired chairman of the Wisconsin-based meat processing company that bears his name, has died at the age of 95.
Mayer's wife, Geraldine, said he died of old age Monday age at Hospice Care in Fitchburg.
He was the third Oscar Mayer in the...