| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:24 PM
When a powerful storm unleashed 2 inches of rain on Allentown over six hours last summer, that water didn't just saturate lawns, flood roads and dampen basements. It also filled storm sewers with cascading water that blew the tops off manholes along the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
A deadly Halloween storm that caused flooding in central Texas is also blamed for a Kansas school bus crash and heavy winds across the South and Midwest and was moving East on Friday, causing flight delays and power outages.
Up to 13 inches fell on...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:03 PM
A series of snowy and icy storms swept through the southern and northeastern United States over the weekend, leaving at least five people dead and causing the cancellation of thousands of flights -- including more than 1,000 just at Dallas/Fort Worth...
| Dec 9, 2013
There are certain football games that linger in NFL lore, and many times it's because of the weather. For Eagles fans, there's the 1948 championship game, played in a Philadelphia snowstorm. The Eagles beat the Chicago Cardinals 7-0 on a......
| May 15, 2011
I scrambled out of bed at dawn's first light, dashed to the barn to milk a cow, stopped by the chicken coop to collect fresh-from-the-hen eggs, then doubled back to the farmhouse for breakfast. Six of us gathered around the table at Verdant View Farm B&B,...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| May 8, 2011
About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty.
At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:56 PM
It's here! The 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest begins today, with daytime programming from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Lit After Dark from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Before you hit the highway or head out for the el, here are some insider tips to make sure you have a...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:42 AM
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Photo exhibit — Hosted by Central Maryland Photographers Guild, opens Fri., June 17, 5 p.m.,...