| May 13, 2014
| 2:08 PM
As if Angelenos didn't have enough to worry about as above-normal temperatures and tinder-dry landscapes produce extreme fire danger, experts on Tuesday warned that the warm weather has led to greater exposure to rattlesnakes.
The reasons are twofold:...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming.
The report, which called out the region...
| May 23, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Fire officials in Arizona said increasing humidity Friday is helping their battle against a wildfire that has ravaged a popular sightseeing destination and put several thousand residents on edge, prepared for evacuation if the wind turns on the blaze....
| May 23, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Visitors to Cunningham Falls State Park are being warned by the Frederick County Health Department that swimming, wading or splashing at Hunting Creek Lake could make them sick.
Heavy rainfall and storm-water runoff have affected the lake's water...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery.
But the economy probably can't...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the midst of a sold-out stop on the most extensive North American tour of his career, South African musician Johnny Clegg is reminiscing about his first national tour of his native country more than three decades ago.
That was back in the bad old...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:40 PM
There are still signs of life in this old house. The basketball nesting in the sunny new mums. The scratches the dog leaves on the front door, where he paws to get in every time someone starts to cook bacon.
In the bathroom, there is toothpaste where...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:03 PM
As weary firefighters battled stubborn brush fires for a fourth day Friday, billowing black smoke drifted northward, causing health warnings throughout much of Southern California.
By mid-afternoon, the air hanging stagnantly over Los Angeles was...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Forecasters are warning of gusty winds across parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting Sunday night, urging drivers to be careful of sudden crosswinds.
The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday Monday, with the strongest winds...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
If you want to evacuate, where should you go?
Emergency managers urge residents if possible to hunker down in their own county – at least five to 10 miles inland. If you leave, you risk getting stuck in traffic, running out of gas or being chased...