Drew Peterson gets 40 extra years for plot to kill prosecutor
CHICAGO -- In a 25-minute address to the court Friday, Drew Peterson said he never wanted prosecutor James Glasgow killed and claimed to know all along that a fellow inmate was recording their conversations.
Peterson was sentenced to an ...Read More
MillerCoors announces another craft beer deal
CHICAGO -- MillerCoors continues to make moves in craft beer, announcing Friday it reached an agreement to take a majority stake in the Eugene, Ore.-based Hop Valley Brewing Co.
This comes just about a week after Chicago-based MillerCoors said it...Read More
Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech ratings will fall below Donald Trump's
NEW YORK -- Early ratings for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention show that it will fall short of Donald Trump's audience from July 22.
The 10 p.m. ET slot that featured Hillary Clinton's speech, a ...Read More
Deep space travel might blow your mind, but it could be bad for your heart
Bad news would-be astronauts: Traveling into deep space could be bad for your heart.
In a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers found that astronauts who went to the moon were almost five times more likely to die of ...Read More
Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that ...Read More
Viral Hepatitis Kills -- A Lot
Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS are global scourges, killing millions of people worldwide each year. Viral hepatitis is worse. A report published in the Lancet looked at death data from 183 countries and found the mortality rate for viral ...Read More
My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More
Mark Phelan: Historians record every bolt, every curve on classic cars
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The first Camaro Chevrolet ever built sits on a turntable in a photographically perfect white room devoid of right angles and shadows.
After a long strange trip that began in a secret corner of General Motors' Norwood, Ohio, ...Read More
The Mortgage Professor: Is making extra mortgage payments better than ...
Many mortgage borrowers at some point consider making extra payments or refinancing but are confused as to which would serve them better. This article is directed to them.
EXTRA PAYMENT DECISIONS VERSUS REFINANCE DECISIONS
While borrowers ...Read More
On Gardening: Cora Cascade vinca spreading color and happiness
The last time I reported on the Cora Cascade was in 2010; so much has changed with this trailing beauty, it's now even better than we knew it then, so I thought I'd write an update.
Cora Cascade vinca has been beating the brutal summers in simply...Read More
CDC urges doctors to aggressively test pregnant women for Zika
WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of ...Read More
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Lake Tahoe: Warmest water temperatures ever recorded threaten famed ...
Lake Tahoe's average surface temperature last year was the warmest ever recorded, the latest evidence that climate change is altering California's iconic Sierra Nevada landmark.
In a report released Thursday by the University of California, Davis...Read More
At least 24 dead in West Virginia flooding
WASHINGTON -- At least 24 people have died in floods stemming from heavy rainfall in West Virginia, emergency officials said Saturday.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency and said it could be the worst flooding the state has seen ...Read More
2 conventions, 1 vast gulf: Republicans and Democrats appear to be ...
PHILADELPHIA -- One night this week, the Democratic convention featured eight black women whose children had died in shootings or at the hands of police. A week earlier, Republicans repeatedly paid tribute to law enforcement.
In Philadelphia, the...Read More