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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses. Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal. The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
Kentuckians are getting fatter. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, according to the latest study of obesity rates in the United States by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kentucky ranked sixth in...
John Peter Wickel Jr., 85, passed on May 3, 2011. Born and raised in New York, John graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Engineering. He and Agnes Ream, also a New Yorker were married and had two children. His successful...
Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster." The comedian, actor, radio...
CNNLOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and...
Dear Tom, What is the highest dew point ever recorded? —Stephen Powell, Loretta, Wis. Dear Stephen, In the U.S., the highest dew points (80 degrees or higher) occur during the summer near the Gulf of Mexico and in the Mississippi Valley and...
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ReutersAn oppressive and potentially deadly summertime mix of sizzling temperatures and high humidity baked a large swath of the country again on Sunday, pushing afternoon heat indexes in dozens of cities to dangerous levels. Forecasters warned the heatwave...
Tags: Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Chicago Weather
The Engle brothers—Scott, Jeff and Mark—grew up around hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. Heck, each one of 'em hoisted a power saw before he got out of grade school. But, says Scott, the oldest at 53, "we drive desks for a living," meaning...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Consumers looking for answers about a salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey will have to continue to wait as the government investigates the source of at least 76 illnesses and one death. The Agriculture Department...
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
Tags: Florida, Referenda, Mayonnaise, Chesapeake Bay, Jack Brooks
Storms rolled through the Chicago area this morning, bringing some welcome relief from the heat but also spawning flash flood warnings and power outages. The first storms hit around 6:30 a.m. in the north suburbs, dumping two to three inches of rain...
Tags: Tom Skilling, Floods, WGN, Chicago Weather, Values
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