- Rhode Island Foundation awards community-building grants Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants for local community-building projects.
- USDA offers urban farmers an online toolkit Updated: Apr-29-16 2:33 pm
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering urban farmers some help in growing and marketing their produce.
- Scandal-plagued Rome is becoming a 'do it yourself' city Updated: Apr-29-16 10:51 am
ROME - Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block.
- Image of Asia: Watering the garden in Sri Lanka Updated: Apr-29-16 9:09 am
In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a man waters his vegetable garden cultivated on the banks of the Kelani River in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankans living in urban areas maintain kitchen gardens for their daily consumption.
- Shipping containers offer welcome homes in Phoenix Updated: Apr-29-16 8:12 am
PHOENIX - A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.
- 3rd of 4 Mormon missionaries injured in Brussels goes home Updated: Apr-28-16 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon missionary injured in the Brussels bombing attack is back at home after he was released from a Salt Lake City hospital.
- Lincoln Home visitors spent $13.8 million locally in 2015 Updated: Apr-28-16 9:29 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Visitors to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield spent more than $13.8 million at local businesses in 2015.
- Home long thought to be Monroe's turns out to be guest house Updated: Apr-28-16 4:16 am
For decades, a modest farmhouse in central Virginia was thought to be what remained of President James Monroe's home in Charlottesville, Virginia. It turns out, historians were wrong.
- Gaming Commission chair decries Brockton casino design Updated: Apr-27-16 7:30 pm
BROCKTON, Massachusetts - The chairman of the state's Gaming Commission has decried the design of a proposed casino in Brockton, calling it a "great disappointment."
- Museum set to re-open New Orleans' 1850 House Updated: Apr-27-16 5:25 am
NEW ORLEANS - A historic home in New Orleans' French Quarter is set to re-open to the public next week.
- HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' is must see TV for its growing fan base Updated: Apr-25-16 6:37 pm
NEW YORK - With all the joking and hamming for the camera that Chip Gaines does on "Fixer Upper," it's hard to believe that he initially was the shy half of the husband-and-wife duo that's garnered huge fans and ratings for HGTV.
- Huntington 'slow-food' cafe features locally sourced menu Updated: Apr-24-16 11:24 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was one of those moments that spoke volumes.
- South Africa: 49 starving monkeys rescued from cages Updated: Apr-24-16 5:36 am
JOHANNESBURG - Nearly 50 starving, dehydrated monkeys were rescued from cages at a garden nursery north of Johannesburg on Saturday.
- Cherry blossoms on view at new Japanese garden in Michigan Updated: Apr-22-16 9:32 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Cherry blossoms are on view at a new $22 million Japanese garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.
- Vermont House recognizes group that restores lost medals Updated: Apr-22-16 12:24 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House has recognized an organization that's dedicated to helping reunite lost Purple Hearts and other military decorations with the servicemen and women who earned them, or their relatives or other appropriate groups.
- Oklahoma Senate sends criminal justice measures to governor Updated: Apr-20-16 6:42 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin's desk is the next stop for four criminal justice bills designed to slow the growth of Oklahoma's prison population.
- Missing ingredient for millennials: Down payment savings Updated: Apr-20-16 7:05 am
WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.
- Amid drought, tony community threatens fines over dry lawns Updated: Apr-19-16 3:05 pm
DANVILLE, California - A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the San Francisco Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown lawns and landscaping despite California's continuing drought emergency.
- Wayfair teams with Porch.com to offer home-improvement help Updated: Apr-19-16 2:10 pm
NEW YORK - Bought a ceiling fan but just don't know how to install it?
- Italian furniture makers strengthen brands through archives Updated: Apr-19-16 9:33 am
MILAN - Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh innovations by the "starchitects" who have infused design with glamour.
- Chatham County couple sues TV show over home renovation Updated: Apr-18-16 3:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Chatham County couple is suing the producers of a popular home improvement television show, saying the contractors actually revealed more problems after they finished their work.
- Efforts begin to restore President Harding's home in Ohio Updated: Apr-18-16 12:44 pm
MARION, Ohio - Fundraising efforts have begun to restore President Warren G. Harding's home and build a 15,000-square-foot presidential center at the property by 2020.
- Wright house in Phoenix to temporarily halt public tours Updated: Apr-17-16 11:21 am
PHOENIX - A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix will close to the public starting next month.
- Ag program grows crops, international friendships Updated: Apr-17-16 3:06 am
ADAIR VILLAGE, Oregon - Peek inside the greenhouse at Santiam Christian High School and it is evident instructor Amy Krahn and her ag students and FFA chapter members know how to make things grow.
- Cherry trees being planted near Grand Rapids Public Museum Updated: Apr-16-16 9:20 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Cherry trees are being planted along the Grand River near the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of a beautification initiative.