- Dick Van Dyke coming to hometown to restore home Updated: May-28-16 9:28 am
DANVILLE, Illinois - Dick Van Dyke plans to return this summer to the eastern Illinois town where he grew up to lead a fundraising drive aimed at saving his childhood home.
- Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind Updated: May-23-16 5:54 pm
BOSTON - Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday.
- Woodworker makes canes for Middlebury College tradition Updated: May-21-16 9:45 am
HINESBURG, Vermont - For around 20 years, a custom furniture maker from Hinesburg has been helping keep alive a Middlebury College tradition by making replicas of a cane carried by an early patron of the college.
- Sites of demolished Detroit homes used to soak up stormwater Updated: May-17-16 8:48 pm
DETROIT - A pilot project has transformed sites of several demolished Detroit homes into gardens designed to capture and soak up stormwater.
- Chilean fishermen struggle amid toxic algal bloom Updated: May-17-16 12:00 am
CHILOE ISLAND, Chile - This string of islands off Chile's coast was once best known for its dramatic landscapes, rich wildlife, quaint stilt homes and colonial-era churches. But today, it is getting attention for something far less picturesque - a toxic algal bloom that is threatening its marine life and the livelihoods of the fishermen who depend on it.
- Councilors spar over size of new jail Updated: May-16-16 6:41 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - Some Lawton city councilors say a planned public safety facility doesn't include enough jail space for prisoners.
- Owner of Missouri home built to last wants it demolished Updated: May-14-16 11:23 am
HIGHLANDVILLE, Missouri - Designed to withstand tornadoes, earthquakes and even bomb blasts, a castle-like southwest Missouri home that was meant to last forever must be torn down and erected again, its owner argues in an ongoing lawsuit.
- ASU turns down opportunity to run Wright house in Phoenix Updated: May-13-16 1:04 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona State University will not take over a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix despite calls for a partnership to keep the house from becoming a public destination.
- France restores Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners Updated: May-09-16 1:37 pm
PARIS - France has restored to its rightful owners a drawing by Edgar Degas that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner in 1940.
- Cooper Hewitt's triennial design exhibit looks at 'Beauty' Updated: May-04-16 5:04 pm
NEW YORK - Every three years, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers visitors the chance to take a good, long look at the state of contemporary design.
- Boise halts renovation on complex that forced refugees out Updated: May-01-16 4:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The city of Boise has halted the remodel of an apartment complex that formerly housed mostly refugees because the owners do not have the proper permits.