The large 6.9-magnitude earthquake that rattled Northern California on Sunday was the state's largest earthquake in nearly a decade. But it caused no damage or injuries.
At least 10 people were hospitalized Monday after a Boston subway car derailed underground and another car braked quickly to avoid a collision, officials said.
Ask a runner what sets the Boston Marathon apart, and he or she will tell you it's a people's race. You run with a herd through a series of towns around Boston and finish downtown to the cheers of a jubilant mob.
Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday.
A plan to give people who use payday loans more leeway in settling their debt passed the Idaho Senate.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International said Monday that it plans to merge with Irish fruit company Fyffes, costing Charlotte a corporate headquarters and raising questions about the company's multi-million dollar incentives package for moving its headquarters from Cincinnati.
New York is going after "double dippers" who file for the state's STAR property rebate program while living in rent-regulated apartments.
A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland's health insurance exchange, the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker who requested the probe.
Public transit ridership in the United States last year hit its highest level since 1956, in what transit officials say is a sign of how much Americans' everyday travel habits have changed.
Everybody knows by now that plush carpets don't last forever, and even if they do we are likely bored with the color, the cut or the weaves. When it comes to home decor we are fickle, first craving wall-to-wall after WWII then tiring of the foot marks by the end of the century.
Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.
The calendar may say winter, but your garden is thinking spring. It's time to fertilize and prepare plants for rapid spring growth. Make sure to water deeply before adding fertilizer to your landscape.
Each piece of furniture and art at Uni Home Store in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a patchwork of the past.
Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile quality recordings.
An idea was taking shape in Jay Blair Ebbert's mind.
Nadia and Daniel's awkward L-shaped living room and dining room prompted more than one round of musical furniture. But although they rearranged the layout countless times, they could never get things to fit just right. Every room needs one central focal point, but in this case the fireplace and the TV were in a neck-and-neck competition for attention. Nadia and Daniel didn't really want a formal dining room, so they tried using that area as their entertainment zone - but the narrow space only accommodated one couch and the TV. Without additional seating, no guests were allowed.
A French judge will rule Friday on whether former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, are to be granted an emergency injunction forcing the withdrawal of recordings secretly made when he was president.
For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
Pope Francis is to travel to South Korea in August, the Vatican said Monday, in what will be the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.
PASADENA, Calif. - Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez says the secret to success is failure. The man who made his first movie at 24 for $7,000 has never stopped moving in spite of setbacks. "When I do a seminar on filmmaking I tell people the biggest mistake you can make is to fear failure," he says, perched on the edge of a desk chair in a meeting room here.
Every spring, as the first crocuses push their way through the frozen ground, I whirl through my home switching the heavy layers of my winter decor to the lighter, brighter colors and patterns of spring. One of the first spots I hit? My accent pillows. Adding a few spring pillows to your sofa or bedding is one of the fastest, easiest and most fun ways to hit the "refresh" button on your interior decorating. Here are three ways to spring forward with pillows:
Is there a carpet purchase in your near future? Perhaps some tips will help you with that acquisition. Read on.
Too many marriages end over that one blunt accusation hurled on the way to court - "You never listen."
Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School killer Adam Lanza, said in an interview in The New Yorker that he wished his second-born son who shot 20 elementary school children and six educators "had never been born."
PHARRELL WILLIAMS "G.I.R.L." (Columbia, 4 stars)
Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner's girlfriend.
Arcade Fire's latest tour coincides with the release of its fourth album, "Reflektor," which finds the band in a far more danceable state, incorporating Jamaican rhythms, LCD Soundsystem-inspired beats and new ideas about letting the songs groove.
When the Chicago River turns chartreuse and beer on tap is emerald, you know it's time to plant your peas. The tradition of planting peas on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, came to America with the Irish and is still the official reminder date to put pea seeds in the ground that can be worked. Of course you must adjust your date to allow for snow to melt and soil to thaw, but while conditions are still cool in the dawn of spring, peas thrive.
Q: Hi Ed, We have an old water-guzzling toilet with a low-profile toilet tank that needs to be replaced. Since we have a built-in shelf just above the tank lid, we need to install a new toilet with a very short tank as well. But, I've heard that the new water saving low-profile toilets lack flushing power because of the short tank, and the reduced amount of water. Can you please address this issue?
Q: My home has an 18-by-8-foot insulated frame addition with five cheap single pane windows approximately 25-by-53-inch each. During freezing temperatures, a large amount of frost and ice form at the base of these windows inside. Two open doorways of the main house provide heat to the addition, which is not independently heated. The outside walls of the addition are warm to the touch while the temperature varies from 5 to 8 degrees below the main house, which has adequate furnace capacity to heat the whole. Could insulated windows cure this problem? The existing windows are well-caulked, but north facing.
There is a season for everything, but this is ridiculous. Winter shows no signs of letting up in many parts of the country, and many people I know are "done with winter" as I've heard many times lately. Out of patience, many of us will try to defy the odds, throw care to the wind and accelerate the beginning of the planting season with reckless abandon.
Spring is the time of new beginnings and these lovely floral nests are the perfect accessory to your spring table settings.
Dear Angie: What should you do if mercury spills on your carpet?
It is unprofessional for me to root for a particular actor to win an Oscar, but I couldn't help myself.
NEW YORK - In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics.
LOS ANGELES - More than just about any other major American filmmaker working today, writer-director Wes Anderson doesn't so much make movies as create worlds. Each of his films takes place in its own strange sovereignty, whether the Texas prep school of "Rushmore," the train running through India in "The Darjeeling Limited" or the island hideaway for a pair of adolescent lovers in "Moonrise Kingdom."
Writing-directing brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have won acclaim and awards for such fine films as "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men." Their most recent effort, "Inside Llewyn Davis," was largely missed by moviegoers as it was largely confined to the art-house circuit - but you have a chance to see it Tuesday when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray.
TAL KHALAKH, Syria - For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels.
The United States continues to rule out military action to eject Russian troops from Crimea and acknowledges that a diplomatic settlement needs to address Moscow's interests in the strategically important peninsula, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Monday.
BEIJING - Malaysian authorities have identified one of the two men who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the nation's inspector general of police told local media Monday, as international search teams continued to look - so far unsuccessfully - for wreckage from the jet.
Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney.
Every day, Miyoko Chiba's husband visits the plot of land where he hopes his family will live someday.
A friend's New Year's greeting arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. He apologized for the delay in the note, but I didn't mind. I'm a procrasti-card sender myself.
United Airlines, the nation's third-largest carrier, is cracking down on passengers who drag oversized bags into the cabin.
So much for the naysayers back in the late 1990s who thought Major League Soccer didn't have staying power. Here we are, entering season No. 19, with exciting expansion teams in New York and Orlando set to begin in Year 20 - and plans for a David Beckham team in Miami a few years after that.