BREA, Calif. -- Bob Weber had a small but simple plan. He wanted to design a safer helmet for dirt bike riders.
The entrepreneur, based here, about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, ended up disrupting the $250-million-a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either -- despite threats ...Read more
DETROIT -- Personalities and experience are likely to play major roles in contract talks between the UAW union and the Detroit-based automakers.
Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could again be the ...Read more
SHANGHAI -- To grasp the enormous dimensions of the Shanghai Tower, try this simple exercise:
Take the 1,018-foot U.S. Bank building in downtown Los Angeles -- the highest U.S. building west of the Mississippi -- and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The plot of "Terminator Genisys," the latest in the dystopian series about man vs. machine, suggests history can be changed with a tweak of the timeline. If James Cameron hadn't been so insistent in 1984 ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Angela Kaye's trip to drug addiction started when she used marijuana and alcohol as a teen. It escalated to prescription drug abuse, led to heroin use, petty crime and jail time, and ended in a Delaware ...Read more
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7-year-old Joseph Navarro, was ready to ...Read more
With the 4th of July holiday upon us, experts at Mayo Clinic are offering up some injury prevention tips on some of the most common reasons that send people to the emergency department this time of year.
-- Consume ...Read more
Charlie's TripsJack Felson
A futuristic and absurd version of The Wizard of OZ: a freak tornado snatches up a Midwesterner teenage soldier, who's hurled into space-time and ends up 21 years later, on the West Coast. He's found on a beach, alive but unconscious. As he emerges from a 3-day coma, he...
WASHINGTON -- In the year since he won an armed standoff with the federal government, Cliven Bundy has taken on a new and unfamiliar role: politician. He's led a caravan of citizen lobbyists to Nevada's Legislature. He's ...Read more
MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- The owners of Betsy's Ice Cream in this Pittsburgh suburb have experimented with such ingredients as lavender, candied ginger and lemongrass for their homemade concoctions. Sometimes they've been ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- John Dinwiddie and Diane Brown own a house with twin engines.
It began its life as a Delta barge, later became a floating hot dog and beer stand, and finally a marina fuel dock, before being converted ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush says he's proud of what he and his wife, Columba, have contributed to charity. But his tax records show they've given less than the national average and less than others with similar wealth.
The ...Read more
NEW YORK--The General Lee has been recalled.
TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its schedule, the network confirmed Wednesday.
"The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985. It starred John...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to raise a record $45 million in contributions during her first quarter as a 2016 presidential candidate, building a formidable campaign fund that further solidifies her ...Read more
PITTSBURGH--Bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes may be a key method of controlling Type 2 diabetes over the long haul, according to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study published Wednesday.
While ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Twenty years ago, two members of the Ku Klux Klan, upset about challenges to the Confederate Flag, burned down Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in the tiny town of Greeleyville, S.C.
They rebuilt, ...Read more
Though the character is now part of the pop-cultural firmament and Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature role, anyone who could travel back in time to just before the release of "The Terminator" in 1984 would know it as a ...Read more
MONTERREY, Mexico (UPI) -- A woman seen in a viral video climbing into a Mexican zoo's crocodile enclosure and poking one of the reptiles has been banned from the park, officials said.
A video shared on since-deleted ...Read more
Authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday that they were investigating a devastating fire at a black church that was the target of a Ku Klux Klan attack 20 years ago.
It wasn't clear whether the fire that destroyed ...Read more