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In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind

Published Jan. 19 2017

Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Published Jan. 19 2017

Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail.

Cooking on Deadline: Asian Bok Choy

Published Jan. 19 2017

If you tend to fall into cooking ruts, one easy way to snap out of it is to check out...

Try the flavor of buffalo chicken wings without the chicken

Published Jan. 19 2017

I've loved chicken wings since long before they were ever a cute little bar menu item, looking more like tiny...

Healthy Life: Realistic resolutions

Published Jan. 19 2017

It's a new year and a new beginning. For many of us, it is also the marking of New Year's...

Mall of America to reopen movie theaters with gourmet food

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Mall of America plans to continue showing movies, but in a renovated space that offers oversized reclining chairs, gourmet...

Secret WWI telegram holds lessons for today, historians say

Published Jan. 17 2017

In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I...

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

Published Jan. 17 2017

A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that...

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Published Jan. 17 2017

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their...

Walking in a winter mushroom land

Published Jan. 17 2017

Spring — and Morels and Microwbrews, Fulton's famed mushroom and beer festival — might seem like it's still a long...

PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches

Published Jan. 17 2017

PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital platforms.

Politics plus sparkle

Published Jan. 15 2017

After a day filled with a prayer service, ceremony honoring Missouri heroes, formal swearing-in, public receiving line and thank-you reception,...

Ask a Master Gardener: Managing maple, pear trees and growing native plants

Published Jan. 15 2017

Q. I have a lovely large and mature Japanese maple tree that has gotten too big for the spot (kind...

Bluegrass convention shines through ice

Published Jan. 15 2017

This weekend's ice storm affected the attendance quite a bit, organizer Stephanie Jones, of Kirksville, said Saturday, "I would say...

A little beer is a lot of flavor in these Super Bowl sliders

Published Jan. 14 2017

Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing's more substantial than a burger, even in its mini-form...

Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

Published Jan. 13 2017

At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales...

Obamas donate daughters' swing set to Washington shelter

Published Jan. 13 2017

The swing set President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a...

Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzlies to Washington

Published Jan. 13 2017

Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in...

Group: Government animal disease lab needs better oversight

Published Jan. 13 2017

A government lab in Madison that researches dangerous illnesses such as chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus has mishandled...

Tattoos as evidence: Aaron Hernandez's far from the first

Published Jan. 12 2017

Aaron Hernandez's tattoos aren't the first to be used as evidence in a murder trial.

60 years since publication of famous travel guidebook

Published Jan. 12 2017

This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, "Europe...

43rd Annual Bluegrass Music Awards scheduled Friday, Saturday

Published Jan. 12 2017

The 43rd annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards and the 34th Midwest...

1950s-style Jukebox Gala to draw more to MOstly Opera

Published Jan. 12 2017

A 1950s-style Jukebox Gala fundraiser might bring to mind the musical "Grease" instead of an opera performance of "Hansel &...