February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Living

Kermit’s

Winston-Salem hot dog stand celebrates 50 years

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Buster Williams and Paul Church have been running Kermit’s Hot Dog House since they became business partners in 1975. More...

Three-member Team Nebraska turns snow into art

OMAHA, Neb. A car slowed to a crawl in front of the home and the driver rolled down her window. “Ahhh, what is it?” she asked. A bearded man, wearing a thin thermal shirt despite the cold, didn’t give it away. More...

Report: Feds not ensuring pilot skills remain sharp

WASHINGTON The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s interna More...

Life in prison

A look at becoming an inmate in Georgia’s prison system

JACKSON, Ga. They arrive by the busload each Tuesday and Thursday, dozens of new inmates entering Georgia’s prison system. Most stay only a week or two. But for those sentenced to die, this is their last stop. More...

Preserving History

‘Boston is to sports what Paris is to art’

BOSTON A vast trove of New England sports artifacts is being preserved by a museum nestled inside Boston’s TD Garden. More...

Senegal to phase out its colorful transport vehicles

DAKAR, Senegal Bill Amahdou dips his brush into a tin of white paint sitting on the sandy road, and effortlessly outlines a Senegalese flag on a truck’s back flap. He then paints an eye within an orange heart next to the flag. More...

For gadfly Hooker, cancer is ‘a jolt’ but also an opportunity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The ups and downs of John Jay Hooker are the stuff of Nashville legend. More...

Companies going the extra mile to find long-haul truck drivers

YORK, Pa. A nationwide shortage of long-haul truck drivers is hitting home for trucking company owners like Jim Germak. More...

Cerebral palsy won't stop woman from selling cars

PADUCAH, Ky. When Jami Marshall, 38, got a job answering phones for Royal Oaks Chevrolet in Paducah last year, she had hoped to one day get promoted to secretarial assistant. More...

New Bedford avenue becomes ‘international marketplace’

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. Wessam Mohamed said that last June, he decided within a day to leave his life behind in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the shores of the Red Sea, and move to America permanently. More...

26 years later

... the scars of a workplace massacre remain

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Tammy Thomson switched off the lights and crowded the children into the corner of the classroom. She tried not to think of her father, or that morning 26 years ago. More...

Knit group prepares cats for adoption

WESTMINSTER, Md. While working at the Humane Society of Carroll County in Westminster this past spring, Karen Baker, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, had an idea. Baker, the volunteer coordinator at the shelter, is also an avid knitter. More...

NICE

Two college students form a nonprofit that brings a smile

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Morgan Krieger and Kate Webster weren’t in a hurry. They were running errands for their parents, picking up a few grocery items for Christmas dinner. But they weren’t in a hurry. More...

Billionaire wants to restore mangroves

NAPLES, Fla. Wenliang Wang has never seen the leafless dead mangroves that poke into the sky over a flooded mud flat between Goodland and Marco Island. But the Chinese billionaire wants to restore them anyway. More...

Downtown Baton Rouge on upswing for residential housing

BATON ROUGE, La. Twenty years ago, downtown Baton Rouge was such a ghost town that insurers wouldn’t cover homeowners insurance for people interested in living in Spanish Town and Beauregard Town. More...

Fear at the tap

Uranium contaminates water in the nation’s West

FRESNO, Calif. More...

After the Navy

Corpus Christi suburb reborn after 2010 base closure

INGLESIDE, Texas Word about Pam Sliva’s chicken spaghetti has gotten out. Food orders at the Crazy Monkey Cafe, the tony sandwich shop she co-owns in Ingleside, pile up after 11:45 a.m. More...

Changing their image

American Legion, VFW posts make attempts to draw younger veterans

ERIE, Pa. The American Legion: It’s not just graybeards in a smoke-filled bar. Or not anymore, at least. Local Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts are changing their image. More...

Wyoming sculptor always evolving

CODY, Wyo. Aaron Connelly used to frown at the taxidermy mounts he worked with. The legs didn’t seem quite right. The pose of that black bear didn’t resemble what he saw black bears do in the wild. That stuff irked him. More...