| Mar 9, 2010
| 8:20 AM
Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more, according to an Associated Press review of...
| Mar 10, 2010
The New Orleans coroner says a Houston energy executive drowned in the Mississippi River, and apparently hit his forehead as he fell from a steamboat dock.
Dr. Frank Minyard said Wednesday that the autopsy of 54-year-old Douglas Schantz found a lesion on...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:12 PM
When you recap the University of Central Florida's rapid rise from commuter school to one of the largest research universities in the country, Terry Hickey's imprint is indelible.
As President John Hitt's second-in-command for the past seven years,...
| Mar 10, 2010
In partnership with Dollar General, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) is proud to announce the addition of Graham Rahal to the driver's seat of the no. 67 Dollar General car for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
| Dec 28, 2009
Officials say nine people, including at least six children, are dead in an apartment fire in Mississippi.
State fire marshal Mike Chaney says the pre-dawn fire happened at an apartment complex on Mississippi Highway 25-South in Starkville.
| Dec 31, 2009
As Ronak Ray hunted for his flight gate, he prepared for the prospect of a security guard peering through his clothes with a full body scanner. But Ray doesn't mind: what he gives up in privacy he gets back in security.
"I think it's necessary," said...
| May 11, 2010
Daydreams of beach sunsets have been replaced by anxious Internet checks for many vacationers headed to the Gulf Coast, while hotel clerks there are busy answering calls about a massive oil spill and whether - just maybe - there's a shot at a refund....
| Jan 11, 2010
Oxmoor House on Friday recalled nearly 1 million home improvement books because of errors that could lead do-it-yourselfers to make risky mistakes while installing or repairing their electrical wiring.
The errors in technical diagrams and wiring...
| May 26, 2010
MIAMI — Dramatic rate cuts are luring visitors to Gulf Coast resorts despite a massive oil spill that threatens beaches and salt marshes from Texas to Florida, but it's too early to say whether the disaster will leave a more permanent stain on...
| Jan 21, 2010
In the days since her husband disappeared in Port-au-Prince, Peggy Bourland has told their toddlers that their father is still at work.
Air Force Maj. Ken Bourland, of Weston, has not been heard from since he was buried under a dusty pile of rubble on...
| May 27, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Birmingham, Ala. was a surprisingly charming city. The weather was a bit warm, but nothing a bunch of Texas boys couldn't handle. For lunch, we had a delicious meal of Thai food at Surin West. The noodle dishes and pad thai were amazing, not too sweet...