- Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid Updated: Jul-06-15 3:25 am
HONOLULU - High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.
- Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction Updated: Jul-05-15 1:02 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, New York - Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches.
- Rapid City community garden working to save monarchs Updated: Jul-03-15 6:34 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A community garden in Rapid City is working with an international nonprofit organization to help preserve the monarch butterfly.
- HGTV relies on relationships for good TV Updated: Jul-03-15 1:43 pm
NEW YORK - HGTV is working the buddy system.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
- Timber manager, contractor for thinning project part ways Updated: Jul-02-15 3:45 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The timber manager and the contractor on a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona have parted ways.
- Jets help decorated veteran get smart home Updated: Jul-02-15 12:22 am
Wounded veteran Sgt. Adam Keys on Wednesday received the keys to a customized high-tech smart home in Annapolis, Maryland designed to ensure his independence.
- Va. AG, home security company settle consumer complaint Updated: Jul-01-15 11:50 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Trio Alarm LLC have settled a complaint alleging the company tricked consumers.
- Los Angeles loses appeal of gardener's discrimination case Updated: Jul-01-15 6:18 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles may have to pay a former park groundskeeper more than $4 million after a state appeal court affirmed a verdict for racial and disability discrimination.
- Future of struggling Muncie neighborhood could rest on faith Updated: Jun-30-15 9:23 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - What does it take to save a Muncie neighborhood characterized by a consultant as beyond rehabilitation?
- Judge orders Boston to halt Beacon Hill ramp construction Updated: Jun-29-15 4:50 pm
BOSTON - A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered Mayor Marty Walsh's administration to stop building accessibility ramps in historic Beacon Hill until the project undergoes state review.
- Historic Underground Railroad house to be open to public Updated: Jun-27-15 5:08 am
ALBANY, New York - A historic home in Albany that was a way station on the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century is being opened to the public this weekend.
- Public invited to help install rain garden in Flint Updated: Jun-27-15 4:05 am
FLINT, Michigan - A rain garden is being installed on a vacant lot in Flint to demonstrate how infrastructure projects can conserve water and protect the environment.
- Minnesota regulators limit size of community solar gardens Updated: Jun-26-15 11:41 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State regulators have signed off on an agreement that would limit the size of community solar gardens in Minnesota.
- Clarification: Potato Cartel-Settlement story Updated: Jun-23-15 4:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - In a story June 19, The Associated Press reported that a federal judge signed off on a $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit between Associated Wholesale Grocers, United Potato Growers of America and United Potato Growers of Idaho. The story should have included that Associated Wholesale Grocers is still pursuing a separate antitrust lawsuit against United Potato Growers of Idaho.
- Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies at 79 Updated: Jun-23-15 12:09 pm
BOSTON - Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist, who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo - the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch.
- EXCHANGE: Rock Island working on fixing up new home Updated: Jun-23-15 10:58 am
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The District Theatre is starting to renovate 5,000 square feet of the Rock Island Argus building for its new home.
- Garden plots available for rent at parks in Traverse City Updated: Jun-22-15 11:41 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Traverse City residents looking for some space to grow food may rent a garden plot in four city parks.
- Martha Stewart Living acquired for $353 million Updated: Jun-22-15 10:27 am
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart's empire of recipes, spatulas, pots and books is heading to a new place.
- Illinois 'glass house' for sale for $619,000 Updated: Jun-22-15 4:07 am
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois - A "glass house" designed by a student of noted architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Olympia Fields is for sale.
- Fremont district gets recognition on national historic list Updated: Jun-21-15 1:31 pm
FREMONT, Nebraska - For more than 10 years members of the Fremont community have been working toward getting the North Broad Street District placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies Updated: Jun-20-15 1:23 am
DUNNELLON, Florida - There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling.
- Cedar Oaks' oral history project under way Updated: Jun-19-15 4:38 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - Cedar Oaks, one of Oxford's most historic homes, survived the Civil War and being cut in half and moved across town. It's been home to several families since being built in 1859.
- Google's Nest targeting 'thoughtful' homes with new products Updated: Jun-17-15 2:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's Nest Labs is releasing new versions of its surveillance video camera and talking smoke detector as part of its attempt to turn homes into yet another thing that can be controlled and tracked over the Internet.
- Pennsylvania man's altar design chosen for Pope's mass Updated: Jun-17-15 10:41 am
BETHEL PARK, Pennsylvania - When Pope Francis celebrates outdoor Mass in Washington this September, he'll be using a custom-made altar and papal chair designed by an architecture student from Western Pennsylvania.