With the rising popularity of fast-casual restaurant fare and a renewed interest in home-cooked meals, traditional fast food chains are working feverishly to draw hungry consumers in with fresh ideas. As a result, a number of industry giants are even going beyond the bun — branching out to include some unusual ingredients and presentation methods.
With summer practically synonymous with road trips and vacation travel, it’s important to focus on the one essential that’s more important to your trip than sunscreen — the vehicle you’ll be driving to your destination.
When it comes to mass shootings, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan are in rare accord on a leading culprit.
The Sheriff’s Department in Howard County, Indiana, welcomed Sgt. Jordan Buckley back to regular duty this week. Buckley was back on patrol Monday after spending seven weeks recuperating from a bullet wound he sustained during a shootout in March that killed fellow officer Carl Koontz.
At least one of the two unions representing striking Verizon workers plans to let members off the picket line in Massachusetts to find work and are reaching out to other groups and unions for support, exposing the financial strains of a prolonged work stoppage that marked four weeks on Wednesday.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Following the final state tallies on Indiana’s Primary Election on Tuesday, Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a speech claiming victory at the New Albany-Floyd County, Indiana Library’s front steps Tuesday.
Some eligible voters ages 18 to 30 work for campaigns, attend rallies and follow their favorite candidates via online news sources. Others rely on social media for information, enjoy public discourse or find it more pertinent to avoid political talk altogether.
As parents face the prospect of paying for college this fall, Sallie Mae is offering a new option for those considering borrowing to cover costs.
From 2013 to early 2015, U.S. cattle prices were at an all time high, and “cattle was king.” However, recent months have brought a drop in prices, but not in hope for Kentucky farmers.
After joining a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan recently, I was happy to see that one of its member pharmacies was a small, family-owned business. I have a fondness for neighborhood drugstores, as my late pharmacist father owned one when I was growing up. We lived in an apartment abov…
The vicious killers that crawled out of Spahn Ranch in the summer of 1969 at Charles Manson's behest to kill innocent people didn't just terrify California, but the entire country. The addled, apocalyptic death cult these murderers and their master were the faces of -- a cult that embraced a…
Ian Burkhart was only 19 when the accident happened. He had been swimming in the Outer Banks with some buddies when a wave caught him and hurled him into a sandbar, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. But he always held out hope that medical science would one day be able to help him re…
AUSTIN — After a frustrating, fruitless search, Jacqueline Conn finally found a would-be boss who was willing to offer her a job conditionally, before asking about her criminal record.
As strange as it may sound, a man dragging a dog behind his truck last month may have, in the long run, saved the dog’s life.
Indianapolis, Ind. – Earlier today, a 14-year veteran state police officer was fired for a second complaint, in less than 18 months.
An English teacher at a central Indiana high school died unexpectedly earlier this week in China while helping chaperone a school field trip there during spring break.
It’s that time of year again: tax-filing season. Millions of Americans are probably downloading the latest version of their tax preparation software as we speak or picking it up at their local software store.
Several have applied between 1881 and now, Cleburne Fire Chief Clint Ishmael said. But, until this year, none made the cut. That changed on March 1. Stephanie Pribble was one of four new firefighters who began that day. She is also CFD’s first female firefighter.
A new study found that it's better to be pear-shaped-- weight around the hips, than apple-shaped-- weight around the stomach, because an apple-shaped body can increase your chances of heart disease if you already have diabetes.
It's been a rough few weeks for Buddy, a 14-year-old Labrador mix in Michigan. His owner died suddenly, and people who know the dog say he plunged into a deep depression. Then a veterinarian pronounced Buddy terminally ill, with cancer that spread all over his body.
A self-described Michigan "soccer mom" who had "every belonging" taken from her family in a 2014 drug raid has been cleared of all criminal charges, 19 months after heavily armed drug task force members ransacked her home and her business. But in many ways, her ordeal is only beginning.
To recognize the difference between harmless courting and a potentially dangerous situation, an Indiana non-profit organization is reaching out to bars and restaurants with a bystander intervention program to teach employees how to recognize signs that interactions among patrons may lead to domestic or sexual violence.
In the Southern California town of Beaumont, Wal-Mart shoppers must first drive past the new Aldi, a recent addition to the family-owned German grocery-store chain that is beating the U.S. retail giant at its own game: selling food at rock-bottom prices.
ELKHART, Texas — Police in eastern Texas are investigating what they called a tragic accident after an 8-year-old boy shot and killed a female family member on Saturday afternoon.
John Mace was always heartsick that his comrade’s loved ones couldn’t know for certain whether a message informing his friend, Harry Kent, that he had become a father, reached the front lines in time. Seven decades later, Mace is at peace.
The latest version of the World Happiness Report was released Wednesday, and the good news for the United States is that its place on the report's ranking of the most and least happy countries is pretty high, and moving up. This year's update, produced by the Sustainable Development Solution…
ATLANTA — Student test scores in Georgia will count less toward state teacher evaluations under a measure that has found traction under the Gold Dome.
FRANKFORT — Kentucky health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika virus infection in the state, and while they say Kentucky residents face little risk they’re also asking people to take precautions in advance of vacation and mosquito seasons.
WASHINGTON - The amateur artists can be found coloring in airport lounges, doctor's office waiting rooms and while they watch TV shows at home. They are forming coloring meet-up groups at libraries and coffee shops so they can chit-chat as they doodle.
After Keithley-Roth and her birth daughter were reunited in 2009, she had been on a mission to make it easier for people who were adopted between the years 1941-93 to have access to their original birth certificates and records. Her hard work and perseverance were finally rewarded late last week.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginians will soon be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in public without a permit, related background check and gun-use training.
WASHINGTON - If you've pulled an all-nighter and spent the next day feeling ravenously hungry as if you were in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," scientists may have just figured out why.
Aubrey K. McClendon, a well-known oil executive and part owner of the Oklahoma Thunder NBA basketball team, died Wednesday morning when his Chevrolet Tahoe struck a concrete bridge underpass wall in Oklahoma City Wednesday. The 2013 SUV caught fire upon impact, engulfing the vehicle in flame…
Jacqueline Fox passed away last fall, but her voice recently came alive in a St. Louis courtroom.
Facebook has just rolled out its much-anticipated "reactions." But what Facebook has not rolled out -- and really, can't roll out -- are usage norms to go along with them.
It happened the way these things so often do: in the instant when no one was looking.
In October of 2014, Steven Pratt was supposed to begin his life anew. He had served out a 30-year prison sentence and gone home to Atlantic City, N.J., where his family held a party to welcome him.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon opening all jobs in combat units to female service members has raised the question of whether women should be required to register for any future military draft. But a handful of congressmen have another proposal: Why not eliminate the Selective Service System that …
Criminals attacked the IRS's digital systems in an attempt to steal data that could be used to collect fraudulent refunds, the agency announced Tuesday.
Philip Morris USA should pay for annual chest scans for thousands of longtime Marlboro smokers in Massachusetts because the company sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous product, a lawyer for the smokers told jurors at the close of a trial.
This Week's Circulars
- Weatherford man removed from AA flight, arrested
- TxDOT says work will begin on the FM 51 project at end of the month
- 18-year-old dies following single-vehicle wreck
- All-Parker County 2019 Softball Team announced
- Weatherford woman, unborn baby die after FM 51 wreck
- Woman killed in FM 51 wreck; WC roundabout work continues; Local man removed from AA flight, arrested
- Baker Hotel and Spa to begin historic three-year renovation 'immediately'
- All-Parker County 2019 Baseball Team announced
- Classmates, family mourn death of Springtown 18-year-old at vigil
- WISD hears proposed changes to student code