Most people are aware it’s de rigueur to remove one’s shoes before entering a home in Japan. But the possibility of a cultural faux pas doesn’t end at the doorway. Along with avoiding socks with holes in them, foreigners should ...Read More »
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers are again writing legislation they hope will let a Clay County community keep using a live, wild opossum during a New Year’s Eve observance and overcome litigation trying to stop it. The House voted April 22 ...Read More »
PHILADELPHIA — Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called “The Sound of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia International Records building is being torn down to make way for ...Read More »
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A funeral will be held Tuesday at a synagogue in suburban Detroit for billionaire philanthropist and shopping mall pioneer A. Alfred Taubman. The 91-year-old Taubman died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Bloomfield Hills. ...Read More »
Renters can pull a J. Wellington Wimpy when it comes to paying the landlord. Dilly-dalliers, for example, rely on unsigned or bounced checks, incurring fees to stall management’s reckoning. Then there are the excusers. According to the website thelpa.com, tenants ...Read More »
NEW YORK – Prosecutors are investigating the procurement process behind a contract awarded to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ company to operate the World Trade Center’s observation deck. Prosecutors from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. ...
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WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williams County Commission has narrowly approved a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston, after debate about the chosen location. The Williston Crossing project proposed by the international real estate company Stropiq is to ...Read More »
Homebuilders are moving along with the times, as walk-in closets and granite countertops take precedence over whirlpools in the master bathroom and outdoor kitchens. And newfound interest in energy efficiency is hampering the demand for two-story foyers, according to MarketWatch, ...
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If driving through rural Idaho gets you feeling dog tired, it might be time to stop at the Dog Bark Park Inn. It’s easy to find — you can’t miss the two giant Beagles named Sweet Willy and Toby patiently ...Read More »
There’s no accounting for taste. And sometimes, sellers just won’t heed their Realtors’ advice to tone down eccentric interior-design choices. Take for example, the front entrance to a home in Los Angeles. Potential buyers need bring only the top half ...Read More »