Today's bathrooms are evolving into relaxing rooms with many benefits of a spa. Whether remodeling an existing bathroom or building a new one, nature-themed trends add comfort and style.
DEAR BENNY: In a recent column you mentioned that the government in some cases is offering $1,500 to homeowners who turn over their keys and accept a deed-in-lieu instead of going through foreclosure. I can see where this is advantageous to all parties involved. How does one find out about this program?
Elegant, planet-friendly bathrooms continue to be a hot trend in home building and renovation. Bath products that respect and celebrate water have become trendier and more satisfying, proving that homeowners don't need to sacrifice comfort, beauty and luxury in order to do something good for the environment.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A Viking Range Corp. official says the high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer has become its own distributor to create closer ties to its dealers.
DEAR REAL ESTATE BOYS, I have heeded your advice and listed my home with a local Realtor and three weeks later I have questions but I can't seem to get my Realtor to answer my concerns. I'm hoping you Boys will/can help me.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.
Years ago, it didn't matter how hot it got outside, I was prepared to fish through the heat of the day.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are a team that the most sought-after free agents have avoided for most of the last two decades, nothing more than loveable losers with a faithful following and an ambiguous name on the NBA map.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May 21, and All-Star Madison Bumgarner settled down to allow just four hits in seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Thursday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the weak NL West.
TOURS, France (AP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man who allegedly offered two Belize players large sums of money to fix a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the United States has been identified by soccer officials, and he's believed to have tried to fix matches in other countries.
By BERNIE WILSON
NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the players' union said Thursday baseball's drug agreement could be undermined by leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with an investigation by the commissioner.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - It took years for Zach Johnson to feel comfortable at his hometown tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
A day after locking up a pair of guards, the Sacramento Kings invested in their front court.
LONDON (AP) - One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.
By DALE BOSOWSKI
WASHINGTON (AP) - With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should've shown more restraint.
NEW YORK (AP) - The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.
OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout when he hit Robinson Cano of the Mariners in the right foot with a 1-2 pitch.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.
VACAVILLE (AP) - A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.
PALM DESERT (AP) - Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.
SHASTA LAKE (AP) - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.