LOS ANGELES--The son of the creator of "Barney & Friends" pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbor in the chest after accusing him of trespassing.
Patrick Kearns Leach is charged with one count each of assault...Read more
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts may be considering charging more for high-demand days during summer, the Christmas holiday and spring break, and less for off-peak days, a survey the company sent to park visitors suggests.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A presidential visit is like a hurricane.
There's a quiet, and then madness and confusion and closed roads and flashing lights and people running around, and then everything is quiet again.
BALTIMORE -- In the month after Alexander Dominguez joined Maygon Thompson's third-grade class at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School, he breezed through worksheets and quickly rose to be among the most studious ...Read more
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Along Hugo Chavez Boulevard in what might pass for downtown Managua, there stands a curious mini-forest of gigantic fake trees. They are saffron in color, each a mass of abstract curlicues, and at ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Bette Midler knows what's expected of her onstage in 2015.
"I have to sing well, and I have to have a great band," she said recently. "But my audience, they've known me at this point for 50 years. Whether I...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not long ago when he fancied himself a future professional sports star, Kelvin Duley imagined a reception like this.
People he didn't know waved from porches as he passed. Cheering elementary students ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For decades, the sprawling six-acre Metropolis parcel in downtown Los Angeles sat barren as successive real estate busts derailed the promise of a $1 billion "city within a city."
Now, in an eye-rubbing ...Read more
Sagittarius After Breaking [Kindle Edition]Jack Serv
A story of a first-generation American and the travails of striving to achieve that American dream through Wall Street; it’s a blend of novel, autobiography, philosophical reflection, and social critique. When up-and-coming Wall Streeter Spiro loses his job in a corporate downsizing, he ...
PHILADELPHIA -- The conundrum for Superfit Inc. of Philadelphia is as complicated as love itself: The family-owned company has created a product it wants ring-wearers worldwide to know about, yet it's designed to go ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Motorcycle lane-splitting -- the rush-hour time saver for bikers that enrages many drivers -- may be poised for legalization.
California would be the first state to sanction the traffic-evading tactic, ...Read more
LAKE CITY, Minn. -- Paul Freid will soon take delivery of about 40 turkey chicks at his small farm here, about 60 miles southeast of Minneapolis, where hogs and chickens already roam.
Freid is "a little nervous" about ...Read more
SEATTLE -- An 8-year-old Spanaway, Wash., girl has been hospitalized since December with a failing heart, waiting for a second transplant that could save her life.
Doctors at Seattle Children's say Aiyana Lucas is ...Read more
PRINSBURG, Minn. – Truck traffic through the Farmers Co-op's feed mill here is about half of normal these days. The co-op just doesn't need as much grain to mix into feed. The 130,000-plus birds at its nearby turkey ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the year and a half or so since a group of Kansas City-area students in a school district engineering program helped bring it to fruition, the Sensory Lounger has enjoyed quite a run.
The high-tech ...Read more
WASHINGTON --Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Russia of trying to undermine its European neighbors, funding anti-establishment groups and exploiting corruption to extend its influence.
Fourteen months after ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday finalized a rule intended to strengthen and clarify the Clean Water Act, setting up a clash with Republicans in Congress and the agriculture industry.
The rule is designed to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum, touting himself as the candidate of the blue-collar, family-oriented Republican, launched another presidential bid Wednesday, but this time he's got a lot more than Mitt Romney to overcome.
ORANGE, Calif. (UPI) -- A man riding in a car on a stretch of U.S. interstate captured footage of a goggle-wearing dog strapped to the back of a motorcyclist traveling 70 mph.
Shawn White, who posted the video to YouTube,...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas Senate.
The anti-gay marriage language, added to a "shell bill" designed to be a ...Read more
The letters lay in a pile of debris along the Blanco River, untorn and neatly stacked in a bundle fastened with a green ribbon.
The 1950s-postmarked mail was obviously swept away in the floods, Stan Deringer knew. So many...Read more