BALTIMORE -- Kate Bergstrom was home alone with her toddler when the allergic reaction began.
Her throat started to swell. It became difficult to breathe. There was no one else to help her.
As precious seconds ticked by,...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- The speakers trekked to the podium one after another, simultaneously lambasting and pleading with a panel of child protection officials weighing the fate of thousands of immigrant mothers and children in ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The mother and father watched as their 16-year-old daughter ate her pork chop and green beans across the kitchen table of their Mount Prospect home, grateful each time she swallowed without struggle.
She paused...Read more
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Thursday seized South Korea's machinery and manufactured goods at a jointly run industrial park on their border in a riposte to the South's decision to order all its citizens home from ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The mayor of Flint, Mich., appeared on Capitol Hill on a panel Wednesday that received a standing ovation before House Democrats. The governor of Michigan is facing a recall campaign back home. And lawmakers ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday its first round of 2016 candidates in the "Red to Blue" program, which highlights strong Democratic candidates running in open seats and ...Read more
In 1976, record label chief Clive Davis faced a strictly pragmatic question.
Singer Barry Manilow had just scored the first Grammy Award nominations for Davis' fledgling Arista Records label -- including a record-of-the-...Read more
If you think you've had a lot of Donald J. Trump exposure lately, try being Joe Randazzo.
The former editor of the Onion, Randazzo spent months last year immersed in the collected clips and writings of the GOP front-...Read more
I, Alexandra (A Legacy of Stehle's Door)William M. O'Brien Jr.
It began very incidentally. One odd occurrence after another. Then came the dreams. And then the apparitions. Alexandra and Stephanie had figured something was wrong early on. Then, one bright Saturday morning, Johanna appeared. Chased into her apartment and hiding in a locked downstairs ...
HOUSTON -- A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. ...Read more
A belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight ...Read more
Even by Super Bowl standards, the constipation ad shown Sunday was an eye-grabber.
The main character glances sadly at another middle-aged man who has just come out of a bathroom looking triumphant.
"If you need an ...Read more
COLUMBIA, Md. (UPI) -- Electronics certification firm UL used external heat to cause a hoverboard's battery to burst into flames in a video demonstration for firefighters.
The video, posted to YouTube by UL Firefighter ...Read more
MODESTO, Calif. -- The gig: John "Farmer John" Bos, 44, is owner-operator of Dutch Hollow Farms, an agri-tourism business on 65 acres on the northern edge of Modesto, across from a Best Buy and a Home Depot. He runs a ...Read more
Danny Thompson's kidneys have failed and he needs a transplant but in some ways, he's lucky: Both of his sons want to give him one of theirs, and his Medicare coverage will take care of most of his expenses.
Yet the 53-...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- "Marketing" used to be a dirty word in higher education circles.
Not anymore. Facing a declining pool of high school graduates, colleges and universities are ramping up their marketing efforts, boosting ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- He had just given an hourlong speech calling for comity in politics, and President Barack Obama craved a few moments with a few friends who remember when he was not a polarizing figure but an ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Small-business owner Jen Swendseid started with passion and purpose.
Her business, Heart & Core, was inspired by a 2007 shopping trip for a sports bra for Swendseid's late mother. Bonnie Severson was larger...Read more
BALTIMORE -- A store shift manager who supervises workers struggles to pay his family's bills but doesn't qualify for overtime after a more than 40-hour workweek.
That's one example the U.S. Department of Labor is using ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Samples of Zika virus from the outbreak raging across Brazil and Latin America arrived at the University of Washington last month, where they were quickly locked in a biosafety freezer, awaiting research aimed ...Read more
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts were able to rescue a loose dog that was found wandering around a local highway.
Methuen Police shared a photo of the large German Shepard that was seen walking in the ...Read more