CHICAGO -- The final tally: 123 songs. This includes five performances each of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Beautiful Day" and "With or Without You," earworms that have now burrowed deep inside my brain and sought asylum.
I ...Read more
CHICAGO -- On the last day the surviving members of the Grateful Dead played as the Grateful Dead, on a lovely Sunday in Chicago before the last emotional notes rang out around midnight, the following happened: Jim Avery, ...Read more
There are parts of Scott Stevenson's time in the 1970s as a drug smuggler he'd like to forget. Especially toward the end of the run, when the operation led by his older brother began selling cocaine and things turned ...Read more
My editor called early one June morning in 2012. Eric T. Fresch, the former top administrator for the city of Vernon, had been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the Bay Area.
At the time, state auditors had been ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A conversation doesn't often meander from the life of ants to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, but Michael Douglas, newspapers scattered at his side, is busy these days selling a new Disney film and acting ...Read more
"Unfortunately, there's no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done -- although it may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know the full extent and severity of sunburn, and several days ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jay Simons could have as easily ended up on Broadway as he did in Silicon Valley.
His first love was the piano, which blossomed into a brief career performing in bars in Washington state and hotels across...Read more
NEW YORK -- A month from now, 10 Republican presidential candidates will walk out onto a prime-time debate stage in Cleveland and confront each other face to face for the first time. If the debate were held today, Donald ...Read more
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Bryan Stevenson was driving to a jailhouse meeting in the morning gloom, through stands of loblolly pines and sweet gum trees, when he spotted the mammoth Confederate flag unfurled along Interstate 65, ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- If any industry could use a prominent advocate, it's forestry -- because nothing grates on the ears of a forester like hearing someone say they won't buy a book because it'll kill a tree.
And few, if any, fit...Read more
CHICAGO -- Truck driver Lucio Barrera said he didn't think twice about signing a contract in 2013 with DNJ Intermodal Services, even though it barred him from using his truck to do business with other companies and he had ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Strands of silver hair fell into Annie Costanzo's face as she wielded a sledgehammer against the brick walkway in her backyard. Plumes of dust and debris filled the air, and reddish-pink shards scattered in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A fierce food fight has erupted in Congress over the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
At the center of the conflict is a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would block state and local ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Before the diagnosis, and long before any thoughts about "veganic farming," Janet McKee was devoting physical and mental energy to a frenzied corporate career.
That lifestyle caught up with her when she ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- In 1989, an international panel of experts called attention to the irony that health workers were preventing many newborns from getting the healthiest possible food -- mother's milk.
Hospital maternity ...Read more
ELKHART, Ind. -- Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage.
Uninsured for years, the former waitress signed up for Medicaid after Indiana expanded its program through the Affordable Care Act. But unlike millions of ...Read more
VIENNA -- The Obama administration began its nuclear negotiations with Iran by insisting that Tehran halt production of all nuclear fuel, dismantle its nuclear infrastructure and roll back its missile program. In two years...Read more
SEATTLE -- Chloe Jakubowski was one of dozens of people who had fled scorching temperatures for the cool shadows of the Big Four Ice Caves, a popular recreation spot in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Monday ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama acknowledged Monday that the Islamic State terrorists have been "particularly effective" at recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq and Syria but pledged to stay on track with his ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A bill that would create a uniform identification card for U.S. military veterans is in the final stages of its journey from idea to law, and is being seen both as a nice benefit for America's fighting men ...Read more