LOS ANGELES -- The voice inside him whirls, lapping and rising, hitting the air like a fist. He stops. "I'm screaming too much." He starts again. Stops. Curses. He takes a breath and closes his eyes. The microphone hangs ...Read more
CAIRO -- Islamic State militants beheaded two women on charges of "sorcery" in a northeastern province of Syria, a monitoring group reported Tuesday, in what it said marked the Sunni extremist group's first decapitations ...Read more
A military transport plane crashed into a residential area in the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday, killing at least 43 people.
The death toll continued to rise throughout Tuesday afternoon. Zulkifli, an official at ...Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state man shared video of a mother raccoon teaching her reluctant youngster how to climb a tree.
The video, shared on YouTube by Jeffrey Reid, features the mother raccoon in Reid...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Betsy Cerulo is in the business of people, in more ways than one.
She founded staffing company AdNet in 1990, and in more recent years it has morphed into both a resource for professionals seeking work as ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- How are your tires?"
It might be one of the oddest pickup lines ever. But it launched a love match 21 years ago that also led to an entrepreneurial partnership balanced on two wheels.
Brian Walton, an ...Read more
CARDEROCK, Md. -- The sleek black mini-submarine accelerated through the water as the two pilots crammed inside pedaled hard, spinning the rear propeller faster and faster.
"Allez! Allez!" urged Philippe Dupuis, a 25-year...Read more
Your pet is doing that thing again. It's the cutest thing ever, and it must be snapped, shared and forever immortalized on social media. Cats and Dogs of Instagram, here we come. But what happens? Just as you reach for the...Read more
Surly BondsMichael Byars Lewis
A military espionage thriller about a student pilot whose life begins to spin out of control and soon finds himself engaged in a life or death struggle to prevent WWII. From the skies over Oklahoma, to the streets of Moscow, to the steps of the Alamo, SURLY BONDS will keep you guessing until...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Margaret Paddock, who runs the Twin Cities private client wealth management business for U.S. Bank, learned early about financial management. Born in Poland, she moved to the Chicago area as an infant. ...Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Hidden behind drab doors in a valley that celebrates all that is new, bright and beautiful is a scientific treasure: proof of what the Earth is made of, how it became what it is -- and where it might ...Read more
Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on July 21 at the Ohio State University student union in Columbus.
The news, first reported by Politico, was confirmed by a source...Read more
Even now, at the remove of mere days, the historic nature of last week's events in Washington is clear. Yet to be decided is what role they will play in shaping the legacy of one of the most powerful men in Washington.
FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police trying to control the Ferguson protests and riots responded with an uncoordinated effort that sometimes violated free-speech rights, antagonized crowds with military-style tactics and shielded ...Read more
Arsonists are suspected of attacking at least two black churches across the South last week, but no arrests have been made or suspects identified, officials told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
None of the late-night ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Businessman Donald Trump brought his nascent bid for the Republican presidential nomination to Chicago Monday, warning that crime in Chicago is "out of control" and hurting the city's image worldwide.
His ...Read more
On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second."
At that moment, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX officials say they will be holding daily meetings with NASA and the Air Force in hopes of quickly determining what caused an unmanned rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station to ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill that would require mandatory vaccinations for nearly all children enrolled in schools is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after clearing its last legislative hurdle Monday ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote blocked the state of Texas, at least for now, from enforcing a strict new abortion law that was likely to close most of the state's remaining abortion clinics.
The measure ...Read more
NBCUniversal delivered a message to Donald Trump over his recent remarks regarding immigrants: "You're fired."
In a statement issued Monday, the company said it is severing ties with the mogul who is pursuing the 2016 ...Read more
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