This fall, my father left my mother at home while he went to spend the winter with friends in Florida (she still works and he does not). He did not tell my mother of his intentions until the week before ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Deadpool," the latest Marvel creation to get his own major motion picture, is very much like a character you might encounter at a party or sit next to on a plane. But not necessarily in a good way.
At ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Days removed from a humbling defeat in New Hampshire that stirred fresh concern about her candidacy, Hillary Clinton questioned the feasibility of the platform that has fueled Bernie Sanders' unlikely ...Read more
CHICAGO -- When Capt. Mark Stevenson was about 5 years old, he used to race Popsicle sticks down gutters with a water hose.
Growing up in Richmond, Va., along the James River, where people pegged him as one of the "river ...Read more
MEXICO CITY -- A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left 52 people dead and a dozen injured, officials said Thursday.
The riot broke out as the result of fighting between rival groups of inmates at the Topo Chico ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- President Barack Obama was addressing the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday, but the dogged Statehouse press corps was not there.
From the gilded balcony of the cathedral-like House chambers, I ...Read more
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
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 ...
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
WASHINGTON -- Scientists who have spent decades peering into outer space announced Thursday they have detected gravitational waves, the ripple in space-time that Albert Einstein long ago predicted.
"Ladies and gentlemen, ...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
Based on the aggressive marketing for "How to Be Single," which has thrust its grinning, champagne swilling female stars in the face of every person who might not have a date lined up for the dreaded Feb. 14th, it would be...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
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
"Zoolander 2" employed the talents of four credited screenwriters, but unfortunately not one of them seemed to notice that what they were working on wasn't actually a screenplay. It is, instead, an excuse to string ...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