Every day after school, Exel Estrada was in a rush. He would run into his Highlandtown rowhouse, pull off his Patterson High School uniform and throw on a pair of bleach-splattered black pants and an old Ravens shirt. He ...Read more
On that cold December afternoon, Monique Ngomba followed hundreds of students out the doors of Patterson High School until she stood, completely baffled, in front of a line of buses.
It was time to go home, but she had no...Read more
WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Concerns about the safety of crude oil trains loom over a proposed rail takeover that would create the largest rail system in North America.
Last week, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific made public its ...Read more
COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. -- It's a stickpin skyline: fire-blackened trees without leaves, needles or even branches as far as the eye can see.
The quiet is deathly, until an 18-wheel logging truck roars out of ...Read more
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) -- Internet sensation Lil Bub has released a new song from her upcoming album Science and Magic, due out Dec. 4.
The track, entitled "New Gravity," was premiered by Yahoo Music and represents the ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that national security officials see no evidence of a Thanksgiving terrorist attack in the United States, and he urged Americans to proceed with their holiday travel and ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County attorney's office received a deadline extension Wednesday to decide if charges will be filed against four men arrested in connection with the shooting of five protesters near the 4th ...Read more
CHICAGO -- An aspiring Chicago poet and community activist walked out of a Cook County courthouse Wednesday to hugs and cheers from dozens of supporters after prosecutors in a surprise move dropped charges against him for ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
LOS ANGELES -- A bitter battle to control the fortune of ailing billionaire Sumner Redstone escalated Wednesday when the media mogul's ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit alleging that he is mentally impaired and unable to make ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis Urban League and Jamar Clark's family are asking for protests to be put on hold Wednesday for the funeral of the 24-year-old black man fatally shot by police.
The league is calling for a day...Read more
NFL great Frank Gifford, who died in August of reported natural causes, had a brain disease that may have stemmed from his Hall of Fame football career, his family said in a statement released Wednesday.
The family ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For years, the Chiu family tried Thanksgiving the traditional way. The San Gabriel Valley family of four invited people over, cooked a turkey, bought a ham, and whipped up mashed potatoes and stuffing.
But ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending inched up last month, rising at a rate well below expectations, as cautious Americans saved more of their growing incomes, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
Personal consumption ...Read more
DALLAS (UPI) -- A meteorologist in Dallas Tx. compiled photos of 50 other meteorologists wearing the same dress into a photo collage that has since gone viral.
Jennifer Myers of FOX4 posted the photo to Facebook showing ...Read more
MOSCOW -- Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border "looks like a planned provocation," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
"We have serious doubts that it was unintentional," ...Read more
CHICAGO -- None of the 200 or so people who showed up at a late October luncheon in Chicago was as old as the guest of honor: Norman Lear, age 93. And few, if any, would have been as lively or as smart or as charmingly ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny City Market, tucked inconspicuously into Pittsburgh's Mexican War Streets neighborhood, has built a customer base with its tidy convenience store and deli featuring locally themed sandwiches like ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--The video, shot from the dashboard camera of a police cruiser, shows a black teenager walking down the middle of a Southwest Chicago street. Two police officers approach the 17-year-old from his left, guns ...Read more
How surprised is Creedence Clearwater Revival mastermind John Fogerty that he'll be kicking off his first-ever Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre in January? And how surprised is he to be doing so just a few miles...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Caryn Beck-Dudley has some experience as an outsider.
She was a nonpracticing Mormon in Utah, Mormon country. She was the first pregnant, pre-tenure professor in tenure track line at Utah State; ...Read more