MILWAUKEE -- Animals go extinct, places too. And stories change.
Boaz, a small village in Richland County, Wis., has only 156 people these days. There are a half-dozen streets, a couple of taverns, a small park with a ...Read more
BP has reached an $18.7 billion agreement to resolve all federal and local government claims stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, bringing an end to a key chapter in the fiercely fought litigation stemming from ...Read more
Though she is known to many as the director of big, broad '90s studio comedies such as "Wayne's World" and "Black Sheep," Penelope Spheeris is revered by others for her trilogy of L.A.-set music documentaries, "The Decline...Read more
Two married couples meet for dinner and then much more in "The Overnight," the psychosexual comedy (now in theaters) fueled by booze, pot and a few deep-seated anxieties. As the hours go by, the politesse between these new...Read more
Hillary Clinton tried to help one private-equity boss with a visa problem and encouraged another on a project in China. She apologized to the chairman of a big corporation for failing to commit to an event right away.
WASHINGTON -- GOP Chairman Reince Priebus won't be behind the wheel of a stock car, but the Republican National Committee is going to Daytona International Speedway.
Spectators at this weekend's NASCAR races in Florida ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The American economy, this month entering its seventh year of recovery, still has some legs: Employers in June added a solid 223,000 jobs across a broad spectrum of service industries.
But the Labor ...Read more
The 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S is a hot rod.
More muscle car than luxury car, more American than German, it's a wolf in wolf's clothing.
Sleek, low and lean, it looks fast and it is fast -- zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds, with a ...Read more
Charlie's TripsJack Felson
A futuristic and absurd version of The Wizard of OZ: a freak tornado snatches up a Midwesterner teenage soldier, who's hurled into space-time and ends up 21 years later, on the West Coast. He's found on a beach, alive but unconscious. As he emerges from a 3-day coma, he...
BREA, Calif. -- Bob Weber had a small but simple plan. He wanted to design a safer helmet for dirt bike riders.
The entrepreneur, based here, about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, ended up disrupting the $250-million-a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either -- despite threats ...Read more
DETROIT -- Personalities and experience are likely to play major roles in contract talks between the UAW union and the Detroit-based automakers.
Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could again be the ...Read more
SHANGHAI -- To grasp the enormous dimensions of the Shanghai Tower, try this simple exercise:
Take the 1,018-foot U.S. Bank building in downtown Los Angeles -- the highest U.S. building west of the Mississippi -- and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The plot of "Terminator Genisys," the latest in the dystopian series about man vs. machine, suggests history can be changed with a tweak of the timeline. If James Cameron hadn't been so insistent in 1984 ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Angela Kaye's trip to drug addiction started when she used marijuana and alcohol as a teen. It escalated to prescription drug abuse, led to heroin use, petty crime and jail time, and ended in a Delaware ...Read more
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7-year-old Joseph Navarro, was ready to ...Read more
With the 4th of July holiday upon us, experts at Mayo Clinic are offering up some injury prevention tips on some of the most common reasons that send people to the emergency department this time of year.
-- Consume ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In the year since he won an armed standoff with the federal government, Cliven Bundy has taken on a new and unfamiliar role: politician. He's led a caravan of citizen lobbyists to Nevada's Legislature. He's ...Read more
MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- The owners of Betsy's Ice Cream in this Pittsburgh suburb have experimented with such ingredients as lavender, candied ginger and lemongrass for their homemade concoctions. Sometimes they've been ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- John Dinwiddie and Diane Brown own a house with twin engines.
It began its life as a Delta barge, later became a floating hot dog and beer stand, and finally a marina fuel dock, before being converted ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July ...Read more