WASHINGTON -- It was warm out, and the new mom just wanted to take her baby girl for a walk around the pond in her East Charlotte, N.C., neighborhood. A friend suggested she check the air first.
Code orange: unhealthy for...Read more
With the unsealing of Bill Cosby's 2005 deposition in which he admitted giving women Quaaludes before sex, the comedian whose public persona had already suffered massively in the court of public opinion may now face a ...Read more
South Carolina's Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval Tuesday to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, sending the landmark issue to the House of Representatives.
The vote for the third ...Read more
A commemorative guitar signed by members of the Grateful Dead sold for more than half a million dollars at the band's final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field.
Bids for the D'Angelico EX-DC guitar ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The U.S. has authorized the first cruise service to Cuba in half a century.
Cruise giant Carnival Corp. announced Tuesday that it has received U.S. government licenses to offer "purposeful" ...Read more
Dylann Roof faces three new attempted-murder charges after a grand jury indicted him Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out the June 17 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
Roof, 21, a suspected white ...Read more
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
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A video going viral on social media features a man running on a busy stretch of highway to grab a Confederate flag decoration from the back of a semi truck.
The video, originally posted by Twitter user...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