SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The famed cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe became more clear last year, gaining 10 feet in visibility from the year before, according to a new study released Thursday by scientists at the University of ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida is blocking the public from seeing videos or photographs kept by government agencies that show a mass killing, a measure inspired in part by the Parkland school shooting and the massacre at...Read more
Scientists have discovered yet another way that single-celled organisms have outsmarted us.
The tiny bacteria that live inside our guts have an ingenious way of withstanding the onslaught of antibiotics we throw at them, ...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- New mining methods that churn up silica-laden rock are likely responsible for the surge of black lung disease that has afflicted hundreds of miners across Central Appalachia in recent years, according to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Two influential senators released draft health care legislation Thursday, a package of narrowly tailored proposals that will likely be part of a measure to lower health care costs that lawmakers hope to pass ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Nouman Raja had a badge, a gun, and the sworn duty to protect the community. But after he shot stranded motorist Corey Jones dead, the police officer couldn't get a haircut, pump gas in his car or ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are fed up with the barrage of scam and nuisance calls plaguing them and their constituents and on Thursday, the Senate passed a bipartisan measure to combat robocalls.
Senators voted, 97-1, to ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A federal hurricane forecast issued Thursday calls for a near-normal season this year, with four to eight hurricanes and up to 15 storms powerful enough to be given names.
The forecast represents ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's family or staff should stage an intervention, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday, noting she's concerned for his well-being and that of the country.
"I pray for the president of the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Cirque du Soleil has brought 25 different shows to the Chicago area over the last 30 years. I've reviewed 24 of them, from "Alegria" to "Saltimbanco" to "Varekai," from the old North Pier to the parking lot of ...Read more
Rotten Tomatoes, which relies on credible ratings to drive traffic to its website, on Thursday took a step to prevent fake movie reviews.
The Beverly Hills, Calif.-based company said it would offer a new feature that ...Read more
For most audiences in the U.S., the new film "The Souvenir" will make for not one but two major discoveries. One is the raw, emotional performance by its 21-year-old star in her first significant screen role. The other is ...Read more
You have questions (and comments). I have some answers.
Q: Could you please tell me if "The Cool Kids" (one of the best shows on TV now) has been renewed and will be back in the fall?
A: It appears to be done. In spite ...Read more
KENT, Wash. -- Sirvan Moradi doesn't feel right.
He knows he should be relieved to be in America. He knows he should be grateful to have escaped Iran, where his family was under threat for following a faith the government...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture interests this year have successfully lobbied for a host of new state laws to protect farms from litigation over foul smells, loud noises and declining water quality.
The push comes after years ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- He keeps his spray paint cans in an old cooler. His acrylic paints and chalk are stashed in a cracked milk crate. They are piled under a blue tarp beside two large dog kennels. A pair of well-trained pit ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Alan Menken's score for the 1992 animated Disney film "Aladdin" earned him one of his eight Oscars. That same year he shared the Best Music, Original Song Oscar with Tim Rice for "A Whole New World." That's ...Read more
CHICAGO -- "Bullets flying, mothers crying ... What good is freedom if we haven't learned to be free," Mavis Staples sings at the outset of her new album, "We Get By" (Anti).
It's a tough-as-nails gospel-blues, written by...Read more
CHICAGO -- As 258 passengers filed on to American Airlines Flight 191 at O'Hare International Airport the Friday before Memorial Day in 1979, nothing suggested that they would never reach Los Angeles.
They would have ...Read more
While quality cannot be measured by minutes, the new live-action version of Disney's "Aladdin" runs 37 minutes longer than the animated 1992 film famous for Robin Williams' inspired vocal riffs and the song "A Whole New ...Read more
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