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Former Atlanta fire chief claims discrimination in civil rights suit

ATLANTA -- A federal judge on Friday had questions about why Mayor Kasim Reed dismissed Atlanta's fire chief in 2015, asking attorneys representing the city if the decision was based primarily on the contents of the chief's controversial book or ...Read More


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Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from...

Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason it plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba.

Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly its last plane to ...Read More


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For Laurie Metcalf in 'Lady Bird,' this is the moment for her kind of ...

There's a scene in "Lady Bird," this fall's remarkable coming-of-age movie by Greta Gerwig, where the title character, a complicated Sacramento 17-year-old encapsulated by Saoirse Ronan, finds herself in the dressing room of an off-price clothing ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Light Notes: Timely monetary gift creates stunned thankfulness

The question loomed large, larger than the news that her job was about to end.

Would she be "all in" with her promise to faithfully tithe from her very last paycheck? Or would pending rent and an already overstretched budget be reason enough not ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security: Here for those who served our country

The men and women who served our country in the military can count on Social Security to be there for them throughout their lives.

Active duty military members earn credits toward Social Security retirement benefits. Wounded Warriors can receive ...Read More


South Carolina joins growing list of states limiting access to abortion

In the latest move by states to curtail abortions, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed an executive order to stop giving state money to any doctor or group affiliated with providing abortions.

More than four decades after the U.S. ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Secret motorcycle industry group looks for ways to reverse sagging sales

Hours before the 2017 Progressive International Motorcycle Show opened its doors at the Long Beach Convention Center, a cabal of industry veterans met to discuss troubled U.S. motorcycle sales.

Organized by power sports consultant Robert Pandya, ...Read More



On Gardening: ColorMax violas offers the wow factor to the cool season ...

Make no mistake about it; if you have ever thought a viola couldn't dazzle like a pansy, then you haven't tried ColorMax. ColorMax is a relatively new series of viola coming to us from Sakata Seed that has completely shocked me with its flower ...Read More



As gifts, puppies might get a chain in the back yard for Christmas, PETA...

A pet might seem like the gift that keeps on giving, but with the holiday season on the horizon PETA says it's not a good idea.

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has issued a pair of Christmas-themed public service announcements ...Read More


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Trump names five more Supreme Court contenders

WASHINGTON -- Looking ahead to a future vacancy on the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump on Friday named five conservative judges to his list of potential nominees to the high court.

They include Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett, 45...Read More