| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:05 AM
KANSAS CITY Tara Houx has given up social media, as best she can, for Lent.
It's harder than she thought. Her 35th birthday came and went without friends knowing how to reach Houx. A friend's son passed away and there was no easy place for her to find...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:33 PM
Twitter users erupted with backlash on Monday after "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones.
Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train in February of...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Agility and digital savvy traditionally haven't been the strong suits of government agencies, so it's encouraging that CIA Director John O. Brennan wants a big investment in cyberespionage and a new Directorate of Digital Innovation as part of what he...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:01 AM
The Ricketts family has brought six investors into the ownership of the Chicago Cubs to help finance a $375 million renovation of Wrigley Field — and the family may not be done selling pieces of the team.
The family remains in control of the...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:10 PM
Several dozen protesters gathered in Madison, Wis., Friday night shortly after a police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old African American man who authorities say assaulted the officer during a struggle.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval did not...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:42 AM
On the same day the federal government weighed in to guarantee net neutrality, social media blew up and the country on Thursday learned the real value of making the cutting edge of communication open to everybody.
No, this is not about the fleeing...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:02 PM
ESPN suspended host Keith Olbermann on Tuesday for making "completely inappropriate" comments about Penn State students on Twitter.
Olbermann, who hosts a daily show on ESPN2, responded to a tweet Monday about the university's annual Dance Marathon...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 9:44 PM
Jessica Valenti is one of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation. As a columnist for the Guardian, her face regularly appears on the site's front page. She has written five books, one of which was adapted into a documentary, since...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:15 AM
After seven seasons, "Parks and Recreation" bid farewell on NBC on Tuesday night with a series finale that leapt forward in time to show how things turned out for the gang from Pawnee, Ind. (To anyone who has ever watched this upbeat series, it should...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:31 PM
And the Oscar goes to ... social media! (Kind of.)
The 87th Academy Awards generated about 5.9 million tweets, a significant drop from the whopping 11.1 million Oscar-related tweets from last year's show. However, more social-media buzz also came from...