| Jun 24, 2009
In hindsight, it's hard to believe that John Preston and his magical dog were ever allowed to testify in court.
Preston's claims — that his dog could track scents through water, even years after a suspect supposedly left them — were...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 3:25 PM
And the winner is … Fort Myers and Sanibel Island.
The Southwest Florida tourist sanctuary achieved a pinnacle moment in advertising circles last week when its campaign to show its oil-free beaches generated enough noise to warrant a story...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:49 PM
It's rare that you can say a piece of television is inevitable. But throughout the media circus following the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the notion that there would be a Drew Peterson Lifetime movie was about as close to a sure thing as you could...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 6:01 PM
During halftime of last Saturday's Penn State-Nebraska game, ESPN's Mark May said: "This story is just beginning. It's not going to end."
Judging by the night-after-night coverage now into its second week, May was probably right. It seems as if this...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Leave it up to CM Punk to once again say what many of us have been thinking for a long time.
The vocal WWE Champion and Bucktown resident – who famously criticized WWE's decision makers on live TV last June and blurred the line between scripted and...
| Feb 27, 2013
In the three-plus years since Charlie Beck put on the chief's badge at the LAPD, his goal has been to consolidate a modern, multiethnic, publicly responsible 10,000-officer department, as envisioned in the rattling reforms of 15 and 20 years ago. The...
| Nov 1, 2012
When it comes to the relationship between Southern Californians and massive storms like Sandy, the conventional wisdom is that such weather (“such” meaning the kind not commonly found in Southern California) can give rise to just a tiny bit of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Rush Limbaugh is right on this one. The reporting on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, has turned into a spectacle — not the good kind.
It's all "such a show," Limbaugh told his listeners Monday. "We've got anchors and...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
An inheritance can give your children just the financial boost they need. They could use it to pay off lingering debt, for a house down payment, to contribute to a kid's education or just to provide extra peace of mind. But if you're concerned about...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Sometimes you don't want an audience after all.
If there's a solid take-away from this week's spectacular display of grown-ups gone wild, it's this: In a world teeming with selfies, fueled by followers and sustained on likes, we're all better off,...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:12 AM
No one is perfect.
Not even Magic Johnson.
But the last man on Earth who is allowed to raise that point is Donald Sterling, who is now approximately halfway to China in that hole he dug for himself talking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.