| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:35 PM
More than 100 days ago, the presidents of the United States and Cuba announced their desire to reestablish diplomatic relations and open up embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana.
It is worthwhile seeing what has changed in relations between the...
| Mar 26, 2015
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is surrounded by media following her conviction of slapping a police officer....
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:20 PM
There were no vigils, no protests, no #blacklivesmatter tweets when Steven Washington, 27, alone and unarmed, was killed five years ago by a Los Angeles police officer on a dark Koreatown street.
The shooting was blamed on tactical errors; the officer...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: After many years of unemployment, I finally got a full-time position. It is a state job with a pension. How much do I need to save for retirement? Can I focus on paying off debt and saving for college, and trust I will be OK in retirement?...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:59 AM
First of two parts.
A bizarre burst of crime in Leesburg started nearly three weeks ago.
On Jan. 27, Hansel-and-Gretel-style burglars left a trail of peanut M&Ms — they didn't steal the plain ones — leading into woods when they took 18...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Police departments in Connecticut don't have to release much information about arrests that they make — not in a timely manner, anyway — and open-government advocates are now saying that legislators need to pass a bill to increase disclosure...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:47 AM
When you grow up, your heart dies.
I know this because Ally Sheedy told me so. She said we all become our parents, there is no avoiding it. Also, if I ever do decide to run away from home, I don't have to live on the streets; I could go to Afghanistan....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:34 PM
It's quiet this time of year in Mendocino County.
The marijuana plants are still tiny, so the air is fresh and unmarred by the skunky smell of ripe weed. Day workers have not yet invaded the area in search of lucrative work trimming the county's...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Adam VanCuren thought he was going crazy last Sunday.
He was about to file his 2014 federal tax return but his online tax software, TurboTax, was telling him he'd already filed it a week earlier.
"I had to really think hard and remember if I already...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Experts have put urban violence under the microscope. You might call it the sociology of dead kids.
There's a lot less here than meets the eye, or so it seemed when I read about a new study by researchers at Yale called "Tragic, but not random: The...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:31 PM
If you've ever heard the sound of a broom on a shop floor, sweeping up right before closing time, you would have heard it in the raspy voice of Cook County Associate Judge Luciano Panici reading his decision in the Wrana case.
It wasn't crumbs or dust...