| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters.
Nixon's curfew announcement came after...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:30 PM
From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows.
Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Garth Brooks took to ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday to announce a new … announcement.
The country superstar teased a news conference he’s holding in Rosemont, Ill., on Thursday, where he will reveal more...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In the late afternoon of Sept. 5, celebrities, researchers and others interested in fighting for our health merged at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the fourth biennial fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer - an event that executive producer Gwyneth...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hollywood's first couple, married in France over the weekend following a two-year engagement, ending nearly a decade of fevered tabloid speculation over whether "Brangelina" would ever tie the knot.
Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Like scores of adolescent boys who grew up in the 1960s, the Cowsill brothers wanted to be like the Beatles.
But after developing their musical abilities, gaining popularity and a legendary music executive's attention, they ended up being more like a...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
But costs in the trillions and environmental...
| Dec 12, 2013
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It’s worth recognizing that “Hours” was scheduled for release Friday well before the shocking death of its star, Paul Walker, on Nov. 30. The film isn’t cashing in on tragedy; it’s merely an example of a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:30 AM
It seemed like the right place to meet: the Polo Lounge, home of the power lunch for Hollywood's elite. But when Paul Walker and first-time director Eric Heisserer showed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel haunt in 2011, they quickly felt out of place among...