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  • Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94

    LOS ANGELES When Stan Irwin was a struggling young comedian in New York, someone told him he should try out his act in Las Vegas. "Where's that?" Irwin replied. No matter: He signed on for an 11-day gig at a place called Club Bingo and stayed in town...
  • Noah Smith: Democracy is the best ingredient for economic growth

    As China and Russia have surged in power during the past 15 years, more and more people have started to wonder if democracy is really the best economic system. For example, consider Hungarian President Viktor Orban's comments last July: The global...
  • Celia Rivenbark: This college scholarship is a little too sweet for comfort

    Like many parents of high school seniors, Duh Hubby and I have been poring over financial aid forms and grappling with the FAFSA, the Big Form You Gotta Fill Out to see if your kid can get federal financial aid for college. Stop me if I'm going too fast...
  • The rise of the avocado, America's new favorite fruit

    America is in love with avocados. The country's appetite for the creamy versatile fruit (yes, avocados are fruit) has grown just about every year for the past 15 years, according to data from the Hass Avocado Board, invading kitchens and menus across...
  • Women of child-bearing age commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, CDC says

    MILWAUKEE Narcotic painkillers which can cause birth defects commonly were prescribed for women of reproductive age, according to new data presented Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research, which looked at the...
  • Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'

    Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'
    Rachel Marie LaPorte is performing in what she calls “a perfect piece of musical theatre.” And she’s doing so in a place she wants to be. For the next several weeks, the Oak Forest native is set to play the role of Consuela in...
  • Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Seattle hospital

    SEATTLE An outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated medical scopes infected at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle between 2012 and 2014, new reports show. Eleven of those patients died, but it's not clear...
  • Christie hammers home message, nails down support of Home Depot cofounder

    TRENTON, N.J. As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nears a decision on whether to run for president, he faces a likely crowded Republican primary field and competition for wealthy donors. One billionaire, however, has made his allegiance to Christie clear....
  • Three-Part Coney Island 'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

    Three-Part Coney Island  'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways
    The Coney Island satellite exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, a three-part presentation — "Skeeball" — has a poignant feel, lamenting the passage of time at and chronicling the deterioration of the legendary New York playland. Fred Kahl's...
  • Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm

    Review: 'Unbecoming' by Rebecca Scherm
    By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief. Yearning for a sense of belonging, Grace is a thief, not just of beautiful...
  • Did you know you can buy artichoke water?

    Did you know you can buy artichoke water?
    In between the countless aisles of gluten-free and vegan products, Hello Kitty marshmallows and chocolates at the recent Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, there was Arty water. Just when you think you've seen and tasted it all, a company decides to...