| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old.
Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major victories,...
| Jan 16, 2014
Marlise Munoz is dead. Yet her body is in a hospital intensive care unit, maintained on a ventilator. Why?
The 33-year-old paramedic and mother of one from Fort Worth, Texas, apparently suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in her home Nov. 26. She was...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Public libraries in Illinois want to be just like Oprah — at least in one way.
They want to replicate the talk show host's success in turning some relatively unknown writers into best-selling authors through her book club.
The Soon to be...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Former Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse has thoughtfully addressed the naked pictures of him that leaked online over the weekend.
And here we thought it was mainly the girls who had problems with these kinds of photos. (We're looking at you, Vanessa...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Not even a frigid winter storm could deter some New Yorkers from their beloved Cronuts on Friday morning.
Over 100 people braved below-freezing temperatures to line up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery, home to the popular pastry, as early as 6:30 a.m....
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PASO ROBLES, Calif. — The host was a good cook, famous for his mashed potatoes. No — not potatoes. Beans. Baked beans. That was it. Brooke Mayo held a finger to her cheek. "Old age is getting to me," she said at last.
The images of that...
| Jan 6, 2014
Brain death needs a new name, some doctors and bioethicists say. Perhaps it should be called "death via cessation of brain function." Then, perhaps, the public might better understand that it's not just a serious coma or a severe brain injury or a...
| Jan 9, 2014
In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HONEY, IF you don't win the Oscar, I'll give you mine!" That's what Liza Minnelli, the hostess with the mostest, said to Matthew McConaughey at the luncheon she presided over at the Monkey Bar, early this week.
Liza was so blown away by "Dallas Buyers...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath may have succeeded in transferring the brain-dead teen from an Oakland hospital to undisclosed care facility, but medical experts say it's only a matter of time before not even machines can keep her blood flowing....