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  • Three Game-Changing Female Producers Make Sure Passion-Driven Films Hit the Screen

    Perhaps the least interesting thing about Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker and Molly Smith is that these game-changing film financiers happen to be the scions of three of America's wealthiest families -- a status that's more Trivial Pursuit factoid than it is...
  • Voters held up in lines

    Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed. The GAO study surveyed...
  • War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]

    War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]
    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby? I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
  • Marriott hotel chain pushes the envelope on housekeeper tipping

    Marriott hotel chain pushes the envelope on housekeeper tipping
    Sonia Rosales pushes a cart laden with hundreds of pounds of soiled linen, shampoos and cleaning supplies through the JW Marriott hotel at L.A. Live, wrangling 20-pound inserts out of duvet covers, cleaning bathrooms and folding towels. The 45-year-...
  • Tests show Jahi McMath has brain activity, lawyer says

    An attorney for Jahi McMath said Thursday that new diagnostic tests indicate the girl deemed brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last December is showing evidence of brain activity. Chris Dolan held a news conference to disclose testing results that he...
  • Studying why some kids overcome obstacles, others can't

    Leoandra Onnie Rogers is an exceptional person because she lives beyond the confines of expectations. Rogers, the first in her family to attend college, has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of...
  • Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study

    Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study
    In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished. The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
  • Premiere Of 'Love and Money' To Highlight Westport Season

    Premiere Of 'Love and Money'  To Highlight Westport Season
    A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere. Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....
  • Practice of beheading not limited to Islamic State

    In 1623, just two years after Native Americans and Pilgrims dined together at the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrim commander Myles Standish decapitated an enemy Indian chieftain and impaled his head on a pike outside of the Plymouth fort. That's the part...
  • NFL's reach holds sponsors

    Corporate sponsors headed for the stadium exits after the racist rant by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Five months later, domestic violence scandals have rocked the National Football League, but major advertisers have opted merely...