| May 26, 2010
Disgraced Ohio congressman
Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his...
| May 11, 2010
| 7:19 PM
University of Illinois officials have chosen Michael Hogan, the University of Connecticut president, as the school's next president, picking a historian who has long ties to the Midwest and public education.
Hogan, 66, will be on the UIC campus Wednesday...
| Apr 27, 2010
W. Willard Wirtz, the former U.S. Labor secretary who was the last surviving member of President John F. Kennedy's cabinet and who broke publicly with President Lyndon B. Johnson over Vietnam, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Washington, his...
| Sep 5, 2010
Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86.
| Apr 10, 2010
George Nissen, who as a teenage gymnast was inspired to invent the modern trampoline after watching trapeze artists bounce off a safety net, has died. He was 96.
Nissen died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 2:18 PM
Many studies over the years have linked video games to violent behavior, poor eye sight, and childhood obesity. Perhaps you can now add rotten teeth to the mix.
The University of Iowa conducted a study, on children between the age of 12 and 16. It...
| Sep 24, 2010
Nipple piercings may be eye-catching, but women who have them are at much higher risk for developing painful, recurrent breast abscesses, a new study reports.
The abscesses—pus-filled infections surrounded by swollen, inflamed tissue under the...
| May 26, 2010
| 6:22 PM
Allison Amend is the author of 2008's "Things That Pass For Love" and, recently, "Stations West." The Chicago native has lived around the world where she picked up a spare language or two, dropped out of Stanford three times (though she managed to...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 9:46 AM
IOWA CITY, IA -- A University of Iowa football player somehow walked away from a horrific crash that was all caught on video.
Offensive lineman Josh Koeppel was riding his moped in downtown Iowa City on Monday when he was hit by a pick-up truck.
| Sep 12, 2010
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.
Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
| Sep 17, 2010
For more than a decade, Cheryl Clark has lived with the chronic pain that accompanies fibromyalgia. After years of suffering with severe flulike aches and pains, she finally found some relief — but it didn't come from a pill or a shot. It came...