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  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

    College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: A PAC-12 All-Freshman selection a season ago, Mills was the Trojans’ lone All-PAC-12 first-team selection...
  • In San Antonio, remembering (and rethinking) the Alamo

    In San Antonio, remembering (and rethinking) the Alamo
    The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it's about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands across the street from an unholy row of Ripley's and Guinness tourist...
  • Abu Dhabi: YouTube Comic Puts on a Good 'Show'

    After graduating from the U. of Texas at Austin, Fahad Albutairi in 2010 launched his "La Yekthar Show," which loosely translates as "Zip it," on YouTube. It has since evolved from ad-libbed monologues to scripted episodes that now score an average of...
  • Texas candidate shows tea party's strength in the state

    Texas candidate shows tea party's strength in the state
    Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide. He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
  • FSU uses drop in polls as motivation

    FSU uses drop in polls as motivation
    You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there. Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
  • Schools add yoga to help students unwind

    Schools add yoga to help students unwind
    Outside the dance studio at Edgewater High School, tests and homework await. Inside, all is calm. Twenty teenagers sit with eyes closed and legs crossed on yoga mats. "Nice tall spines, girls and boys. Clear your mind. Focus on your breath," teacher...
  • T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies

    T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies
    T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school. Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
  • In memo, Roger Goodell outlines actions taken against domestic violence, sexual assault

    In memo, Roger Goodell outlines actions taken against domestic violence, sexual assault
    In a memo sent Thursday night from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to all NFL chief executives and team presidents, the league's top executive outlined efforts taken against domestic violence and sexual assault. The memo includes notes on Goodell and...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...