| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:04 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
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...