| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:50 AM
SOUTH BEND — The man who wore jersey No. 13 for three seasons to never forget the tragedy his hometown transcended will put away that symbol of strength — and football — for good.
Senior outside linebacker Danny Spond, in an...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly announcedSaturday that senior starting outside linebacker Danny Spond has told the team he is giving up football because of medical reasons.
Kelly said that the Spond family would release a statement about the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Carol Bauer was squeamish about needles when she took over the job of organizing the Village of Lombard's blood drives, but decided she couldn't ask others to donate blood if she was not willing to do it herself.
Twenty years later, and with more than...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:19 PM
About 70 anti-foreclosure activists gathered Saturday afternoon outside the San Marino home of Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer Tim Sloan, testing a city law against political protest in residential areas that was enacted after a previous demonstration...
| Jul 24, 2013
Re "Aurora, one year later," July 20
One counter-protester near a ceremony in Aurora, Colo., carried a sign reading "No atrocity/crime trumps my gun rights."
Perhaps I am naive to think that the person carrying that sign might reevaluate his or her...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:17 PM
AURORA, Colo. -- In a somber ceremony Friday -- just hours from the one-year anniversary of the exact moment a gunman opened fire in a nearby theater -- family and friends of those lost in the massacre begged for the end of gun violence in this country....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:52 AM
DENVER (AP) — The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony.
The state's latest batch of gun control laws —...
| Apr 18, 2013
As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Local law enforcement agencies descended on Cal State Northridge on Thursday for active-shooter training, unaware they would be primarily dealing with deaf students. “CSUN has the largest hearing-impaired student population on the West Coast,”...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:54 PM
California Democrats forcefully rejected the National Rifle Assn.'s call for a massive deployment of armed guards to the nation's schools in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
In a time of tragedy or disaster, many people reflexively reach for their wallets to help. This instinct reflects our best nature.
But as the contributions flow in, there is the inevitable challenge of how to manage and spend the funds wisely. That is...