| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Armed with a bottle of water and a baseball cap, Father Richard Estrada made his way slowly to the border in the scorching heat. After a half-hour of hiking up a steep dirt trail, he reached the massive steel fence and bowed his head to pray for the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Carolina Begglo looked like a sleeping princess as she lay on her back, her long, dark hair billowing around her while 10 inches of water cradled her body and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts kept her from sinking.
Begglo, 31, is a new convert to an old form...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:47 PM
A Palm Beach County man who posed as a doctor specializing in stem cell therapy injections to treat sports injuries received a one-year jail sentence Thursday.
In a deal with the State Attorney's Office, Jon Rubenstein, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:01 PM
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maryland Transit Administration on behalf of thousands of riders with disabilities, alleging the agency's federally mandated paratransit service is woefully unreliable and inaccessible.
| Jan 24, 2015
Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do.
It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:15 AM
When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama.
But this won't be a Jurowski...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said Monday that its new, all-pill hepatitis C combo treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries.
The company said the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the combination...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Randy Hillard was supposed to be dead by now.
In 2010, the Michigan State University psychiatry professor was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer and given less than a year to live. He started wondering how he could die in the most comfortable...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:09 PM
Old lives matter, even in our throwaway culture, in the country that John Wrana risked his life to protect so many years ago.
And so, the life of John Wrana mattered too.
You'd think that if such a life was ended, with a shotgun and beanbag rounds...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve?
ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:43 AM
The Honda Classic, which is Feb. 26-March 1 on the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, announced Tuesday that Phil Mickelson will play in the PGA Tour event for the second consecutive year.
Mickelson, 44, who missed the...