| Oct 10, 2014
Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his father's decline and eventual death. Atmaram Gawande was in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Rookie Devyn Marble is living a dream and a nightmare all at once.
He's wearing an NBA jersey for the Magic, an opportunity the second-rounder solidified with his play in summer league.
He scored 13 points in his preseason debut Tuesday night, eight...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Freddie Mae Pearman did not choose easy jobs. For more than a decade, the single mother worked at the Center for Drug-Free Living, counseling drug and alcohol abusers.
Later, she worked at Cherokee School with children who were severely emotionally...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:29 PM
WETHERSFIELD -- Asbestos removal costs for the high school renovation project continue to climb, as workers keep discovering more of the hazardous material in the building.
The town council this week approved an additional $380,000 for monitoring and...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest.
But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished.
The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A daughter and the widow of Chuck Smith -- the founder of the worldwide Calvary Chapel movement -- have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.
| Aug 8, 2014
I saw on Fox News that a Florida jury awarded the widow of a man who died of lung cancer $23.6 billion — yes, billion. That staggers the imagination. Did the tobacco company force him to smoke?
Why not sue the FTC for allowing the manufacture of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A daughter and the widow of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa founder Chuck Smith have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.
Smith died last year at age 86 after...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Pink may not sound like a particularly masculine color, but in October, a lot of police officers in Leesburg plan to be wearing just that.
Their goal isn’t to make a statement about fashion, though. The Leesburg Police Department wants to raise...
| Sep 21, 2014
Debbie Weiss had two options before her when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012; give in emotionally and physically or fight back. She chose the latter.
These days, her life is as much about fighting the disease as it is about spreading...