| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Rachel Mellon, 13, disappeared from her home in a quiet subdivision in southwest suburban Bolingbrook on Jan. 31, 1996. She shared the home with her mother, stepfather and two half-siblings.
Rachel disappeared during a dangerous cold spell -- it was a...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Harvey M. Robinson, 19, was convicted last night of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Allentown women and a teen-age girl.
A Lehigh County jury will have to decide whether to sentence Robinson to death or life imprisonment for...
| May 22, 2012
Storing or transporting gas
As those portable generators are getting cranked up, you might find yourself transporting and storing gasoline.
•Don't even think about siphoning gas with your mouth. Fumes can damage your lungs, and ingesting gas can...
| Jul 29, 2010
On an overcast Saturday morning, Christopher Nyerges — the head of Eagle Rock's School of Self-Reliance — gingerly skirts a feral clump of bright green weeds.
"Always watch where you're stepping 'cause you might be stepping on our lunch,"...
| Nov 11, 2010
The long narrow plate arrived at her table, and, like any good food blogger, Shauna James Ahern paused to take it all in: roasted red piquillo peppers — plump with a lentil stuffing — alongside graceful strands of quick-pickled green beans and...
| May 30, 2011
First GOP Texas governor since Reconstruction
Bill Clements, 94, a two-term Texas governor who in 1979 became the first Republican elected governor in the state since Reconstruction, died Sunday at a Dallas-area hospital, Lt. Gov. David...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Aug 13, 2010
Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, a World War II bomber pilot who isolated the measles virus, setting the stage for development of the vaccine that freed the world from the deadly scourge, died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 89.
| Jul 27, 2010
Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, a two-time world champion of the billiards sport known as snooker who galvanized the game with his wild antics and quick play, was found dead Saturday at his home in Belfast, Ireland. He was 61.
Despite being diagnosed with...
| Oct 23, 2010
James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis...
| Nov 4, 2010
Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64.
Johnson, a Palm Springs...