| Sep 23, 2012
"A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing."
Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Warning of a possible disaster if something isn't done soon, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is pushing lawmakers to make it easier for wildlife officials to cull Canada geese and other birds near New York City airports, where two jet-bird...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Pasadena police will deploy local officers on brief overseas assignments to support federal drug trafficking suppression and other efforts.
William Brownfield, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:39 PM
LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony.
In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to steadily strengthen over the weekend and draw perilously close to Jamaica as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday.
The system should remain well south of Florida, thanks to a ridge of high pressure keeping it on a...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Cat’s outta the bag! Rapper Snoop Dogg is now... a lion!?!
We haven’t been this confused since Prince turned his name into a symbol, and Puff Daddy turned to P. Diddy turned to Diddy!
Snoop’s 'reincarnation' happened after he went on a...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Tropical Storm Ernesto, forecast to intensify into a hurricane as it trots west across the Caribbean, may spare Jamaica from its most nasty weather on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence, which emerged in the far Eastern Atlantic on Saturday...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:53 AM
A slightly better organized Tropical Storm Ernesto moved toward Mexico on Sunday night, still well below hurricane strength.
It's forecast to next aim toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula or Belize, arriving late Tuesday still as a tropical storm.
At 5 a....
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Francena McCorory had a problem before the women’s Olympic 400 meters even started.
She drew the far-outside lane nine at Olympic Stadium, meaning she’d be “running blind” for much of the single-lap race, unable to see how she...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:10 PM
It wasn't the finish T'Erea Brown wanted — she finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles final Wednesday at Olympic Stadium.
It wasn't the start she wanted, either — running out of lane two, the innermost lane used on the nine-lane track.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:24 AM
LONDON — Dawn Harper probably smiled more on Tuesday as an Olympic silver medalist than she did as a champion four years ago at Beijing, when she was 24 and the 100-meter hurdle title landed in her lap after teammate Lolo Jones stumbled.