| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Before Linkin Park's latest album was born, a different Linkin Park album died.
It happened not long after Mike Shinoda, the Los Angeles band's creative mastermind, began building songs for the follow-up to 2012's "Living Things." Like that record,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Q. I've been looking to get a better job and can't figure out how anyone gets hired these days. I send my resume into the technical black hole of computer websites and never hear back from a human being. How can you get a new job when you can't even...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:07 AM
A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 60 bobcats and gray foxes for their pelts, snaring them in traps he set over 900 square miles in two counties, officials said.
Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland, south of Sacramento, was...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Louis J. "Jack" Foudos, former owner of a cleaning and dyeing concern who played a pivotal role in the founding of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, died May 21 of complications from cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 77.
The son of...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:39 PM
In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
| Jun 28, 2014
Johann Breyer appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom recently to face accusations that he assisted in the murder of thousands of Jews as a guard at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. He has been charged by German authorities with 158 counts of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:20 PM
"Doc, it's Pete Davis. My brother, Jim, shot himself straight through his right shoe. We've been deer hunting. He's bleeding bad."
My dad, Milton Pepper, a country doctor in Salt Lake City, told Pete to bring his brother to our home immediately. Dad had...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:02 AM
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor.
But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Over the last two decades, the conservancy that owns nine-tenths of this island has shot, trapped and shipped out thousands of goats, pigs and bison that were literally eating away the island.
Today, three female goats and a single shaggy pig remain...