| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years.
In a last-minute compromise reached...
| Sep 1, 2014
A story Saturday about food safety violations at a Shanghai processing plant owned by a subsidiary of Aurora-based OSI Group incorrectly attributed some information to OSI instead of a Shanghai law enforcement website, which said the six employees were...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:10 AM
To the editor: As an expat who lived in Australia for 12 years, I remember the civic duty and pride that marked elections in that country. And if you chose not to vote, the fine was minimal but could result in a much larger fine, plus court costs. (Re...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The winner of Pennsylvania Lottery's fifth largest prize and its first jackpot ticket sold in the Mega Millions game has come forward to claim an $86.7 million jackpot from the May 20 drawing.
Carl Szott of Pittsburgh received a ceremonial check for...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Baltimore's first casino could have risen more than a dozen years ago on the faded industrial stretch that is now posh Harbor East. Or more controversially, slot machines could have made their city debut in the family-oriented Inner Harbor or at Pimlico...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The Sports Xchange
Storm land top spot in draft
For the first time since 2002, the Seattle Storm will have the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft.
The Storm won the draft lottery Thursday for the top pick next April. The Tulsa Shock were slotted in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:45 PM
It's one of the worst ideas we've heard in a long time: Last week, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission floated a plan to offer cash prizes as an incentive to get Angelenos to vote in local elections. Sheer desperation, as far as we can tell, led the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:08 PM
A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township.
Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Here's Nathan Hochman's get-out-the-vote message: Fill in a ballot and you could win thousands! In a city where nearly 80% of the electorate chose not to vote in the last mayoral election, does he have your attention? Hochman, the head of the Los...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:11 AM
A Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million was sold in Lehigh County, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The ticket from the Friday, Aug. 22 drawing was sold at Bandit Truck Plaza, 2277 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.
The winning ticket...