| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
It might look like a slam dunk now.
After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages.
The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Since first teaming up to make music in 2012, Chancelor Bennett (a.k.a Chance the Rapper) and Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) have had an undeniable chemistry. While they aren't on the level of other famous rapper partnerships like Method Man &...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check.
It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000.
But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
The deaths of...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving.
At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Despite objections from many residents who packed council chambers Wednesday night, the Lake Forest Plan Commission gave initial approval to a proposal for a controversial Whole Foods development on the city’s west side.
While city officials tried...