| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more.
Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play.
Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
About 150 police and volunteers combed a one-block area in Gary today in an effort to find any additional evidence related to Sunday’s fatal shooting of Gary Police Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, as officials announced a $10,000 reward in the case....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The American Library Assn.'s Carnegie Medals were presented in Las Vegas on Sunday. Donna Tartt took the fiction prize for her novel "The Goldfinch," and Doris Kearns Goodwin was awarded the nonficiton prize for "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The Burbank Unified school district plans to spend more than $5 million in deferred maintenance funds to paint walls, replace floors and tackle other projects during the 2014-15 fiscal year in a move to free-up bond funds for new facility upgrades.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A scrap of childhood doggerel has become only a memory of a memory by now. They say that's the way the little gray cells record and re-record memories, taping over the previous one and changing it here and there each time it's rehearsed.
By now that...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In the spring of 1920, it seemed to dawn on President Woodrow Wilson that his debilitating stroke months earlier had not only hurt him politically. It had also harmed the country.
He confided in his close friend, the White House physician, Cary T....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The neo-conservative commentator, Robert Kagan, co-founder in 1997 of the Project for a New American Century, and after that institution crashed amidst the ruins of Iraq, founder of its 2009 successor, the Foreign Policy Initiative, is continuing his...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...