| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:25 AM
USC on Friday announced a series of significant new security measures after a graduate student from China was fatally beaten near the campus last month.
The university said in a statement Friday it was increasing security staffing in and around the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A South Side man was held without bail today for a Friday morning attempted sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The woman was walking to work around 8:40 a.m. when she noticed Lemar...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:23 PM
It was a commendable decision — and more unnerving than risky — for Emory University to accept into its hospital two Americans who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while doing humanitarian work in Africa. The arrival of the first patient on...
| Jul 23, 2014
I know I'm not the only parent counting down the days until school starts again. As wonderful as summer is, can we all admit that having a more regimented schedule is a huge relief? Read More #FamilyCarAdvice While we may......
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Administrators put a high school teacher in Ohio on paid administrative leave after he posted a racist rant about trick-or-treaters on Facebook.
This is the same teacher who is also accused of choking a student, throwing a chair in the classroom,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed.
The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.
The Democratic governor, a gun...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A Facebook picture of a 6-month-old smiling with a rifle resting across her lap has gone viral — prompting furious debate over seemingly everything from parents' rights to gun rights to the right to post the image online.
Here's the story behind...
| Jan 16, 2014
Re “Growing up in prison,” Opinion, Jan. 13
Although I think that Edel Gonzalez should no longer be considered a threat to public safety, that sentiment is based on his not being the triggerman in the crime he was convicted of two decades...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:32 PM
SANFORD - George Zimmerman has no job, no home, no income but spends $100 a month on vacations and $200 a month on psychological counseling, according to a financial affidavit he recently filed in his divorce case.
Zimmerman, 30, is the former...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:06 PM
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was slain last year in a confrontation that touched off a national debate about race and guns.
The jury of...