| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Santa's elves received the email this week as their boss loaded his sleigh. The message was so ominous, no subject line was needed:
"We, the Guardians of Christmas Present (GOCP) have successfully hacked Santa's gift list. We are aware of who's been...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The artist William Wegman is probably best known for his photographs of Weimaraners. For decades now he has been able to coax his pet dogs to pose stoically before his lens, offering a steady, curious, tolerant gaze to the camera despite the oddball...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Gasoline prices are on the verge of crashing down to below $2 a gallon. The price of oil may dip below $50 a barrel.
Even with renewed demand from a global economic resurgence, energy prices continue to fall. The U.S. has suddenly become the world's...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:27 AM
A photo of Sarah Palin's 6-year-old son, Trig, standing on the family dog has sparked criticism and animal abuse accusations against the one-time Republican vice presidential nominee.
More than 68,500 people liked the Facebook photo, which also...
| Sep 15, 2014
It's hard to say what would suddenly drive a man to threaten his roommates with a gun. Or cause him to threaten to shoot himself. Or to shout at responding officers, with weapon in hand, "Just do it."
But those suicidal actions last week led to the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"AS A matter of fact, the public, the public hates to 'recognize' what is familiar. It hates to be disturbed. It is shocked by surprises. The worst that can happen to a work of art is to have no fault found in it, so that its author is not obliged to take...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When it comes to weather, colors and overall atmosphere, Octobers in our Midwest have it all — topped off at the end with the magic of Halloween. I say magic, because I am convinced that’s what has made Halloween our nation’s second most...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:51 PM
A novel unity ticket featuring independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott has defeated Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska in an election so excruciatingly close that its outcome was not known until 10 days after the polls closed.
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Alaska's Republican Governor Sean Parnell conceded defeat on Saturday more than a week after a closely contested election, saying it was in the state's best interest to move forward with an orderly transition to challenger Bill Walker.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, a Democrat, hasn't shied away from politics in the two years he's been in office. He has taken sides, issued endorsements, and appeared at political events in uniform.
That can be a controversial issue in some locales....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Break out the Hershey's bars and nylons: The war on women is over!
Yes indeed, folks, the hostile aggression against 51 percent of the population by that pseudo-cabal of old men, Supreme Court justices (who are old men,) and women who can no longer...