| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay -- "Why I hope to die at 75"-- 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, "We are no longer remembered as...
| Sep 26, 2014
There's not a whole lot of sisterhood on display in the pages of "The News Sorority," Sheila Weller's exhaustive — and somewhat exhausting — chronicle of the careers of broadcast superstars Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour....
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Joni Ernst's feat this week was one that many thought was impossible: a Republican victory in a blue state that Obama won twice, and the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa. Not only did Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat, she clobbered her...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:17 PM
One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided.
Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mike Lebovitz's name has helped define the stand-up comedy scene in Chicago.
Since 2007, the comic's energy and unbelievably offbeat style has etched its way into audiences minds. And unlike so many grinding away here, he knows making an impact is tough...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun.
So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republicans have done a better job this election season of averting the primary battles that have split the party in past years and dashed its chances for winning control of the Senate.
Except in Louisiana.
The state's open primary arrives on election...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Anchorage prosecutors declined to file criminal charges over a bloody, booze-fueled brawl involving the family of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said on Thursday as they released a report describing the melee.