| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans' wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality — the gap between the top and everyone else — was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed. But wait....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
What a week for celebrity marriage.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got secretly hitched in France on Saturday. Neil and Pegi Young are divorcing after more than three decades. And Beyonce and Jay Z's Video Music Awards appearance on Sunday confirmed they'...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
Though sales paid for in bitcoin so far at...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:06 AM
It's hard to imagine what the National Rifle Association thought they'd gain by turning Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts into a paper doll with a feather duster.
"They seem to think real moms and real women just cook, clean and use rotary...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Israel Cruz drives his cluttered Mazda through the palm-lined avenues of Panorama City, a stack of maps at his side and a hurried sweat on his brow.
The 30-year-old in Ray-Bans and brown moccasins is scanning for "lost lots," small slices of city land...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently.
Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A tough new federal rule should help stem the import into the U.S. of dogs from overseas puppy mills. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the rule, which prohibits dogs being imported into the U.S. from foreign countries for resale unless they are...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Eliza Harris rarely sees other bicyclists as she pedals to her job in downtown Orlando, especially during the hot, humid, rainy summer months.
Though she only occasionally has a rude motorist buzz too close or honk a horn for no reason, recent studies...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has an excellent summer program with far better options than other government and privately operated camps in the region. Nonetheless, there are missed opportunities where the department can provide an...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:59 AM
For many families, clothing represents the largest share of back-to-school expenses each year. The amount of money that goes into a new school wardrobe paired with the reality that kids tend to be careless about their stained clothing can be daunting, but...