| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software.
Recently, the Redmond, Wash., tech company unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and released it to developers. Among the new features is...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Andy Serkis was born in London, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy is the acclaimed motion capture actor who portrayed Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He also went ape in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance.
The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs.
But this being Easter Sunday, they got up at 4 a.m. and drove through the darkness and the drizzle to find their seats, along...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Jesus Christ is everywhere during Holy Week, but one Orlando woman thought she was going crazy when she saw his image in the bark of a dead tree in her front yard.
"It's Treesus," the homeowner, Kim, said on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. "I find it...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Lady Gaga has been to Table Fifty-Two so many times, she apparently has a favorite table.
The pop star had brunch Sunday at the Near North neighborhood restaurant. And as is tradition for her, she sat on the second floor.
“She was upstairs at...
| Apr 15, 2014
Q: When I boil eggs I get variable results, sometime the shells are easy to remove other times they stick tightly to the whites. Is there a trick? I would like this year's colored Easter eggs to be easy to shell.
--Andrew Maselli, Chicago
| May 12, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Bike riders with the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning, as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial....
| May 1, 2014
| 5:04 PM
KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...
| Apr 20, 2014
I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:29 PM
U.S. shoppers sat on their wallets in April despite the lure of warm spring weather and the late Easter holiday, leaving retail sales stagnant as other economic indicators improved.
A gauge of retail sales ticked up 0.1% last month from the month...