| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
The mother of a girl accused of tormenting a Polk County 12-year-old in a high-profile cyber bullying-suicide case is now accused of beating up kids in a separate incident – an accusation Sheriff Grady Judd says demonstrates her poor parenting...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Less than a mile into her taxi ride, a woman opened the vehicle's glass divider and threatened the Yellow Cab driver with a box cutter, demanding "50 bucks." When he refused, she whipped out a hammer and took aim at his head.
“When she brought the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A man and his son have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping his ex-wife and forcing her to undergo an exorcism in Stockton.
Jose Magana-Farias, 42 and his son, Victor Farias, 20, arranged to meet with his ex-wife and mother of the son at a Wal-...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Gizzell Ford, 8, beamed with pride when she beat out dozens of older students earlier this year to win her school spelling bee.
The Chicago third-grader, who loved to write in her journal, was an excellent student who also appeared to have a family...
| Oct 20, 2013
One after another, teenage girls or their mothers approached their prominent West Side minister and accused the music director at his rapidly growing church of rape and molestation.
Instead of alerting police, Apostle John Abercrombie in three instances...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Stephen King opera had to happen. Many of his 56 novels have been made into movies and have spent time on bestseller lists, making King a king of pop culture accessibility — just what the opera world lusts after these days....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Mike Newell, whose eclectic career has ranged from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," has given us a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved bildungsroman "Great Expectations." It is skillfully made and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Deliberately paced but not so deliberately thought out, the horror entry "Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective.
Kelen Coleman sympathetically...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: If God loves everyone, then why won't everyone go to heaven when they die? It seems to me that if He really loved us, He'd overlook the bad things we've done and welcome us into heaven anyway. Or maybe He doesn't really love us. -- Z.N.
A: I want to...