| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I recently paid a visit a friend at the Sacred Heart Senior Nursing Home in Upper Saucon. When I arrived, he was playing Wii with a fellow resident. They were playing bowling and my friend Martin Bayne was doing pretty well. He had a flawless style that...
| Jan 19, 2014
Chicago is no stranger to fire. Reborn after the flames of 1871, the city has had to deal with repeated tragedies. Here are some of the worst since 1900:
Dec. 30, 1903
More than 600 people, many of them children, were killed when...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Officials with homeless services in Glendale are preparing for a shakeup as they plan to switch their focus from supportive services and transitional programs to permanent housing.
The move comes as the city’s Continuum of Care, a coalition of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children.
"I never ask God that," she said. "Never."
She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
| Jan 6, 2014
Brain death needs a new name, some doctors and bioethicists say. Perhaps it should be called "death via cessation of brain function." Then, perhaps, the public might better understand that it's not just a serious coma or a severe brain injury or a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:10 AM
A federal magistrate is scheduled to mediate talks Friday between the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath and the Oakland hospital where the brain-dead girl continues to be kept on a ventilator per a court order.
Each side is slated to present its case to...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth.
Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
| Oct 10, 2013
Alexa Vega, now 25, obviously looks much different as a scantily clad badass in “Machete Kills” than she did 13 years ago when the film’s director Robert Rodriguez first started working with her on “Spy Kids.” Yet the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Alice E. Krupsaw, a retired federal worker who found joy in creative and artistic endeavors, died Dec. 16 of undetermined causes at the Milford Manor Nursing Home in Pikesville. She was 106.
Alice Ettlin was born in Washington, the oldest of three...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Last week, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle charges that the pharmaceutical marketed medications for unapproved purposes and rewarded doctors who inappropiately prescribed it to patients, risking...