| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.
He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:56 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the lingering mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing involves the grisly triple slaying that preceded it.
On the night of Sept. 11, 2011, three men had their throats slashed in the quiet suburb of Waltham, Mass. One victim...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
A 58-year-old Elmhurst man has been charged with felony disorderly conduct after he allegedly posted comments on a local news website indicating he would blow up Elmhurst's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Glenn Schumacher, of the 500 block of S....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
On April 15, 2013, four south suburban runners, friends and training partners, started running toward Boylston Street, the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They stopped just half a mile short of their goal, after two bombings near the finish line...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Sarah Buerger was only a half-mile from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when everyone stopped.
She was carrying a phone and after a few minutes of confusion she started getting a stream of texts asking if she was OK. She soon heard rumors of...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Boston Marathon finish line has eluded JoAnn Cassell twice. But not this time, she says.
She plans to kiss the ground this year when her shoes finally meet the pavement at the end of the race.
And then, she'll put a flower down at the spot where a...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Maria Schreiber decided to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few hours after hearing the explosions near the finish line of last year's race and watching gray smoke fill the streets.
After calling her husband and texting her father — "bomb...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like.
Since gracefully handing...
| May 25, 2014
James Comey became FBI director last year, at a time when Osama bin Laden was dead, terrorism at home was on the decline and the United States was shrinking its inflammatory presence in the Muslim world. So naturally, he says the danger is way worse...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon terrorism case are quarreling over whether alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should remain in near-total jail lockdown before his trial begins this fall.
At the government's request, "special...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Last week the state of Oklahoma "botched" an execution.
Botched is the accepted term in the media coverage, despite the fact Clayton Lockett was executed. He just died badly, suffering for 43 minutes until he eventually had a heart attack.