| Jul 13, 2011
Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast.
But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much.
For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 10:56 AM
The plains and prairies of Willa Cather's “My Antonia” and cities of Theodore Dreiser's “Sister Carrie” have come to define the Midwestern literary tradition, while “Little Egypt,” the triangular tip of southern...
| May 15, 2011
Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 8:07 AM
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.
I knew I was doomed. I’m not a big TV guy at all. I’ll pop on ESPN when I come home from work, sure. But outside of...
| May 15, 2011
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman.
After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
| May 21, 2011
| 6:50 PM
All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out.
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts.
These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
| May 4, 2011
| 1:24 PM
We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion.
Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 1:44 PM
NEW YORK -- Actor Josh Duhamel had to be removed from a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport after refusing to turn off his BlackBerry.
According to TMZ.com, the "Transformers" star was on board the Kentucky bound flight when he was asked to turn off...