| May 16, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Kansas last week became the fifth state in the nation to adopt The Adam Walsh Act, named after the murdered son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh. The new law aims to crack down on sex offenders, and officials say that they hope that it helps...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:51 PM
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Once the stomping ground of grizzled gold miners, gun-slinging gamblers and men fueled by six-chambered justice, this place is now home to a wholly different breed.
On a recent Friday night, the downtown crawled with, of all...
| May 30, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A $2 million bond was set today for a 32-year old man accused of fatally stabbing his father over the weekend in the hallway of a Westmont extended-stay hotel.
William V. Clifford is charged with the first-degree murder of William Clifford, 63, of...
| Jul 31, 2009
| 1:21 PM
May 27, 1944: Born in Willimantic, the fifth of six children, to Sen. Thomas J. and Grace Murphy Dodd.
1966-68: Serves in Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.
1968: Graduates Providence College.
1969-1975: Serves in the Army Reserve.
| Aug 2, 2009
ANTELOPE ISLAND, Utah -- "How do you move a 2,000-pound bison?" a rider on a horse next to me asked. The punch line to this joke: "You don't." Buffaloes don't herd easily. If pushed too fast, they lower their heads and charge at anyone dumb enough to...
| Jun 22, 2008
When pondering the West -- that unwieldy stretch of U.S. soil from Texas to the Pacific Northwest -- travelers tend to flash on archetypes -- the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hollywood, Monument Valley, Vegas, the Alamo,...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 9:08 PM
If you grew up female in the second half of the 20th century in the United States, you might hold these "truths" about children's literature to be self-evident:
•Nancy Drew commanded a certain loyalty from readers, but we all knew that real-life...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 10:04 AM
"Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre"
By Heather Cox Richardson
Basic Books, 392 pages, $28.95
Heather Cox Richardson’s superb new book should come labeled: Warning! Reading the contents may lead to depression.
| Oct 14, 2009
Billi Gordon is 6 feet 1 and weighed 701 pounds when he was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last month. Offering directions to his room, he couldn't resist adding, "I will be the large black man in the hospital bed."
For most of his adult life,...
| Feb 22, 2010
Illinois regulators revoked the license of one Chicago emergency medical technician in 2000 after she repeatedly failed to provide proper care to patients in need. When they discovered she had lied to get a new license, regulators took it away again...
| Dec 10, 2006
Savvy sellers take note: It's all about pricing, pricing, pricing. Not last year's. Last month's.
That's the word from sellers and agents across Southern California facing the realities of this fall's buyer's market.
"Pricing is critical," said Sean...