| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Water may be scarce in the desert, but Las Vegas' arid environs won't stop the city from playing extreme with water. Since Memorial Day weekend, Wet ’n’ Wild — the only water theme park in Sin City to date — has opened its doors to...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal.
So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there.
His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Predicting the whims and quirks of Emmy voters isn't that hard. (For proof, see Exhibit A here. If that guy can do it, anyone can.) Still, Thursday's nominations produced a fair share of surprises and undoubtedly bruised a few egos. What's the fallout?...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:14 PM
It’s no secret that I haven’t been the biggest fan of “The Bachelorette” so far this season.
But guess who else is on my team? As it turns out: Chris Harrison.
“It’s a little slow, huh?” the host told me on...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
As much as I'd like to believe it — especially in these cases — the customer is not always right. In fact, sometimes the customer is downright dunderheaded, as I was in a couple of recent instances involving rental cars. Rookie mistakes both,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:11 PM
But for a few "don't you have anything better to write about" comments, my column about illegal fireworks being set off by amateurs has generated many more complaints about — illegal fireworks.
"How you could omit Highland Park from your article...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Wholesale prices in the U.S. grew last month, pushed up slightly by rising food and gas costs.
The producer price index – or changes in prices over time that U.S. producers can get for their goods -- climbed 0.5% in May compared to April, the...
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:08 PM
MAMMOTH LAKES -- This is only tangentially a sports story, but what passes for sports these days — the lockouts, the TV deals — could make you spit your teeth out, right?
Rest assured that we'll be talking about speed, agility and arguably...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
When "The Hangover Part III" opened with half as many ticket sales as its predecessor in May, it was clear American moviegoers had tired of the Wolf Pack.
But there was hope yet for Warner Bros. In the two years between the second and third "Hangover,"...