| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Arsenic is one dangerous pollutant that can occur naturally (though it also can be a byproduct of pesticide use or certain kinds of mining), usually ingested via water. In Nepal and other impoverished areas of Asia where arsenic levels are high, low-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
A little over a year ago, Groupon Inc. was facing a grim outlook over its long-term viability.
The company's profit was less than stellar. It faced growing competition from other companies offering deals on restaurants, retail stores and gyms. And...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:10 AM
"The Wolverine" marks Hugh Jackman's sixth movie appearance as the clawed antihero of the same name, and film critics agree the 44-year-old actor has maintained his edge. But while many reviewers are commending Jackman for bringing depth to the character,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:46 PM
"The Conjuring" looks to cast a spell over audiences this weekend, with our own box-office reporter Amy Kaufman estimating the film with a $20-million budget may open to more than $30 million in ticket sales. It joins other recent return-on-investment...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:44 AM
An Indiana doctor is suspected of killing four people in retaliation for his dismissal from a Nebraska medical school residency more than a decade ago.
Anthony Garcia, 40, will face charges in the May slayings of Creighton University pathology professor...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Leonard Garment, a lawyer who was a friend and advisor to President Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to destroy tape recordings of his conversations, has died. He was 89.
Garment, who had been ill, died Saturday at his New...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Peaceful but frustrated, demonstrators across the country gathered as the nation continued to react Sunday to a Florida jury's not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In New York, not...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis said Monday that he considers the single-season home run record to be Roger Maris' 61, rather than the official mark of 73 set by Barry Bonds.
Davis is on pace to hit 62 this year. How convenient.
Actually, he was...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The law was inevitable, but in the end, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't hold out for more limits.
On Tuesday -- backed by 77-31 and 41-17 votes by Illinois' House of Representatives and its Senate -- lawmakers overrode a Quinn veto to end the state's ban on...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Tribune Co. is getting out of the faltering newspaper business, but probably not the way it hoped.
The media giant announced Wednesday that it will spin off its publishing unit into a separate company, a maneuver that's likely to delay a long-expected...