| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:28 PM
With snow flurries and subfreezing temperatures in the weekend forecast, about 150,000 homes and businesses in the Philadelphia region on Saturday were still waiting for power to be restored.
On Twitter, residents griped about downed power lines that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With the ground-breaking 9½-hour "Shoah" and similar documentaries to his credit, it would be understandable if filmmaker Claude Lanzmann felt he'd spent enough time dealing with the Holocaust. But the opposite is true, with a vengeance.
At age 87...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Firefighters battling the Colby fire burning near Glendora, northeast of Los Angeles, made headway Thursday afternoon, stopping the march of the fire toward hillside homes. Fire officials announced at their 4:30 p.m. briefing that the fire is 30%...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The tea had just arrived when "all hell broke loose." It was as though someone picked up Canter's Deli and dropped it. Silverware, napkins and hot tea flew off Christopher Ducra's table and the restaurant went black before yellow emergency lights...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lawmakers in the Central African Republic on Monday elected the country's first female leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim president to take on the daunting job of halting sectarian killings, stabilizing a paralyzed...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
North Korea on Friday called for a resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War. The seemingly conciliatory gesture increases the stakes for South Korea if it goes ahead with planned war games with the United States next month, which...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PASO ROBLES, Calif. — The host was a good cook, famous for his mashed potatoes. No — not potatoes. Beans. Baked beans. That was it. Brooke Mayo held a finger to her cheek. "Old age is getting to me," she said at last.
The images of that...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
BEIRUT -- Rebels in Syria seized the headquarters of an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in the city of Aleppo on Wednesday, one day after attempts were made to broker a cease-fire among opposition groups in the northern part of the country.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent.
Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too.
In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Seven members of a Hemet family lost their home and all their Christmas presents when lights on their dry Christmas tree sparked a fire, according to a report in the Riverside Press Enterprise.
The family was being housed Monday in a hotel by the Red...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:31 AM
A wildfire raging in the Big Sur area has grown to 917 acres, but more than 1,000 firefighters on scene have the blaze 79% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.
Crews, struggling with difficult terrain, had managed to increase containment...