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  • A Jackson Pollock for 44 cents? New stamps celebrate the work of America's Abstract Expressionists

     
    Don't be surprised if you see a lot of artsy types in line at the post office on Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring the work of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson......
  • U.S. speedskater takes lead in world all-around championships

     
    With a surprising win in Saturday's 1,500 meters, speedskater Jonathan Kuck of Champaign, Ill., moved into the overall lead after three of the four races at the world all-around championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Kuck, 20, a University of...
  • Sparks select Georgia forward Angel Robinson with second-round pick

     
    Possibly looking to help fill the void left by the retirement of future Hall of Fame center Lisa Leslie, the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Angel Robinson, a 6-foot-5 forward from the University of Georgia, with their second-round pick (20th overall)......
  • Spring break into action

    Spring break into action
    Spring break -- the collegiate ritual, the parental horror show, the thriving industry -- is here. And given the varying schedules of our nation's college campuses, it will be with us, for better and for worse, through early April. Like an ineradicable...
  • In Iraq, bonding over tea and disco

    In Iraq, bonding over tea and disco
    They could be seen as the military odd couple. The Marine colonel is tall and lean. His parents fled Castro's Cuba for U.S. democracy. He talks in measured, confident tones. His expertise is in staff work: making bureaucratic organizations run smoothly....
  • Northern Illinois University shooting leaves 6 dead, 16 wounded

    A gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds. Then, still on stage, he...
  • Superfruits, super powers?

    Superfruits, super powers?
    Want a taste of the tropics? Forget the plane ticket. Go to the grocery store and take your pick: acai sorbet, mangosteen iced tea, pomegranate granola, noni smoothies, yogurt-covered dried goji berries and more. Fruits from faraway lands have been...
  • Artist of Obama as Joker is unmasked

    Artist of Obama as Joker is unmasked
    When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "The Dark Knight" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was: Who is behind the image? Was it an ultra-conservative grass-roots group or a...
  • From Bronx poverty to Ivy League

    WASHINGTON -- For a teenager from a Puerto Rican family struggling upward from the public housing projects of the Bronx, Princeton University in 1972 was a foreign land. "I felt isolated from all I had ever known," she said later, and the low grade she...
  • Hermien Lee dies at 92; no-nonsense nutritionist to the stars

    Hermien M. Lee, a Beverly Hills nutritionist who taught her no-nonsense approach to eating right to a variety of stars including Ann-Margret, Joan Lunden, Suzanne Somers and Robert Wagner, has died. She was 92. Lee died of heart failure June 18 in...
  • Antidepressants linked to major personality changes

    Antidepressants linked to major personality changes
    Antidepressant medications taken by roughly 7% of American adults cause profound personality changes in many patients with depression, far beyond simply lifting the veil of sadness, a study has found. Researchers saw strong drops in neuroticism and...