| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:48 PM
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” he referred to alcohol as “the rose colored glasses of life.” When taking a close look at the lives of America’s greatest authors, it may come as no...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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California initiative campaigns have a way of reducing all important public policy issues to their lowest intellectual denominators -- and highest financial numerators. The coming battle over the state's medical malpractice...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Just when I was starting to think that Toronto had the market covered on drunken, cocaine-binging politicians, along comes Rep. Trey Radel.
The Florida tea party Republican and self-styled "hip-hop conservative" — really, that’s how he...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jason Bergquist tugs the laces tight on his Nike cleats and grins at his parents in the front row of the bleachers at the Hollywood Recreation Center. With zero wins for the season, Bergquist's kickball team has a lot to prove.
His mother snaps iPhone...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Few of his constituents are likely to argue with Toronto's mayor on at least a couple of points he made on a radio program Sunday.
"I'm the first one to admit I am not perfect," Rob Ford said on CFRB-Newstalk 1010 radio. "I have made mistakes.''
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf.
Wolf, who struggles with alcoholism, poverty and homelessness, teamed up with Michigan filmmaker Rob Bliss and Degage Ministries to create a time-lapse video...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:42 PM
“My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:14 PM
A Compton school board member was arrested this week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to law enforcement documents.
Skyy D. Fisher, 30, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday and posted $5,000 bail at 8:55 a.m.,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...