| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Less than six weeks after a $425-million Powerball drawing sparked lotto fever across Southern California, another massive jackpot awaits players on Wednesday.
California lottery officials are estimating that Wednesday night’s draw will reach at...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
California Lottery officials are projecting a jackpot of about $400 million for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, the third-largest prize this year and fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history.
In prior big jackpot situations, frenzied ticket...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:18 AM
There was one jackpot winner in Wednesday night's nearly $400-million Powerball drawing, and they're on the other side of the country.
The winning ticket for the $399,400,000 grand prize was purchased in South Carolina. The winning numbers were 7-10-22-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On Friday, a high school transgender senior in Huntington Beach will learn whether she will become one of five finalists for homecoming queen.
It's a quest that first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, but she pushed the impulse aside....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:22 AM
TORONTO — Modern television dramas are filled with all kinds of fantastical characters you’ll probably never meet in real life — turncoat FBI agents, throne-seeking knights, superhero crime fighters.
What it may not have enough of, at...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ABC is going all in on Tuesday nights, with four new shows premiering, beginning with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". Considering that show's cat's cradle of demographic attractions — Comic books! Joss Whedon! Clark Gregg!! — ABC decided...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The place is among the most scenic hiking destinations in the entire Southwest, an expanse near the Arizona-Utah border so popular that officials use a lottery to decide who gets to walk its trails.
It’s known as The Wave and its signature...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to making boneheaded choices, teenagers usually win society's award for overall poor decision-making.
Yet a study published recently in the journal PNAS suggests that our ability to make wise choices changes over time, and actually...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:05 AM
"The devil made me do it" was perhaps the most famous catchphrase of comedian Flip Wilson. And it was among the numerous excuses one potential borrower gave his lender to explain his lousy credit report.
The 10-page letter of explanation ranged from...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A New Jersey woman is the third person to be charged with trying to defraud the One Fund Boston, established to aid people involved in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April.
Iris Gamble, 44, was charged with third-degree...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Bill Okal's opening line is one of the oldest tricks in the close-up magic book: undersell your talent, then dazzle them with your best cards.
"I really only do two tricks," the Bakersfield resident says apologetically to the two families standing in...