| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:26 PM
NEW YORK — This was the dog writers' biggest night.
The only things missing were the red carpet and interminable speeches.
And the dogs.
But they were there in spirit at the recent awards ceremony of the Dog Writers Assn. of America, which...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:41 AM
NEW YORK -- Ranny Green knew he was onto something back in the 1970s, when a story he wrote for his newspaper in Washington state garnered more phone calls and letters than anything he had done in his journalistic career.
It was about dogs.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
NEWTOWN — Confounded with grief in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Yolie Moreno sat in the cold outside the town's most popular diner off busy I-84 holding a sign she said bore an important message.
"I am love. I am Newtown. Just send...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen.
"Norturing, helin, love."
Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states?
We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
While law enforcement officials have released few details of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to Connecticut residents, state police and Newtown officers have increased their trips across the country, in some cases sharing graphic details...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Show biz figures like Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
"It's an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,"...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As it struggles to deal with the latest deadly school shooting, Colorado finds itself in a familiar place, enmeshed in the ongoing debate over how to control gun violence.
On Saturday, police continued their investigation into the latest attack, the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:06 PM
A federal judge handed a major defeat to gun-rights supporters in New York on Tuesday, ruling that most of the state's wide-ranging new gun restrictions do not violate gun owners' 2nd Amendment rights.
New York's so-called SAFE Act, enacted in January,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...