| May 31, 2013
| 7:44 PM
I opened up my computer on Wednesday evening intending to play "Criminal Case" when a pop-up ad for Weight Watchers took over the screen. I would have clicked through it but for some crazy reason the word "sale" flashing over and over tricked me into...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The New America of George Packer's ambitious history, "The Unwinding," is a morally compromised patchwork of failed institutions, Ponzi schemes, bankruptcies, foreclosures, ignorance and fear.
But it is also a country where idealism still exists, and...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:38 AM
Imperial County firefighters responded to a brush fire north of Holtville at the intersection of the Highline Canal and Hartshorn Road at 8 a.m. Sunday.
It burned about 10 acres, said Capt. Charlie Seaman, and took a little more than four hours to put...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 12:15 AM
CALEXICO — The community came out to help one of their own Saturday during a fundraiser for a family who lost their father and whose mother was badly injured during a mobile home fire in late December.
The event was organized by several people,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:06 PM
A federal grand jury indicted a New York woman for lying to FBI agents who were investigating a fraudulent fundraising scheme she is accused of operating following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last month.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Puffing dabs. No mawltards spilling schwill on me. No Alaska bathroom lines. And puffing dabs. #couchtour positives. — @walker_albert, Dec. 28, 2012.
It's a weekday night in the suburbs. The kids are in bed, and you're wide awake. What to do?...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:29 PM
I am on a quest of sorts, and it has to do with bubbles.
A serious gum fanatic, I was thrilled when my boyfriend bought me bubble gum that he found at a grocery store in California. The gum came packaged in adorable miniature boxes featuring...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:22 PM
If the heartbreaking school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has left you feeling helpless, you may be inclined to donate to help the community recover.
As with any national tragedy, you must proceed cautiously because con artists concoct sob stories designed...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk has bought a mansion in Bel-Air for $17 million.
Built in 1990 and remodeled with entertaining in mind, the 20,248-square-foot manse features a two-story library, a theater, a library/study, a wine cellar,...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:40 AM
New Britain Mayor Tim O'Brien chose Christmas Eve to quietly announce the cash-strapped city would use $100,000 from the mayor's legal-defense fund to hire a high-power PR firm to promote a bill that would fine the landlords of properties that rack up...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
A Windber man faces a preliminary hearing Monday on charges he stole more than $60,000 from a Somerset County nonprofit he felt wasn't paying him enough, according to police.
Justin Michael Wirick, 26, of Graham Avenue, is charged with felony counts of...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:08 PM
On Friday, 13-year-old Allison Anderson could only think of her three young siblings while learning the news out of Newtown," according to her mother Camella Mollica.
When the family was discussing the tragedy, Allison's 6-year-old brother, Frankie...