| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:28 PM
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said he will have more to say about his future with the school system Tuesday, after he is evaluated by the Board of Education. In the meantime, Deasy said, he has not submitted a letter of resignation.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Homicide detectives Thursday evening were looking for the mother of an apparently newborn baby girl whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on a conveyor belt at a Victorville recycling center.
A worker discovered the infant's body around 11:30 a.m....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:59 PM
A 13-year-old boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy while carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle was shot seven times, according to a preliminary coroner's report.
Two of the rounds that struck Andy Lopez were fatal. One hit...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The less-is-more principle yet again proved its applicability in concerts of new classical music given around town over the past several days.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series began its season Monday night with a multimedia happening (to...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Could the oldest profession be losing its customers?
Fewer men say they have ever paid for sex — or been paid for it — than a few decades ago, according to a nationally representative survey. But scholars and activists are divided over...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:39 PM
The push to toughen state exams for Illinois grade school students triggered widespread drops in 2013 scores, with hundreds of schools in some of the state's poorest communities seeing performances plunge, test results show.
But some schools in affluent...
| Nov 4, 2013
During the eight years Wilder "Ken" Berry was in prison for a kidnapping and a sexual assault he didn't commit, there were many nights after lockdown when he would look outside his cell window at the moon and wish he was anyplace else.
Now nearly 14...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Really, in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor, minor point, somewhere between apocalyptic and not-very-apocalyptic-at-all: The 24-hour Starbucks in Piper's Alley, the large, busy one that hugs the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street in Old Town,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The evolution of long-winged butterflies in Costa Rica may prove the classic Hollywood advice: Fake it until you make it.
A relatively small change in a part of the genome that changes wing coloration and pattern kick-starts the divergence of a species,...