| Mar 3, 2010
Author Barry Hannah, whose fiction was laced with dark humor and populated by hard-drinking Southerners, died Monday at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67.
Hannah's son Barry Jr. told the Clarion Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss., that his father...
| Mar 7, 2010
A cat peeing in an author's bag? A writer waking up to discover that a complete stranger has left him four jars of delicious homemade preserves? Such things are not traditionally part of book promotion. But they happened to Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga,...
| Jun 5, 2010
June is the time of glory for roses. Wandering in a blooming rose garden, those who think they have no room for these most glamorous of flowering shrubs may experience a twist of envy.
But no need. Small-space gardeners can have roses too: Just grow them...
| Jun 7, 2010
| 6:46 PM
Marijuana use had little effect on simulated driving skills, according to a Hartford Hospital study, but test subjects were more easily distracted when under the influence of the drug.
Investigators from Hartford Hospital and the University of Iowa...
| Jun 10, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration, the nation's chief watchdog on food safety, is too often caught flat-footed when problems arise, a health advisory panel said Tuesday, urging the agency to focus more on preventing outbreaks of illness by targeting...
| Jul 4, 2010
| 9:18 PM
BELLEVUE, Iowa -- A stampede by two runaway horses pulling a wagon trampled spectators at a small-town Fourth of July parade, killing a 60-year-old woman and injuring at least 23 other people, four critically.
The horses bolted after one rubbed its...
| Apr 27, 2010
W. Willard Wirtz, the former U.S. Labor secretary who was the last surviving member of President John F. Kennedy's cabinet and who broke publicly with President Lyndon B. Johnson over Vietnam, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Washington, his...
| Sep 5, 2010
Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86.
| May 11, 2010
| 7:19 PM
University of Illinois officials have chosen Michael Hogan, the University of Connecticut president, as the school's next president, picking a historian who has long ties to the Midwest and public education.
Hogan, 66, will be on the UIC campus Wednesday...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 1:05 PM
Another standout performer of and In-State Division-One Basketball team has suffered a devastating injury.
Indiana State Junior Jake Kelly injured his knee early in the second half of Tuesday's 70-52 loss to Southern Illinois. Multiple sources confirm...
| Feb 10, 2010
Frank N. Magid, an audience researcher who became known as a "news doctor" for transforming local television news using an "Action News" format that featured chatting co-anchors, more lifestyle and crime stories and splashy graphics, has died. He was 78....
| May 26, 2010
Disgraced Ohio congressman
Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his...