| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The man who is now infamous as the "fake interpreter" at Nelson Mandela's memorial faced murder charges in 2003, South African newspaper eNCA discovered.
Thamsanqa Jantjie blames his schizophrenia, saying that he was hallucinating angels were flying...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:26 AM
People around the world are talking about Thamsanqa Jantjie, the supposed sign language interpreter who made nonsensical signs while President Obama and others spoke at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa earlier this week. But only...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela.
It was the greatest moment of his...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Buried in the thousands of pages of police reports released Friday into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details about Adam Lanza's mental health and his treatment have emerged, revealing that he was seen at the Yale Child Study Center in...
| Dec 9, 2013
When Antwan Turpeau, 33, was a young boy, his family was homeless on and off for about three years. Some evenings they couldn't get into a shelter, so they would spend the night riding the Red Line from end to end.
Turpeau said that his mother was a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits.
In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:54 PM
In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me."
| Jan 23, 2014
Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21
Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following:
"Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sundance Channel chief Sarah Barnett opened her Television Critics Assn. session Saturday by promising the crowd more zombies -- the Gallic walking dead of "The Returned."
Sundance scored a buzzy hit last year by running the French series "The Returned,"...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:32 PM
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning, she had a flashback to the summer of 2011.
Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people in Guy Fawkes masks holding signs...
| Sep 21, 2013
A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday.
Nancy Laroche, 34, who was...