| Dec 5, 2013
In the kicky documentary "Bettie Page Reveals All," the 1950s cult pin-up gal with the trademark bangs is called "the first icon of her nature," "an extraordinary creature" and a "revolutionary." But according to Page herself, who was captured in an...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A Skokie man will spend the rest of his life under court supervision after he was ordered Friday to be held indefinitely at a secure mental health facility following the brutal slaying of his daughter and granddaughter, authorities said.
In September, a...
| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Jan 5, 2014
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said.
I am not, of course.
My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell's new book, "David and Goliath," arrogantly assumes that modern readers understand the data in the Bible better than those who provided it, and insupportably attributes the biblical giant Goliath's defeat to a medical disorder, wrote Joel...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines for marketing drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor for uses they weren't approved for, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.
The settlement, one the largest...
| 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."