| Mar 23, 2010
Sometimes the appearance of a birthmark catches a new parent by surprise. Physicians are often quick to offer reassurance that most birthmarks are harmless, and many will shrink or disappear over time. Although that's true, a birthmark can also be the key...
| Mar 1, 2010
I never actually intended to harm anyone. Honestly. In fact, I think the waiter is to blame.
I was dining at a restaurant with my sister when the waiter casually asked if I was enjoying the evening with my daughter. I tried to shrug off the comment but...
| Mar 1, 2010
The first page of "Horns" sets up the novel so neatly that it's almost a shame to recapitulate it here. But this much you need to know: Joe Hill's new book is about a man named Ignatius Perrish (most of the time, he's called Ig) who wakes up hung over and...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 7:25 PM
NORMAL, Ill. -- For Montini, a 64-53 Class 3A championship victory over Hillcrest on Saturday marked the perfect ending to an improbable run that started in January with the loss of leading scorer Michala Johnson.
For Hillcrest, the game will be the...
| Mar 12, 2010
SANTA ANA, Calif. - I thought my son was lying.
He woke in the morning crying, pulling the sheets over his head and telling me he was going to throw up. I pulled him out of the bed by his feet and dragged him onto the hardwood floor. The crying continued...
| Mar 26, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A Huntington Beach middle school teacher has come under fire for allegedly hitting a student in the forehead with a clipboard in response to what she called a stupid question, according to a claim filed against the school district....
| Dec 31, 2009
| 1:07 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have decided not to prosecute former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson following a scuffle at LAX with a celebrity photographer.
Tyson was arrested on a battery charge in November after the boxer and a paparazzo got into physical...
| Jun 16, 2010
Perhaps, because I make a living as a writer, I see our lives segmented into chapters filled with the excitement of new beginnings and celebrations, everyday struggles and successes, major challenges and the sadness of final partings.
This past week,...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 9:15 PM
At times on the witness stand Thursday, Jon Burge came off as the classic cop straight out of central casting — matter-of-fact and wry. At other times, the former Chicago police commander was combative as he fended off questions from the...
| Jun 11, 2010
As a night owl with a day job, I wake up most mornings feeling groggy, sleep deprived and unsure if I really slept at all.
Thanks to my Zeo, an alarm clock that tracks my sleep through my brainwaves, I can confirm that I do sleep—but, apparently,...
| May 26, 2010
There is new hope for people living with depression, a condition that affects up to 14 million Americans every year. It's called the NeuroStar TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, therapy system. It stimulates nerve cells in an area of the brain...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 12:58 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A suspected counterfeiter who has been dubbed by police as the "Real Life Jason Bourne" is being held on $1 million dollars bail.
A SWAT team arrested 33 year old Brian Alexik at 2:00 p.m. after a 5 and a half hour standoff at a hotel in...