| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
I have lots of cool Olympic mementos. Pins from all over the world, T-shirts, coffee mugs, but most importantly photographs and memories that remain timeless.
One souvenir I did not keep from my run of covering eight Olympiads is a gas mask.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:22 AM
In an earlier Asghar Farhadi film, "About Elly," a divorcing character says: "A bitter end is much better than a bitterness without ending." Neither option provides much ease. In the right hands, however, both yield infinite dramatic riches.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:26 PM
JACKSONVILLE – If you want to know about Ryan Anderson, you'll hear about Gia Allemand. She's gone now, but they're inseparable.
Ryan wants you to know the kind of person she was and what happened to her, as painful as the retelling of the tragedy...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier.
Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:34 PM
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Stamford underscored the growing seriousness of the issue by actually arresting a 12-year-old girl last week. She allegedly was tormenting another girl to the point that the estranged friend was...
| Jul 11, 2013
The headline on last Sunday's Chicago Tribune was stark and arresting: "A thousand shootings." That's what Chicago experienced in the first six months of 2013. It works out to more than five a day.
So what crime issue got Gov. Pat Quinn worked up last...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Many fans of the late Walter Payton were stunned by the depiction of the Bears Hall of Fame running back as a flawed human being in Jeff Pearlman's controversial book: "Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton."
Assertions that Payton abused drugs...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:30 PM
While nearly every one of the nations caught up in the Arab Spring since 2011 still suffered and seethed, for a long time Tunisia, the birthplace of the revolts, stood head and shoulders above the rest with a moderate leader and a relatively peaceful,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:33 PM
I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini.
But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
| Aug 5, 2013
Cheryl Owsley Jackson grew up in a small Indiana town where race played a major role in her family's life. So it's not surprising now that she wonders whether it has been a factor in the investigation of her brother's death.
Her story is about a sister'...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself.
When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...