Mississippi keeps an eye on Justice Department's slap against NC's HB2 law
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's move this week to gut North Carolina's controversial LGBT law has raised the possibility of similar federal action to block Mississippi's House Bill 1523.
But a government challenge against the controversial...Read More
Large shareholder to Tribune Publishing: Talk to Gannett about sale
CHICAGO -- Tribune Publishing's second-largest shareholder wants the Chicago-based newspaper company to explore a possible sale to Gannett.
Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, said Tribune Publishing should "pursue ...Read More
'Damien's' Barbara Hershey has grown up in front of a camera
An actor has to be brave to play someone who mentors the anti-Christ. But then Barbara Hershey has never shied away from risk.
In the 1970s, she was the living embodiment of 1970s hippie chic, catching flak for temporarily changing her name to "...Read More
Social Security Q&A: Do I need a Social Security card for summer job?
Q: Do I need a Social Security card? I want to get a summer job and my dad can't find my card.
A: If you know your number, you probably don't need to get another card. If you find out that you do need a replacement card, the best place to go to ...Read More
My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More
Ford invests $182 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal
LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. will invest $182.2 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal Software Inc. as the automaker continues to try and tap into Silicon Valley technological development.
The Dearborn, Mich., company said Thursday ...Read More
The Mortgage Professor: Assuring price integrity in a dysfunctional ...
You are a senior who finds an advertisement for reverse mortgages appealing, except that you don't trust ads to tell the whole truth about anything. You have a well-justified fear that if you respond to the ad, a glib sales person will take over ...Read More
On Gardening: Native spiderworts offer stunning flower and foliage
Each morning I pull into my parking spot which is right in front of our cottage garden. This time of the year it is the bluest blue greeting me thanks to our native spiderwort. Spiderworts are known botanically as Tradescantia virginiana and ...Read More
French beer company to open dog-staffed London pop-up bar
LONDON (UPI) -- A French beer company is set to open a pop-up bar in London staffed entirely by dogs.
Kronenbourg 1664's Bar D'Alsace-tian will open on May 6 and feature Alsatian, also known as German Shepherds, serving the company's beer to ...Read More
A thought for the day
A thought for the day: If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ...Read More
Science & Technology
San Andreas Fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big quake, ...
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Southern California's section of the San Andreas Fault is "locked, loaded and ready to roll," a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.
The San Andreas Fault is one of...Read More
Storm caused the worst flooding Houston has seen in 15 years
HOUSTON -- A storm that hit Houston this week caused the city's worst flooding in 15 years and left five people dead, officials said.
More than a thousand residents of apartment complexes in the northern Greenspoint area had to flee rising ...Read More
Trump headlining fundraiser for Christie in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. -- The benefits of joining Donald Trump's campaign are starting to show for Chris Christie.
After facing a furious backlash in his state for backing Trump in February, the New Jersey governor will be on the receiving end of a $200-...Read More