| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
"Who Asked You?" is Terry McMillan's eighth book, and it is a corker: a long, smooth, Indian-summer cocktail. For all the racy, scandalous pleasures in books such as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," McMillan is a serious writer,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Andy Pafko, 92, a former Brooklyn Dodger outfielder who famously watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall of the Polo Grounds during the 1951 National League playoffs, died Tuesday at a nursing home in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.
No, we're not talking about some kind of Ambien-induced sleep-housework. We're talking about the...
| Sep 20, 2013
Tire drop-off day
Residents can drop off tires from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. This free, one-day event encourages residents to properly dispose of unwanted vehicle...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Update, 8:39 p.m.: William McBride has been found in Oklahoma, according to Sedgwick County dispatchers.
Wichita Police are asking people to be on the lookout for William McBride, an 81-year old white male who has Alzheimer's Disease.
| Sep 17, 2013
BRENTFORD — You've probably never seen nuns wearing cowboy hats, unless you've witnessed a performance by the Singing Nuns.
During the country-western portion of their show, the seven Webster women — who aren't really nuns — sing...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Food & Drug Administration on Monday barred the import of any medications made at the premier manufacturing plant of one of the world's largest makers of generic medications, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
The FDA cited Ranbaxy's failure to respond...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss.
The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
| Oct 26, 2013
Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for 14 years. He is 80. He developed some form of dementia about four years after we married, and I am his caregiver. He is very high-functioning, enjoys life, reads and has hobbies, though he has started to...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
People with elevated blood sugar levels – even those not high enough for diabetes or pre-diabetes – are more likely to have memory problems than people with lower levels, a study of 141 people has shown.
The results suggest that people...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact,...