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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The week in 25 photos

The week in 25 photos


The week in 25 photos

Posted: 09 May 2014 03:15 AM PDT

A tribute to the "second moms"

Posted: 09 May 2014 06:32 AM PDT

She's walked you to school on the first day. Cheered louder than all the other parents as you played football. Wiped the tears away when your heart was broken. Except she's not your mom. Celebrate the "other mothers" who stepped up when your own wasn't there.

It's time to televise executions

Posted: 09 May 2014 01:07 PM PDT

Richard Gabriel argues that the failed execution in Oklahoma makes the case for more transparency in the death penalty. He says there is no humane way to kill another person and we should be willing to live with the by-products of our retribution.

Raise your son to be a mama's boy

Posted: 09 May 2014 07:46 AM PDT

Peggy Drexler says studies find that men who had close relationships with their mothers are more patient, adaptable and flexible

On Benghazi, don't do this, Democrats

Posted: 09 May 2014 06:26 AM PDT

Gloria Borger says the GOP is trying to gain political advantage from a Benghazi panel, but Democrats would lose out if they boycott it

Ex-patients, families say abuse ignored

Posted: 09 May 2014 06:04 PM PDT

How did an unlicensed professional, who led people to believe he was a doctor, run a facility for mental illness and drug abuse problems for decades, despite complaints to state regulators alleging abuse?

Odyssey: 50 states in 31 years

Posted: 09 May 2014 01:12 PM PDT

When my airplane touched down in Birmingham, Alabama, I could not stop grinning.

Rooney's widow contests will

Posted: 09 May 2014 11:27 AM PDT

Mickey Rooney's widow has filed a challenge against the validity of the will the legendary actor signed just weeks before his death at 93, her lawyer said.

Did you do it on wedding night?

Posted: 09 May 2014 08:31 AM PDT

Is the wedding night really all it's cracked up to be? Turns out that for many couples, there's more passing out than passion.

Navy pays 1¢ to ditch carrier

Posted: 09 May 2014 09:58 AM PDT

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Navy is parting with one of its aircraft carriers for a penny.

Man froze mom, collected benefits

Posted: 09 May 2014 08:49 AM PDT

Jon Whiteford had a secret so macabre, when a Kentucky sheriff's deputy showed up to question him about it, he pulled out a handgun and killed himself.

Sterling: I was simply jealous

Posted: 09 May 2014 02:25 PM PDT

In another alleged Donald Sterling audio recording, the Clippers owner purportedly explains why he told a woman not to bring black people to his games.

Life for the 'undrafted'

Posted: 09 May 2014 08:10 AM PDT

With recent reports uncovering poor education for student-athletes, Sara Ganim looks at life for those who don't go pro.

Redemption song: Musician gives concerts, guitars to inmates

Posted: 09 May 2014 03:00 PM PDT

The jailhouse talk gets to the point.

Restaurant says it saw a ghost on camera

Posted: 09 May 2014 11:42 AM PDT

An Iowa restaurant says it might have caught a ghost on camera. Affiliate KWWL reports on the spooky shadow.

The most popular baby names of 2013 are ...

Posted: 09 May 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Michael and Jacob, your reign has ended. Noah was the most popular name for boys in 2013, the Social Security Administration reports. Sophia tops the list for girls.

Teen hoopster is 7'5" (Shaq is 7'1")

Posted: 09 May 2014 07:28 AM PDT

Meet 7-foot, 5-inch Elhadji Tacko Fall, the tallest high school basketball player in the country.

VA scheduler in Texas claims waits for appointments were covered up

Posted: 08 May 2014 06:44 PM PDT

Clerks scheduling medical appointments for veterans were "cooking the books" at their bosses' behest to hide the fact some had to wait weeks, if not months, for appointments, a VA scheduler in San Antonio said Thursday.

Former coach Jim Tressel offered university president's job

Posted: 09 May 2014 11:55 AM PDT

The man who once brought glory to Youngstown State University on the football field now stands to lead the school as its president.

Sheriff: Man froze mother's body, collected retirement checks

Posted: 09 May 2014 06:08 AM PDT

Jon Whiteford had a secret so macabre, when a Kentucky sheriff's deputy showed up to question him about it, he pulled out a handgun and killed himself.

Navy pays a penny to get rid of carrier

Posted: 09 May 2014 06:10 AM PDT

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Navy is parting with one of its aircraft carriers for a penny.

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