We are prone to telling ourselves stories that make us feel better - one such story is that universal background checks will reduce gun violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 with eight innings of three-hit ball and had a two-run single, and the Los Angeles Dodgers increased their NL West lead to a season-best 7½ games Sunday night with an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Dufner finally cracked a smile, and gave a slight pump of the fist, saving all that emotion for a big occasion.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Leave it to Nick Swisher, a man of many words, to come up with the best explanation after the Cleveland Indians broke their six-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours - perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - With the number of heroin overdoses skyrocketing nationwide, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are dusting off strict, rarely used drug laws, changing investigatory techniques and relying on technology to prosecute drug dealers for causing overdose deaths.
With categories including best lip lock and male hottie, the Teen Choice Awards aren't exactly profound, but what they lack in depth they make up for in passion from their fans.
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) - A California teen missing for more than a week after she was abducted by a man suspected of killing her mother and brother has been rescued, her captor killed, and a reunion with her father was expected Sunday at an Idaho hospital.
On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at approximately 12:50am a male (resident of Canyon Country) aged 56, reported that after parking his vehicle in the 17600 block of Jakes Way, Canyon Country, he was approached by three black males (17 – 19 years old) who asked for his car keys. When the victim refused, the males began to assault him. During the assault, the victim was able to throw his keys away from him. The males ceased their assault, took the victim's keys, and stole his 2009 Lincoln MKX.
The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother's home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was found unresponsive in a nearby pond. She was pronounced dead the next day.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the rough Jamaican slum where he grew up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated comeback tour.
As I write this column my oldest and her husband are winging their way across the Pacific to vacation in Maui.
As Secretary of State Kerry gathers Israeli and Palestinian Authority representatives for another set of "peace talks" in Washington D.C., a major consideration will be Jerusalem, D.C. (David's City).
The four major sports leagues in America are all active at a crucial time of year.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.