Whoever bought the winning tickets will be splitting a $580 million jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Now, the wait is on to see who steps forward.
In 1951, Leslie Caron arrived in California a malnourished and anemic ballerina. After spending the war in occupied Paris, Tinseltown was a revelation, and she soon took it by storm, appearing with the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in more than 40 films.
In Washington’s latest game of chicken, President Obama is recruiting voters who see things his way to provide an edge in his quest to get congressional Republicans to accept tax increases on the nation’s wealthiest. His newest weapon? A Twitter hashtag.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A peer-reviewed study found that the sea was rising 60 percent faster than the U.N. estimated. It means that low-lying cities may need to prepare for more severe floods than had been expected.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The coalition of Hispanic lawmakers said new legislation should require illegal immigrants to register with the federal government, undergo a criminal background check, learn English and pay taxes as conditions for obtaining legal status and eventual citizenship.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Police officials can’t remember the last time a whole day went by without someone being shot, stabbed or slashed by someone else. But that’s just what happened as the week began. The sharp drop in violent crime from decades before continues.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
More than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
College sports fans can be distinctively different from the pro variety, no matter where they are. And that might complicate the growth plans of athletic conferences such as as the Big Ten, says Frank Deford.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us