An examination is under way to determine whether remains in a burned cabin are those of an ex-Los Angeles police officer, holed up after a shootout with police.
Even by the bruising standards associated with Chicago politics, the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate has raised eyebrows.
The U.S. Senate campaign of Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., responding to an ad by a GOP rival, says the veteran congressman is not gay.
The man behind mutterings that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is a Muslim -- he's not -- emerged from dark cyberspace to bright TV spotlights.
Saxophone and clarinet player Bud Freeman was born this day in Chicago in 1906. He first took up the C-melody saxophone in 1923, switching to tenor two years later.
Violinist Stephane Grappelli was born this day in Paris in 1908. Grappelli was still a teenager in the 1920s when he met French gypsy and jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Their musical partnership was a sensation among European Hot Club jazz buffs.
Pianist and composer Scott Joplin, the man known as the King of Ragtime, was born this day in 1868 in Texarkana, Texas. He died in New York in 1917.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. assured New Yorkers Monday it would take its designs for rebuilding on the site of the destroyed World Trade Center back to the drawing board, after thousands of city residents including relatives of the Sept. 11 vict
A talk show host's verbal attack on a shoe company executive illustrates the high pitch of emotions triggered by events in the Middle East.
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