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COMPTON, Calif. — When Jonathan Jones reveals he was convicted of first-degree murder, went to prison as a juvenile and was paroled 28 years and two months later, anyone might feel a tinge of discomfort. So imagine when he, out of prison at 45, starts filling out job...
The United States ought to just take the Central American children pouring into the country through its border with Mexico, stick them on a bus and send them back home as soon as they arrive, Alabama congressman Mike Rogers said at a Homeland Security hearing this morning. That'...
Police were called to a Seattle apartment on Sunday after a woman reported seeing a drone outside the window of her 26th-floor apartment. Lisa Pleiss was not fully dressed when she spotted the unmanned drone, with a video camera attached, hovering outside at about 7.45am. She...
Today the average American’s health insurance payments fluctuate once a year. Imagine if that rate changed each day , determined in part by a sensor-rich gadget on the wrist. Sound far fetched? The next generations of devices like the Fitbit or Jawbone Up are already preparing...
P undits are pointing to President Barack Obama’s recent decline in public-opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it is extremely...
Noted management expert and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen was apparently called out of retirement — like the Ted Williams of evasive, unapologetic bureaucrats — to destroy what is left of his agency’s credibility. At immediate issue is two years of...
An Austin police officer won't face charges, after a Travis County Grand Jury clears him in the shooting death of an armed man in a North Austin neighborhood. According to the Travis County District Attorney's office: A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the...
Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends, which has...
I'm somewhere in the hushed hinterlands beyond Bellevue and Redmond, Washington, the hometowns of Nintendo of America, Microsoft Game Studios, Valve, Sony Online Entertainment (Sony’s MMO studio), Bungie, Sucker Punch, and perhaps dozens of other game developers whose creative...