Updated at 8:48 PM

"Is Santa up there?" a mother asked, pointing to nearby rooftops as she led her toddler down B Street towards the Ashland Plaza. "No, he's down there," the little boy said, pointing down the street.Bundled in winter clothes, the family was one of thousands that braved potentially inclement weather Friday night for the city's annual Festival of Light. In its 22nd year, the event, which began earlier in the afternoon with live music downtown, is capped with the Grand Illumination of the...

Updated at 7:22 PM

WHITEFISH, Mont. — Austin Dodge completed a career sweep of the Frontier Offensive Player of the Year award to lead 15 Southern Oregon Raiders on the all-conference list, which was voted on by Frontier coaches and released Thursday by...

Updated at 5:26 PM

The new book "Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds" tells how to give a dynamic TED-style presentation.

Updated at 4:07 PM

If you’re having trouble keeping track of Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting career, you’re not alone.Over the past half-decade or so, the busy Brit has been in, among other films, “Atonement,” “The...

Updated at 3:55 PM

So the federal government is requiring restaurants to display the calorie count of food items on their menus.This applies to chain restaurants, grocery store take-out counters, convenience stores, theaters, amusement parks and vending...

Posted at 4:05 PM

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice won his appeal of an indefinite...

Updated at 1:56 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about holiday gift-getting.

Updated at 12:47 PM

Almost since the time man learned to enjoy a good night’s sleep (roughly the time he stopped worrying about being awakened by saber-tooth tigers), he has contemplated his dreams.Can dreams tell us about our inner selves? Can we...

Updated at 12:23 PM

“I don't want you to go out to that house. It's dangerous. If you aren't back by noon, I am calling the police.” The school principal was worried. I was determined to do an in-home visit to meet the family of the girl I was working...

Updated at 11:57 AM

The Ferguson case can’t happen again.As the parent of a black child who will one day be an 18-year-old, I can’t believe he could be shot while unarmed. I hope he never puts himself in the position to have an encounter with...

Updated at 11:52 AM

The Associated Press has released the 88-second trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

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