- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Zach
Susy Tucker marks the time her autistic son, Zach, began hugging her again by the arrival of Clyde, a chocolate Labrador trained behind bars by a convicted killer.
It's been almost six years since Amber West watched her 5-year-old daughter tumble from a horse at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo.
As she did in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Olive Kitteridge," Elizabeth Strout begins her new novel, "The Burgess Boys," with the ordinary: a small, fictitious town in Maine struggling with unemployment and an ordinary family with problems facing most people.