By RIKKI KING, The Daily Herald
September 21, 2014 6:59 p.m.
Tim Ward heard Brandy call his name. She was in the kitchen, probably looking out the window. It was the last time he heard her voice. Then he lost consciousness. He woke up buried in a debris pile, 600 yards from where his house had stood. Brandy was gone. After 37 years together, he just knew.
By MICHELE KAYAL, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 4 p.m.
Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he's far from retiring.
By DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 3:15 p.m.
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.
The quip is most commonly attributed to Ronald Reagan, but it dates back at least to Harry S. Truman. "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job," Truman said. "It's a depression when you lose yours." In other words, all economics — much like all politics — is local, and the never-ending mix of conflicting economic news has most recently delivered some disappointing information about the local scene.
By Blythe Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 21, 2014 6 a.m.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch. But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter, striking a child is never appropriate.
The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly. But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared.