March 25, 2016 |
Three men walked into a closet. If that sounds like the setup to a joke, it isn't. Instead, it's the odd beginning to a central moment in one of the most serious episodes in NCAA basketball tournament history. When, on March 30, 1981, Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt huddled in a Spectrum closet with the coaches from that night's national championship game - Indiana's Bob Knight and North Carolina's Dean Smith - they were hoping, amid the mops and brooms, to help the NCAA avoid a public relations mess.
March 14, 2016 |
At the airport, passengers are warned, never leave your personal belongings unattended. A Republic Airlines pilot evidently didn't heed that advice and left his gun in an unattended bag in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning, police said. Five minutes after he left the restroom about 9 a.m., he realized he had left his satchel, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said. When the pilot returned to the restroom, his bag wasn't there.
February 29, 2016
Take a trip to Japan and you're floored by the health-minded fastidiousness of the culture. Cab drivers wear white gloves, place lace doilies on the backseat head rests. Courteous cold sufferers hide behind a gauze mask to contain their germs. Hotel guests find slippers at their door (so please remove your dirty shoes). And most fascinating, when venturing into a hotel or even a public bathroom, visitors are greeted by an auto-washing toilet seat, most often bearing the Toto brand name Washlet, inviting you to enjoy a hands-free, paper-free, hyper-cleansing potty visit that's weird and wonderful at the same time.
November 11, 2015 |
PHOTOS OF the bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son - found among burned, charred debris in the back bedroom closet of their apartment in Wissinoming - were displayed on a large screen at the murder trial of the man accused of killing them. The boy, Elijah Rosado, had been wrapped in a sheet. After he was taken out of the closet, a close-up photo was taken, showing a knife protruding from his neck. Another knife was embedded deep in his left side, plunged into his rib cage.
August 7, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old gay man, out of the closet for 10 years. Throughout my life I have had to deal with low self-esteem and other issues. When I came out, my life changed dramatically for the better. However, I have never been in any kind of relationship. I never had a girlfriend when I was trying to pass for straight, nor have I ever had a boyfriend. Outside of immediate family, no one has ever said "I love you" to me. I'm the type of person who is instantly "friend-zoned.
November 27, 2014 |
James Wagner's family had prepared a glorious ceremony for his remains. His grandchildren, son, daughter, and other loved ones would gather in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Mich., and place his ashes in a monument wall in September 2015. The remains of his widow, who is in deteriorating health, eventually would be placed next to his. The family would then attend a football game at the University of Michigan, where they said Wagner played as a guard in the 1950s. There's just one problem: The urn containing James Wagner's ashes is missing.
April 28, 2014 |
As a closeted Temple University student in 1950, Edith Windsor could not have imagined the reception she would receive at her alma mater in 2014: an award for her activism; a standing ovation from a large, adoring crowd; a presentation from the mayor. Windsor, now 84, won the lawsuit that toppled the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and has been called the matriarch of the gay-rights movement. Sharp, stylish, trim, and funny, Windsor enjoyed every moment of her tribute at the university, including Mayor Nutter handing her a miniature, working Liberty Bell and proclaiming Saturday "Edie Windsor Day" in Philadelphia.
December 2, 2013 |
Mike Turner nearly forgot about the tiny bedroom closet in his late father-in-law's house. Chick Galloway, a shortstop for nine seasons with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's, had built the house in Clinton, S.C., in 1926, the year Turner was born. Since the former ballplayer's death in 1969, two of Turner's daughters have occupied the Spanish-style dwelling adjacent to Presbyterian College's campus. Now his youngest daughter, in the midst of a divorce, is making plans to sell the longtime family residence.
May 23, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. - Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children. Scientists concluded the storm was a rare and extraordinarily powerful type of twister known as an EF5, ranking it at the top of the scale used to measure tornado strength. Those twisters are capable of lifting reinforced buildings off the ground, hurling cars like missiles, and stripping trees free of bark.
May 17, 2013 |
IF YOU'VE BEEN paying attention to the deadly collapse of the Bangladesh garment factory, you know our dirty laundry just got dirtier. Like a lot of you, I've followed the April 24 tragedy that, at last count, has claimed more than 1,000 lives. I was haunted by the heartbreaking photo of the couple found under debris in a final embrace. I was amazed at the rescue of the seamstress who lived 17 days trapped in the rubble. But it was all from afar. Until I went to my basement to do laundry, and noticed the tags on my clothes.