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Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

A friend recently asked how he can get sun-loving grass to grow in a shady backyard area.Poor guy. I am the least-experienced grass grower he could have asked since I now have so very little growing in my own garden.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 10:05 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

Posted Sep 26, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Hundreds of Pennsylvania state troopers, along with law enforcement officers from across the Northeast, are combing the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for Eric Matthew Frein, who allegedly ambushed two state troopers in the barrack’s...

Posted Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM

When Rolla police called mid-Sunday afternoon, it didn't sound good. A man was trapped in a car by bees, the voicemail said. He was afraid to move for fear of being stung. The police wanted to know if I could help get the man out of the car.

Posted Sep 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation’s first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country would someday have SWAT teams.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Someone at Urban Outfitters thought it would be — cool? Really? — to offer a faux-vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, replete with fake blood stains, an obvious reference to the fatal shootings that occurred there in 1970.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Someone finally powered up the outrage machine and turned it up to 11.Apparently only two things matter to those accused of criminal behavior in professional sports: timing and video.

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

There is something quite fascinating about how a flower turns to seed. Some flowers, like American Lotus, have very interesting seed heads.

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM

The NFL is once again battling an image problem and, as questions continue to mount about who knew what about the Ray Rice domestic violence video, and when they knew it. The furor is only likely to pick up momentum.

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