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San Francisco axes baseball tradition by outlawing smokeless tobacco

Chewing tobacco has long been a tradition in baseball, but that tradition could be on its way out in one big-league city. San Francisco on Friday banned smokeless tobacco at all sports venues, including AT&T Park, home of the city's ...

School problems in children after concussions

If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion ...

How to make the ultimate burger

Grilling season is here, and that means burgers—the No. 1 grilled item in America—are on the menu at backyard cookouts and weeknight dinners across the country.

Breaking the cycle

Community Coalition (CoCo) will bring together artists and musicians to shine a spotlight on the foster-care-to prison pipeline and the people on the frontlines who work to disrupt it.

‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dies

Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit “Stand By Me” became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died.

Hollywood by Choice

You might need seat belts if you’re planning to attend “Motown the Musical.” I guarantee you, you will not be able to contain yourself. And, if you’re a dignified theater goer, you will be forced to raise your hand in ...

"Star Wars Day": What to do on May 4 (and why)

It's not just a pun. "May the 4th be with you" is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, "Star Wars Day." Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it's quite official. So why this day, and what is there to ...

Eric Jerome Dickey has been churning out sexy stories for 20 years

Long before “50 Shades of Grey” and Zane, there was Eric Jerome Dickey. The Southern California-based writer has been churning out steamy novels featuring African American characters for about 20 years. His books have appeared on the New York Times, ...

First look: Jared Leto is the Joker

You can call him... Joker. We've seen a few teases so far, but on Friday night, director David Ayer gave us the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime will appear in 2016's ...

Bruce Jenner: Social media reacts with a cheer and a shrug

When Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer and the world on Friday night that "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," the declaration wasn't particularly surprising. Paparazzi have been stalking the former Olympic champion for months, breathlessly documenting ...

Connecticut teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh Michtom.

Columbia student accused of rape sues over accuser's performance art

A Columbia University student who was accused of rape is suing the New York City school for allowing his accuser to publicly brand him a "serial rapist" According to the lawsuit, Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility in Emma Sulkowicz's ...

Seeing God in the face of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin ... Emmett Till. What do we have to do to stop these senseless fatal attacks upon black male bodies? Police body cameras, ...

Poll shows growing religious support for same-sex marriage

Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage. What a difference a decade makes. In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marriage, ...

Older parents face 'grandparent deficit'

When I do the math, one particular consequence of having children later in life hits me squarely in the face. I had my first daughter at 39. If she has kids when she's older like I did -- let's say ...