Mar 11, 2014 — The 911 call reveals the family's 4-year-old male cat Lux had a history of violence. The cat snapped after the owner kicked it to get it away from their infant.
Mar 11, 2014 — The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.
Mar 11, 2014 — Some friends and family of the 239 people who have been missing since Saturday have called their loved ones' cellphones and heard rings. Sadly, that doesn't mean the phones and their owners are safe.
Mar 11, 2014 — Also: George Saunders' story collection Tenth of December has won yet another major literary award; a poem from Kevin Prufer; audiobook narrator Simon Vance speaks to Slate.
Mar 10, 2014 — Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California. The state's drought is far from over — but the fresh water is a welcome sight at reservoirs.
Mar 8, 2014 — It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.
Mar 7, 2014 — John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.
Mar 7, 2014 — A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.
Mar 7, 2014 — Also: The longlist is announced for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Anna Holmes on Scout Finch and Harriet the Spy; Teju Cole on reading.
Mar 6, 2014 — The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.