'Odd Couple' star Jack Klugman dies in LA at 90
For many, Jack Klugman will always be the messy one.
His portrayal of sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple" left viewers laughing but it also gave Klugman the leverage to create a more serious character, the gruff medical examiner in "Quincy M.E." His everyman ethos and comic timing endeared him to audiences and led to a prolific, six-decade acting career that spanned stage, screen and television.
Shoppers go down to the wire
Shoppers who waited until the final days before Christmas were rewarded with big bargains and lighter crowds. But their last-minute deal hunting may hurt stores.
It's always Christmas for the Christmases of Pa.
It's Christmas year-round for a Pennsylvania family whose name has a definite holiday ring to it.
Robert and Stacey Christmas— and Robert's mother, Carol Christmas— say it's fun having such an unforgettable name, but it can also pose a challenge.
In Mt. Holly Springs, a tree for tradition — and 'Peanuts'
Linus said it best in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" — "I never thought it was such a bad little tree ... Maybe it just needs a little love."
Like the cast of that classic cartoon, the people of Mt. Holly Springs have taken to heart the decoration of a scrawny little evergreen.
In the process, they have created an enduring holiday tradition on a patch of ground by the railroad tracks along a lonely stretch of Route 34.
Legalizing pot: What's happening in other states (and Pa.)?
The votes in Washington and Colorado last month legalizing marijuana were just the latest developments in the debate over marijuana use in the United States.
Lawmakers and activists in some other states are contemplating their next moves in regards to marijuana. Here's a sampling of that activity.
Tolkien class at Wis. university proves popular
The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the English author, Kirchoff wanted in. The only problem: It was full and he wasn't on the literature track.
PHOTOS | Hobbit house hides in Pa.
Worlds away from the Shire, a stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel as if he were back home with his Hobbit friends in Middle-earth.
Random acts of kindness for York woman
At first, Lacie McDaniel couldn't imagine accepting money from a total stranger.
But Wyatt McGuire insisted.
"I said, 'Don't worry about it. I'll pay for it.' And she said, 'Are you serious?'" McGuire recalled later that day. "You just don't say no when someone's world is collapsing. If you have a way to help out, you help out."
Numbers lovers: Prosecutor makes 12-12-12 her wedding date
It will be 100 years before another 12-12-12 date rolls around, so a soon-to-be-wed federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh is making the most of it.
For Washington state, legal pot - and now what?
People openly lit joints under the Space Needle and on Seattle's sidewalks — then blew the smoke at TV news cameras. To those looking to "get baked," the city's police department suggested pizza and a "Lord of the Rings" movie marathon.
What, exactly, is going on in Washington state?
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