August 26, 2016

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The experience of an unanswered prayer is one of those trials of life that can make anyone wonder if such pleas really works.

But in the darkest moment of Jennifer Hubbard's life — the moment she realized God was not going to bring her little girl, Catherine, home from…

McConaughey and Theron talk parenting, 'Kubo'

August 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey take on parental roles in their new film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." Off camera, the two Oscar winners discussed their real-life approach to raising kids.

Both are teaching their children about compassion and responsibility, and…

Blueberries and cream ice pops are refreshing summer treat

August 24, 2016

These days there's never a time when we can't find blueberries at the supermarket. But summer is the season for the homegrown varieties. They're abundant right now and can be used in all kinds of recipes. One of my favorites is blueberries and vanilla ice cream — it's sweet, tart and creamy…

Brain injuries plague domestic violence victims

August 23, 2016

CHICAGO — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

A former partner repeatedly beat her, she said.

"He would hit me…