Gary Thompson was fifteen when he found the fossils near Cedaredge in Delta County. It was 1975, and he’d just gotten interested in paleontology after a school field trip to scenic Escalante Canyon, a red-rock canyon where he and his classmates learned about the dinosaur bones and petrified dung specimens regularly found in […]

G. Newman Lowrance Whatever else is taught at Iowa State, the school itself is imparting a lesson in reprehensible recklessness as it prepares to allow 25,000 to attend a football game even as its home city of Ames has become the hottest COVD-19 hotspot in America.  The Iowa State Cyclones will […]

NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind. The suicide last month of a young and popular movie actor in Mumbai has fueled a reckoning over the privileges of the […]

Exactly one year ago Saturday, Stanislaus County announced its first death related to the coronavirus. The death toll is now at 1,017, according to the latest data released by the Health Services Agency. Last summer, to illustrate the seriousness of COVID-19, the county published a chart showing the average annual […]

When coffeeshops shuttered due to coronavirus restrictions in March 2020, many patrons lost more than just free WiFi.  Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images For Reid Shaffer, hitting the gym is about more than just physical exercise — it’s an excuse to flex his […]

The second discipline was something that earlier writers like Edwards called spiritual “soliloquy.” You see it in Psalms 42 and 103, where the psalmist says, “Why are you cast down, O my soul?” and “Bless the Lord, O my soul. And forget not all his benefits.” The authors are addressing […]

Has there ever been a greater absence of self-awareness among elected officeholders than what we’ve been seeing daily in our headlines?  Conventional political wisdom offers outdated excuses. One holds that a bored media need a new villain now that their favored foil, former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Florida officer arrested […]

Social media influencers have been accused of ‘showing off’ In a year not short on surprises, Wednesday saw Home Secretary Priti Patel launch a scathing attack on social media influencers, actively “showing off in sunny parts of the world”. As the Government announced tighter restrictions on international journeys, now illegal […]

British teen actor Archie Lyndhurst‘s mother has revealed the cause of his sudden death and shared a beautiful, yet heartbreaking tribute to her late son. The star, best known for his role on the CBBC comedy series So Awkward, died at age 19 on Sept. 22, 2020—just one month shy of his birthday. He […]

San Francisco quarterbacks Nick Mullens (4) and C.J. Beathard (3) greet each other before last week’s game with the Dallas Cowboys. Michael Ainsworth AP Quarterback C.J. Beathard this week was given some good news nearly a year after his life was beset by tragedy. Beathard this week was named the […]

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has advocated tougher restrictions on public life as the country reports 590 deaths, its highest single-day coronavirus death toll. Germany is gradually moving toward a tighter lockdown, at least for a limited period after Christmas. Cases are increasing despite a partial shutdown on Nov. […]

Registered Nurse Daniel Corral works with a COVID-19 patient at the El Paso Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The relentless war against a deadly, invisible enemy was out of sight to all but those working its front lines. Mark Lambie AP EL […]