It is said that having a pet provides many days of joy and happiness and at least one day of sorrow. The loss of a fur baby can be as difficult as the death of a human family member or friend, with each individual processing the grief differently.

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

The administration of Gov. Tim Walz wants more Minnesota criminal offenders to find a job and housing and fewer to return to prison. The Minnesota Legislature this session mostly approved more money for the Department of Corrections for increased staffing in the wake of violent in-prison altercations that resulted in the deaths of two prison guards. However, Deputy Commissioner Sarah Walker, ...

After 2017's devastating Northern California wildfires, the Red Cross sought sifters - the kind sometimes used to pan for gold - to help people search for valuables in the ashes of their homes. Members of Amazon's new disaster response team found the items in the commerce giant's vast inventory and expedited shipment. "We were able overnight to schedule a truck, drive it up to Sonoma Valley, ...

CHICAGO - You can ditch your car for public transit and refill a reusable water bottle rather than buying plastic. But good luck finding a "green" substitute for an airline flight - unless you happened to be on a particular Los Angeles-bound United Airlines flight earlier this month. The flight out of O'Hare International Airport was on a Boeing 737 powered by a fuel mixture that was 30% ...

Dear Mr. Dad: This Father's Day is over, but what advice do you have to keep dads involved every day? A: As someone who spends a lot of time doing research on and writing about fathers - and even more time trying to be a good dad - I agree that the fact that the one day per year that's dedicated to dads has passed doesn't mean that dads are any less important the other 364 days of the year. ...