DAYTON, Ohio -- They don't tell you the so-called First Four is great basketball. Given the eight teams involved, they don't need to. Your team wouldn't be in Dayton, Ohio, on a Tuesday or Wednesday in March if it were, you know, special. If the universities of Kentucky or Kansas ever play in the First Four, pack up some bottled water and head for the cave in Montana. Armageddon will be right behind you.
The First Four is the province of heroes, fools, dreamers and guys named Momo. It is where the President of the United States will be Tuesday night, not to mention a player whose first name is Four.
Andrew Niccol's "In Time" is the winner of this year's "Most Obvious and Pun-Filled Allegory" competition and while it gets points for an excellent premise, some fine acting and for being, occasionally, genuinely exciting, the execution of the idea fails far more often than it succeeds.
Alabama now has the toughest immigration law in the nation. The law went into effect on September 29, prompting hundreds of families to pull their children from school and workers to disappear from Alabama farms. A federal appeals court has blocked some provisions, including the one requiring state officials to check the legal status of students in public schools. No doubt, the issue is far from being settled.
Todd Sollar used to think a college education was a waste of time and money.
The Minnesota shutdown is over.
Four days after Minnesota leaders said they reached a budget deal, the state government remains shut down.
More than a week after Minnesota shuttered all but essential government services, there's no end in sight to the budget impasse.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders discuss the progress made over the state budget.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he thinks he and legislators are out of "good" options in the battle to bring Minnesota's government out of a shutdown that's been in place since Friday morning, though he remains "committed."
A budget stalemate forced a virtual full shut down of the Minnesota government on Friday, and left only a limited array of state services in operation over the busy holiday weekend.
The government shutdown in Minnesota could drag on for days as a spokeswoman for Gov. Mark Dayton said talks probably won't happen until after the July 4 holiday.
Minnesota lawmakers fail to come up with a budget deal, leading to a government shutdown. Chris Welch reports.
The Minnesota government was forced to shut down Friday for the second time in six years after lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before a midnight Thursday deadline.
A bomb threat made at an airport ticket counter in Dayton, Ohio, prompted a search of a US Airways flight that landed safely at Washington's Reagan airport Sunday, authorities said.
A US Airways flight was searched after it landed at Washington's Reagan airport after a bomb threat.
Time is running out for Minnesota's parks and highway rest stops, not to mention 36,000 state employees.
Whenever I stumble across a new travel columnist, I think one thing: "Who the hell are you?"
DAYTON, Ohio -- Thankfully, at 12:15 p.m. EDT on Thursday, we get to hit reset.
Nine Ohio veterans have tested positive for hepatitis after undergoing routine dental work at a Dayton clinic, according to Ohio Veterans Affairs Communications Officer Todd Sledge.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to the Dayton officer who was assaulted during a traffic stop.
A good night's sleep tends to leave you feeling refreshed, alert, and upbeat. According to a new study, it may also make you look healthier and more attractive to others.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to one of the three rotating Bosnian Presidents about continuing ethnic division there.
FBI agents searched a Southern Christian Leadership Conference office in Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday, an agency spokesman told CNN.
Texas country singer Jesse Dayton finds a whole new fan base working with Rob Zombie in 'Halloween II.'
You can't get through a conversation with Jesse Dayton without hearing a reference to Texas at least once.
The expanded Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, has begun adding staff and plans to hire 800 more personnel as construction projects continue.
Local politicians were fuming after NCR Corp., Dayton, Ohio's only Fortune 500 company, decided to relocate south taking with it 1,200 badly needed jobs to Georgia.
The numbers are staggering, especially because the tallies are being measured in human beings: Caterpillar (20,000 layoffs), Alcoa (15,000), Boeing (10,000), Pfizer (8,300), and tens of thousands more. The toll of jobs lost in the United States since the recession began is heading toward three million.
DAYTON -- Three things we learned from a game that had the potential to be historic:
The numbers are staggering, especially because the tallies are being measured in human beings: Caterpillar (20,000 layoffs), Alcoa (15,000), Boeing (10,000), Pfizer (8,300), and tens of thousands more. The toll of jobs lost in the U.S. since the recession began is heading toward three million.
I admit, I have an unfair advantage.
The folks working at Jamestown Industries' Moraine Plant 2 near Dayton, Ohio, have the weary, haunted look of terminally ill patients, only it's their livelihoods that are about to die.
Workers at an auto parts supplier are losing their jobs two days before Christmas, and a GM bailout won't change that.
The ailing economy is leading many Americans to skip doctor visits, skimp on their medicine, and put off mammograms, Pap smears and other tests
Getting a pink slip. Being downsized. Making adjustments. Reorganizing.
Multiple people have died after a large crane collapse at a chemical plant in Houston, Texas.
For many people, bad habits are unconscious.
There's a new No. 1 in the college hoops world, but it's not North Carolina's fault. With Saturday's suffocation of Georgetown, Memphis supplanted the undefeated Tar Heels in the Power Rankings' top spot.
As much as I'd like to believe our entire readership has been with this college hoops season from its basic-cable opener (Gardner-Webb over Kentucky, Nov. 8!) and its Pay-Per-View debut (Florida over North Dakota State, Nov. 9!), I am aware that is not the case. As bowl season fades away, casual hoop fans come trickling in with dire need of a catch-up course. The Power Rankings are here to provide it, tuition-free, in three parts per team:
Air show plane crash
The cost of real estate is rising for businesses across the country, as office rents took their biggest leap in over six years, according to a new report.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are going to miss their family. Not their immediate family -- their movie family.
Troy Dayton pops a little white pill every morning. He's one of the 10 million Americans taking a daily antidepressant. But in his case, he says he was never depressed in the first place.
The college marching band, that benignly regimented music machine, has enjoyed a bit of a legacy in pop music, probably dating back to the title track of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk." But it isn't often you get to hear a marching band as supercharged and low-down, as rudely alive, as the one in "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
(FORTUNE Small Business) - After ten years of university training in classical piano, Lorie Line finally landed her first job as a professional musician. For $40 a day she was hired to tickle the -...
A military salary starts with "basic pay," or what a service member earns before all incentives, allowances, bonuses and benefits (see table below).
As the ballot counting in the presidential election stretched into Wednesday morning, it became clear that Ohio could become the Florida of 2004.
Sen. Mark Dayton Wednesday defended his decision to close his Capitol Hill office until after the November 2 election, saying it would have been "immoral" to leave his staff members as "human shields" facing a possible terrorist attack while he returned home to Minnesota.
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minnesota, closed his Capitol Hill office Tuesday until after the November 2 election, fearing a possible terrorist attack that could harm his staff or visitors.
I'm considering buying Iraqi currency as an investment. Is that a good idea?
The U.N. High Representative to Bosnia Wednesday sacked 60 high-level Serb officials because they failed to arrest suspected war criminals, calling their lack of action a "sustained, long-term, gross refusal."
AMERICA'S commercial banks are joining the front ranks of ecological warriors. No, they haven't been overwhelmed by conscience or idealism. Federal regulation has drawn them and other lenders such ...
LISTEN! THAT THUD YOU JUST heard was mortgage interest rates hitting bottom, the lowest they've been since December 1977. Now, with the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 8.9% an...
VEHICLE LOCATOR It's 3 A.M. Do you know where your car is? With the Stolen Vehicle Locator Service you do. Run by PacTel Teletrac, a combined venture of Pacific Telesis and International Teletrac S...
In planning their estates, Terry and Patty MacEwen of Dayton had to solve two problems. First, Terry, 41, and Patty, 37, wanted to make sure that their legacy would be kept safe and managed properl...
Foreigners are on a U.S. acquisition spree that is giving a new twist to the slogan ''Buy American.'' Economists at the Goldman Sachs investment banking firm estimate that foreign companies spent $...
Folks who had casually assumed that America's year-old immigration law was going to solve all their problems received a bit of a shock when they picked up the November 6 Wall Street Journal. Atop t...
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