A midnight deadline drew near for senators meeting in an extraordinary Sunday session to extend surveillance programs, but a lapse seemed unavoidable and intelligence officials worried about giving terrorists greater freedom to operate. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a presidential candidate, has made clear he planned to force theContinue Reading

“Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” is the 1971 debut single by Lobo. Written by Lobo under his real name Kent LaVoie, it appears on the Introducing Lobo album. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first of his four number one on the Easy Listeningchart, where itContinue Reading

When the cops raided Ginnifer Hency’s home in Smiths Creek, Michigan, last July, “they took everything,” she told state legislators on Tuesday, including TV sets, ladders, her children’s cellphones and iPads, even her vibrator. They found six ounces of marijuana and arrested Hency for possession with intent to deliver, “evenContinue Reading

Forget cats and dogs—it was raining spiders recently in southern Australia, according to local news reports. Millions of spiders dropped from the sky in the Southern Tablelands region (map), blanketing the countryside with their webs. “They fly through the sky and then we see these falls of spiderwebs that lookContinue Reading

   In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles. Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon’s annual Prime membership program and make a purchase of $35 or more by noon will receive their items byContinue Reading