Updated at 12:24 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.

Posted at 7:00 AM

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." — Confucius

Posted at 6:00 AM

The suburbs have had it rough in the last few years. The 2008-2009 economic collapse led to waves of foreclosures in suburbia, as home prices plummeted. More recently, census data suggest that Americans are actually shifting back closer to city...

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 2:57 AM

ATHENS, Greece — A ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation.

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 12:16 AM

A retired couple who moved to Medford from New Jersey to be near their grandchildren have poured countless hours into expanding Kid Time! Discovery Experience, more than doubling its preschool space and increasing its enrollment in less than a...

Updated Dec 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jasmin Falls played with a lot determination despite an injury in South Medford’s opening-game victory at the 15th annual West Coast Jamboree.Falls posted a double-double and made a critical three-point...

Updated Dec 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

LOS ANGELES—Members of the UCLA men’s basketball team haven’t talked about the Kentucky game. UCLA Coach Steve Alford said there aren’t any plans to do so.The idea is to learn, move on and, they hope, bury that...

Updated Dec 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

LOS ANGELES — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors’ reserves came up big in the fourth quarter of a 110-98 victory over the Clippers on Saturday, ending Los Angeles’ eight-game home winning streak.Jonas...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A Canadian energy firm more than a decade ago searched the Pacific Coast for a perfect port to handle ships loaded with liquefied natural gas.It settled on Coos Bay, which once proclaimed itself "the world's largest lumber shipping...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Central Point civic leaders are taking the right approach to curbing dangerous dogs with an ordinance that focuses on owners.The Central Point City Council could take final action on a draft ordinance at a meeting Jan. 8. If they approve...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’m not one for crowds, so during the fevered shopping rush of the recent past, my friend Lynn and I escaped the clogged arterial hubs of Medford for a scenic 45-minute jaunt north, past Lost Creek Lake to Prospect, a town built long ago...

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