| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:02 PM
FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium.
The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams.
“Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor.
Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Maryland offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo – whose hiring was announced by the school six days ago – is leaving to accept a job with the New England Patriots, the NFL team announced Wednesday.
The Terps will begin a search immediately to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Lawyers for the so-called NATO 3 got their first crack at cross-examining the first of two undercover Chicago police officers Thursday after Cook County prosecutors finished playing more than 50 undercover recordings that form the backbone of their case....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Monday I wrote about my amateur sleuthing attempts to uncover the truth behind the Google Mystery Barge. (Spoiler alert: I failed. But did find some interesting clues.)
But one of the fun things about this story is pondering just what the heck Google...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Hot sauce is so hot right now.
For the last few months, thanks to a daily Google alert for “Sriracha,” I’ve been treated to all manner of news about the fiery sweet-and-sour chili sauce that has become one of L.A.’s most...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...