| May 16, 2015
| 12:14 PM
The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 9:37 AM
Writing letters since: The weekend after 9/11, mainly for the Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsday. "I try to send out a letter at least once a week. I enjoy doing them, and there is plenty to write about nowadays."
| May 15, 2015
| 2:45 PM
In the aftermath of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, a group called Fashion Girls for Humanity has organized an online auction to fund relief work there.
Hosted through Charity Buzz and supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the...
| May 14, 2015
| 2:36 PM
The 20-year-old midshipman everyone called "Z" was three days into his summer break. He didn't have to return to the Naval Academy.
Justin Zemser, however, wouldn't miss the chance to drill underclassmen in Sea Trials on Tuesday.
It would be his...
| May 13, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Hurricane Sandy flooded the high school on the New York coast and wrecked its football field.
Newly-elected class president Justin Zemser called the students together.
“He just kept our spirits up,” said Khaleel Anderson, a classmate....
| May 8, 2015
| 11:55 PM
In 2008, a 7.9 earthquake left a path of destruction in the Chinese province of Sichuan, leveling whole communities and leaving as many as 88,000 dead.
The chaos and confusion was made worse because the temblor disabled more than 2,000 cellphone towers,...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:19 PM
A major automobile importer that suffered severe damage when storm Sandy swept over New Jersey ports in October 2012 has accused The Travelers Indemnity Co. of Hartford of refusing to pay "large portions" of its claims.
A lawsuit filed by FAPS Inc.,...
| May 2, 2015
| 3:22 AM
Thumbs up: Shiloh Middle School in Hampstead and Carroll Community College teamed up recently to host a STEM day event, during which students built air-propelled "puff-mobiles," made slime and constructed lava lamps. The idea was to capture the middle-...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:14 PM
A hurricane hits New Jersey or an earthquake hits Haiti, Japan or Nepal — when a disaster strikes, the world moves to respond, providing short-term humanitarian aid and assistance along with long-term reconstruction.
For more than three decades,...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 6:36 PM
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is sending 300 Pennsylvania state troopers and other personnel to Baltimore, which has been rocked by protests, looting and fires.
Wolf announced Wednesday that the troopers will be heading south later this week after...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:01 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania say they have offered assistance following riots overnight in Baltimore but haven't been asked to come to the area.
Police said Tuesday that the offer was made in response to an Emergency Management...