| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:46 PM
For nearly 45 years, Daphne Daume scoured the drafts of entries to the Encyclopaedia Britannica searching for flaws. She fixed misspellings, perfected grammar and fine-tuned content until it was ready for publication.
Ms. Daume, 90, a copy editor for...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:31 AM
When she returns to Baltimore, Zoey Washington walks the streets with relative anonymity.
She'll pop into local boutiques unnoticed. This isn't the reception you would expect for a woman who founded a nationally recognized styling collective, LittleBird,...
| Sep 12, 2014
While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:56 AM
If you looked at Google's homepage this morning, you may have seen a familiar face.
Today's Google doodle honors author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a longtime resident of Central Florida's Eatonville.
Hurston was born 123 years ago today in...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:44 AM
A list of alleged rapists who attend Columbia University first started appearing in bathroom stalls on campus, but after it was repeatedly covered, students have resorted to printing it on fliers, according to PIX 11.
The fliers list four men: one is...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:40 AM
CORAL GABLES The University of Miami baseball team found out Sunday night that they’ll host their 25th NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional this weekend — on Monday, the Hurricanes found out they'll face off with Bethune-Cookman, Columbia...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Kenneth Edelin
Physician in 1970s
landmark abortion case
Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner.
Schriro was the only candidate...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Claude Steele, a social psychology expert who is the dean of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will become the provost of UC Berkeley, it was announced Monday.
UC Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks on Monday announced his...