| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:02 AM
The good stuff in chocolate brings not only good cheer and improved blood flow: A new study suggests it may have the power to turn back the clock on age-related memory loss. In research that will need to be replicated by larger trials, a concentrated...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:49 PM
William "Bill" German, a veteran journalist who helped turn the San Francisco Chronicle into Northern California's dominant newspaper during his tenure as its editor, died Wednesday at his home in San Rafael after a long illness, the Chronicle reported....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:22 PM
America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.
Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Don't blame it on her short skirt, too much alcohol or sexy dancing. A woman is never "asking for it" if she is sexually assaulted or raped — and the same is true for men.
That's the message that Sally Rappaport, a Wesleyan sophomore, set out to...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC team said the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names?
That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr account listing...