| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled two measures to bring more mental health records into the federal background check system for gun purchases, the first new proposals on firearms violence since a spate of gun control bills...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:50 AM
President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia.
The papers showed...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements.
Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Thirty-five Annapolis students spent their Tuesday examining river critters in a net, measuring water clarity and planting more than 100 trees and shrubs.
The day of hands-on outdoor activities capped The Water Project, an initiative led by a young...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape.
Peter Sung Ohr, in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The Crealde School of Art in Winter Park is opening an exhibit by documentary photographer Paul Kwilecki.
"While Paul ranks among the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well-known," says Tom Rankin,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal.
The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:31 AM
In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing.
But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Kathleen DeSales Nolan, a public relations executive who headed communications for Constellation Energy, died of melanoma March 2 at her Ellicott City home. She was 64.
"There was never a communications challenge that Kathy couldn't handle," said...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Let's shift the national healthcare conversation from insurance exchanges to some of the other important components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): delivering affordable, high-quality care with improved patient satisfaction.
While our first thoughts of...