| Nov 24, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Thelma Boyd and her Cheverly-area neighbors were at their wits' end when they connected with the University of Maryland's environmental law clinic.
She and other residents of distressed, predominantly black neighborhoods on the outskirts of Washington...
| Aug 21, 2012
Former NBA executive
Simon Gourdine, 72, who became the highest-ranking black executive in professional sports when he was named deputy commissioner of the NBA in 1974, died Thursday in Englewood, N.J. The NBA confirmed his death but...
| Oct 4, 2012
Mary Jean Pew
Head of Catholic college,
aide to Jerry Brown
Mary Jean Pew, 82, a former nun who taught history and government at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles then served as the school's acting president before it closed in 1980, died...
| Jun 12, 2012
As a single dad wading back into the dating pool, Daniel Ruyter was surprised how many women lost interest when he revealed, always in the first conversation, that he had a son.
"At first I took it personally," said the Orlando, Fla., information...
| Mar 18, 2012
Thomas P. Puccio, a former federal prosecutor who won the convictions of several members of Congress in the Abscam bribery scandal in the early 1980s and later became a prominent defense lawyer who secured for socialite Claus von Bulow an acquittal in his...
| Feb 28, 2011
The critically scorned 83rd Academy Awards rounded up just 37.6 million total viewers, slumping 10% compared with last year's Oscar telecast, according to the Nielsen Co....
| Mar 2, 2011
Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan on Wednesday named Henry Paul Fortier as Secretary of Faith Formation and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Orlando. Fortier is expected to begin work in June, replacing Nicholas...
| Nov 17, 2009
PIX, Tribune Broadcasting's New York CW affiliate has named Bill Carey News Director. This is a homecoming of sorts for Carey, a native New Yorker who held roles of significant responsibility in station management at WCBS and WABC during his award-winning...
| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.
| Oct 23, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday named Miami Auxiliary Bishop John Noonan as the fifth Bishop of Orlando's Roman Catholic diocese.
Noonan, 59, has been auxiliary bishop of Miami since 2005. Although the appointment is effective immediately, Noonan's...
| Sep 18, 2009
Fordham University students residing at a certain off-campus apartment building appear to be the targets of robberies.
This week, three students alone - living at 2505 Lorillard Place - were victims. One person was reportedly attacked Monday in the...