| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:18 PM
An Allentown attorney and former candidate for Lehigh County commissioner has been confirmed as Allentown's next solicitor.
Susan Ellis Wild, an attorney with Allentown firm Gross McGinley, will replace outgoing solicitor Jerry Snyder following a 6-0...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:38 AM
The legal fight over land playing out between the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a tiny Middle River church is one of the rare lawsuits filed against the denomination in the state. But it's one of dozens of such cases across the nation over 30 years...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The stocky Chihuahua mix strained at his collar, unhinged by the cacophony of yelps coming from the Downey animal shelter's kennels. The young man at the other end of the leash was equally unsettled. Clearly he had misgivings about leaving Charlie in this...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Despite the outrage over recent high-profile grand jury decisions not to indict, most criticism of the American grand jury has focused on its perceived ineffectiveness as a filter for criminal charges. Grand juries rarely decline to indict; indeed, recent...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Guilford Glazer, the developer of the Del Amo Fashion Center and a philanthropist who funded Jewish studies programs at schools including Pepperdine University and Nanjing University in China, has died. He was 93.
Glazer's death at his Beverly Hills...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When beloved Lake Forest High School Social Studies Chairman James Gantt died suddenly of natural causes Sept. 17 at 63, it set off a flurry of communication among alumni.
They reminisced, grieved and brainstormed ways to remember and honor Gantt, who...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There are many factors behind the rising rate of obesity, such as the increased intake of highly processed foods and lower physical activity. But scientists also are exploring less obvious connections, such as stress, sleep deprivation, and even the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Ruth B. Thompson, a retired Veterans Administration personnel executive and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Chapel Hill, N.C., in her sleep of undetermined causes.
She was 103.
The daughter of George Curtis Baird, an...
| Dec 23, 2014
It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold.
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Name recognition plays a big role in races for two Palm Beach County Commission seats up for election this November, but in very different ways.
In one race, incumbent commissioner Steven Abrams highlights his long experience in public office as his main...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:18 PM
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night voted to confirm Jorge L. Alonso, a Cook County associate judge, and John Blakey, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's head of special prosecutions, to vacant judgeships on the U.S. District Court for the Northern...