| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The women balance on ladders, stretching up to hang bright pinatas from the ceiling of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown.
The bold yellow pinata with the red flowers should move a little to the right, one says. The green-and-gold pinata must be...
| 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.
| 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 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 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:45 PM
An Allentown attorney and former candidate for Lehigh County commissioner has been nominated as Allentown's next solicitor.
Susan Ellis Wild, an attorney with Allentown firm Gross McGinley, will replace outgoing solicitor Jerry Snyder pending a vote...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won.
But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Results of an international study of the financial savvy of teenagers around the world are in, and the verdict for the U.S. is disappointing, if not surprising: Our kids are right in the middle of the pack.
The study, conducted by the Programme for...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday announced federal judge nominations for two veterans of "26th and Cal," Chicago's Criminal Courts Building.
They are Associate Judge Jorge Luis Alonso and prosecutor John Robert Blakey.