| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Current job: lieutenant governor
Previous positions: Law school professor, Southern Illinois University; Carbondale City Council member; candidate for Carbondale mayor; Jackson...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:43 PM
In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on dealing with travelers from Ebola-stricken regions Monday, but its lack of firm rules left a patchwork of state-by-state strategies that include mandatory quarantines for some...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Democrat Ken Ulman, dressed in Lucky jeans and a polo shirt, strode to the entrance of Robinson Nature Center, excited to give a tour of one of his favorite accomplishments as Howard County executive.
"This is really what I get giddy about," said Ulman,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Political party: Democrat
Current job: U.S. senator since 1997, now assistant majority leader
Born in: East St. Louis
Lives in: Springfield and Chicago
Personal: Married to Loretta with children Paul, Jennifer and Christine...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:32 PM
A prominent Jewish rabbi and Towson University professor arrested Tuesday on voyeurism charges in D.C. hid a camera in a clock-radio to record as many as six women changing and showering at a ritual bathhouse, according to charging documents released...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets.
The explosion echoed another — just six months...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Kevin Diatezua wasn't sure what he wanted to study when he transferred to the University of Central Florida.
"I wanted to take a little taste of everything before I made a definite decision," said Diatezua, 24. "I was under the impression that college...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Marissa Mayer caused an uproar last year when she banned telecommuting for Yahoo employees. Now it looks like she again wants workers as close to the company as possible.
The online tech company is reportedly cutting about 400 positions at its...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Sep 26, 2014
Its greatness is right there in the title, not to mention on every page. But "The Great Gatsby," the 1925 masterpiece by F. Scott Fitzgerald, occupies an oddly precarious position in the ranks of Great American Novels. As a staple of high school...