| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:48 AM
Two million Muslims recently completed the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca, the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad. More than a billion Muslims across the globe turn to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to offer their five daily prayers. The holy cities of Mecca...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced Thursday who will help his Chief of Staff Katie McGinty transition into the governor's mansion.
Some of the new members of Wolf's transition team may look familiar. They served under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The U.S. Army has a new analytical tool that officials hope will counter a surge in suicides by identifying soldiers whose history, age and injuries indicate they are at high risk of taking their own lives.
In an analysis involving all 40,820 U.S....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The University of Chicago announced Wednesday afternoon that its public policy school — the institution's youngest and one of its less prominent professional schools — will be moving to a larger location, part of an effort to expand its...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SUNNYVALE, Calif. Born in a mostly black, working-class Detroit suburb, going to public schools where most kids qualified for the free-lunch program, Erin Teague wasn't a clear choice to join the top ranks of big Silicon Valley tech companies.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:18 AM
It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6.
The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield.
“Are you ready for a new direction? Are you ready to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Princeton University violated a federal antidiscrimination law by not "promptly and equitably" responding to complaints of sexual violence, in one case allowing a sexually hostile environment to continue for one student, the U.S. Department of Education...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move.
Quinn has not conceded defeat and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Lehigh University has a new leader.
John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release.
Simon is an internationally renowned...