| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mass shootings have occurred in the United States with increasing frequency over the past 14 years, with 486 people killed in 160 incidents, according to an FBI analysis released on Wednesday.
There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Hundreds of students and staff at Harvard University received emails on Friday from a sender who threatened to come to the Ivy League school "tomorrow" and shoot them, according to campus police.
The Harvard University Police Department said it could...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:04 PM
SIMSBURY — Town Director of Administrative Services, Tom Cooke, has three major commitments in his life.
The first is to his family, the second is to the town of Simsbury, and his third commitment is to music, said Cooke, who has been part of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
William A. Fogle Jr., who served as Mayor William Donald Schaefer's executive assistant and all-purpose troubleshooter and later became secretary of the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation, died Wednesday at his Glen Rock, Pa., farm of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:20 AM
You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it "sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"?
According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Bruce Rauner's voice boomed across the beer garden at Schooner's, a blue-collar Bloomington watering hole known for its king-size pork tenderloin sandwiches that could feed a family of four.
"Look, I'm not a politician, I'm a business guy," declared...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN THE end, the awful truth is that Hollywood is us, which means that, though its addictions may be another form of entertainment for jaded Americans, they are really no different from our own.
"Take away Lindsay Lohan's beauty and notoriety, and she'...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Caltech inaugurated its new president Friday: Thomas Rosenbaum, a physicist who was previously provost at the University of Chicago.
The outdoor inauguration ceremony at Beckman Auditorium, complete with a procession of faculty in their academic gowns,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.
“Are you OK?” the nurse asked.
Was she insane? Which...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Current job: Congressman
Born in: Madison, Wis.
Lives in: Naperville
Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...