| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The family of Andrew Boldt, a student and teaching assistant who was shot to death in an electrical engineering building at Purdue University, asked for prayers for him as police on Wednesday investigated the killing, allegedly by a fellow teaching...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The South Coast Water District has a new general manager, the agency announced in a news release.
Andrew Brunhart started Dec. 2 and replaces Betty Burnett, the district's legal counsel who had been general manager for eight months.
The district board...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Tom Laughlin, a filmmaker who drew a huge following for his movies about the ill-tempered, karate-chopping pacifist Billy Jack, died Thursday at a Thousand Oaks hospital. He was 82.
He had been in failing health for several years, his daughter Teresa...
| May 1, 2012
MILWAUKEE — The explosion in digital devices has triggered a rush by companies to hire digitally trained employees to provide and deliver the content for all those smartphones and computer tablets.
John Komp has been working in the digital industry...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Does anyone go through the newly ubiquitous body scanners at airport security and not wonder whether they are doing damage to themselves? I hope not. Because the short answer is we don't know.
We certainly know what the Transportation Security...
| Oct 28, 2011
The night began with alcohol, athletes and a group of freshman women. Before sunrise last Halloween, two female students would say they were sexually attacked by Marquette University athletes, touching off a crisis that quietly engulfed the school.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:39 PM
MILWAUKEE — On a chilly Sunday morning, a 19-year-old Marquette University student walked into the campus security office and tearfully reported being raped by an athlete just hours earlier.
She says two of the officers on duty that February day...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 12:49 AM
A former graduate student at Northwestern University reporting on the unrest in Libya is believed to be a captive of authorities in the North African country and has not been seen or heard from in nearly two weeks.
Friends of James Foley, 37, a New...
| Apr 27, 2011
Terrance W. McGarry, a former Los Angeles Times Valley edition reporter and assistant city editor whose previous work for United Press International included coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy, died Tuesday of a rare brain disease at his...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Campus sex assaults
A 14-month examination into the handling of sexual assault cases on Midwestern campuses prompted two federal investigations and sweeping changes to how universities and prosecutors respond to reports.
In November, the U.S. Department...