| May 20, 2014
Michael Hawley's father was in the Coast Guard, his uncles served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II.
His great-grandfather was a major general, a top-ranked Army surgeon during World War II. In fact, Hawley can trace his ancestors'...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Although investigators believe that Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza might have taken his motive to the grave, some mental health experts are looking at a disturbing storybook authored by Lanza a decade before the massacre for clues as to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:57 AM
If you’re a college student, there’s no better feeling than taking that last exam, packing up your dorm room and heading home for the summer. Summertime means a break from days spent in classrooms and nights spent studying at libraries. Yet if...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Under normal circumstances, an up-and-coming academic might be pleased to have his work cited by a leading politician in the heat of a major policy debate.
Not so Rand Ghayad, who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The fight for higher fast-food wages is coming to Los Angeles.
Just a few days before Labor Day, restaurant workers plan to walk off the job at big-name chains around Southern California to demand $15-an-hour pay, according to organizers.
| Oct 13, 2013
In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
As record heat baked Baltimore, a wave of violence unfurled across the city: six shootings and eight people wounded over a period of less than eight hours.
The first shots were fired around dinnertime Wednesday, and the violence continued until after...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Impact players for Hinsdale Central’s volleyball team, Alex Davis and Lauren Fuller are constantly improving. The juniors are incredibly focused on their team, which made it to the regional finals in the playoffs this season. Davis and Fuller also...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Spring is the high season of college life in Boston, with Frisbee on the Common and sun-bathing on the Esplanade, but students were finding it a very different place Friday as they stared out their windows from the dormitories where they were locked down....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BOSTON — "Don't worry about a thing," sings Bob Marley in the song that's become a Red Sox anthem for 2013.
Really, what could be more fitting? Boston is in the World Series and Thursday was one of those beautiful blue sky Beantown days, when...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...