| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:28 PM
She kept two to three books atop her nightstand. Not the type to devour one at a time, Mary Alice Steffancin's Conway home was a nod to a lifelong passion for literature, words.
She kept classic literature, cookbooks, floral books, and everything in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog.
This season, there was a turnaround for the University of Alabama at Birmingham: A new coach led the team to six wins, game attendance doubled to...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 4:55 PM
When Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton signed the richest contract in North American sports history last week, it was irrefutable evidence validating the idea that teenagers who play multiple sports in high school can still fulfill their sports...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The Getty Research Institute said Thursday that it was acquiring the archives of the late photographer Robert McElroy who documented New York's vibrant performance-art scene in the 1960s.
McElroy, who later became a staff photographer for Newsweek,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education.
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.
But after he arrived last year, he learned that the college...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Daniel Keyes, the author of "Flowers for Algernon," died Tuesday in Florida, the New York Times has reported, from complications from pneumonia. He was 86.
The Brooklyn-born writer published his most famous work first as a novella, which won the Hugo...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Emily Wylam, a Grafton High graduate, recently was named the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at the University of Rochester (N.Y.).
She was hired after spending four seasons as an assistant at Case Western Reserve, a top-notch...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:53 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt.
But the security guard couldn't...