| Apr 7, 2015
| 4:12 PM
Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan — he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school.
It worked. And then some. The teenager from Long...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:38 PM
George E. Boynton, a retired insurance executive and standout athlete who played high school, college and club lacrosse, died Saturday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at the Blakehurst retirement community. The former...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The world that inspired the art of Miguel Cabrera, and the lost masterpiece of his that was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was one that few today would recognize.
“From Spaniard and Morisca, Albino,” a work of art...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 2:30 PM
The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has chosen a former administrator from another Jesuit institution to lead the Los Angeles campus, officials announced Friday.
Timothy Law Snyder will be the 16th president when he takes over in June....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Wednesday is April Fool's Day, but the subject of a talk at 7 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, while outrageous, is no hoax.
Author Paul Fischer will give a free Book/Mark talk about his nonfiction book, "A Kim Jong-...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Few organ fans have not heard the name Eric Plutz. The Princeton University organist has garnered critical acclaim, with performances called "stunning" by American Organist magazine. He has performed as a soloist or accompanist in the great concert halls,...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 9:50 PM
The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Dr. Samuel McC. M. Lumpkin, a retired otolaryngologist who was a partner in Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died March 10 at his White Hall farm of complications from Rocky Mountain spotted fever. He was 83.
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Coleen Burrus, alderman of the Evanston's far south 9th Ward since 2009, confirmed Tuesday that she will step leave office next month to become Princeton University's new director of corporate and foundation relations.
Princeton officials said in an...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:22 PM
Alex Schmidt of Allentown, who won the 2014 National Middle School History Bee, will have the home advantage this year.
For the first time, the Pennsylvania history bee championship will be held in the Lehigh Valley. Dozens of students will be answering...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87.
Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...