| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.
5) Friday: South Carolina State University was locked down for several hours Friday afternoon after a fatal shooting outside a dormitory left one student dead....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Authorities are seeking at least four assailants in the shooting at South Carolina State University in which one student was wounded, officials said on Friday.
The assailants are being sought off campus, University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson told...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said.
Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Norman J. "Bud" Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who devised and directed the 1959 stress test that saved the Watts Towers from the wrecking ball by proving that the world-famous landmark was structurally sound and safe, has died. He was 86....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Don't tiger mother me!" my daughter replied the other evening in response to the obligatory nightly homework question.
Eye-rolling and laughter ensued, and it became clear that the phrase "tiger mother" had entered the national lexicon. Since The Wall...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:47 AM
The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin.
Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Many religions condemn overeating and gluttony. Yet young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to turn into obese middle-agers than those with no religious involvement, according to research from the Northwestern...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:11 PM
At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Any time Emilia Czyszczon gets bogged down in her biological engineering studies — any time she considers taking the easy route on an assignment — she thinks about her father.
He, too, attended Purdue University, but only after emigrating...
| Jan 14, 2012
As a teenager attending a Catholic school in Hong Kong in the 1960s, Carolyn Y. Woo never imagined that her studies were helping prepare her to one day lead Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, one of the world's largest international humanitarian...