| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:30 PM
World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it?
The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:05 PM
BERLIN — Fresh out of the University of Massachusetts in 1968 with a bachelor's in health and physical education and looking for a job, Alice Mitchell got as far as Berlin and stopped.
"It seemed like a really nice community," Mitchell said when...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
DETROIT Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal, who retired this week at 61 after four decades in the industry, led the auto supplier through a bankruptcy and improbable comeback and now leaves the company in the best financial shape of its 16-year life.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1.
The senior ran down the hall of Costa Mesa High School to tell his counselor, all the while dialing his mom.
Edwards got a leg up on his...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning.
Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate.
President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:16 PM
A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds.
Brock Allen Turner, 19, is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with five felony counts,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:06 PM
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful.
Despite the push for legalization,...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 2:04 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:01 PM
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook.
The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...