| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Half a century ago, engineers constructed a massive elevated highway through the center of this industrial city to quickly funnel traffic from downtown to the growing suburbs to the north.
Now, Van Robinson wants to make it disappear.
"We need to tear...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood.
The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...
| May 2, 2014
The graduation speech is a tricky literary genre, subject to nearly irreconcilable demands. Optimism must be balanced with realism; a significant occasion must be marked without collapsing into tedious solemnity; and at least a bit of good advice should...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The team is camped out in the company's sixth-floor conference room, all eyes trained on a large flat-screen TV mounted on the lime-green wall. On the screen is a scrolling Twitter feed filled with photos of a muscular, tattooed gentleman posing in...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As one of the most notorious legal events in American history, the murder trial of O. J. Simpson exposed deep national rifts in race, gender and class and helped usher in a new era in media.
A new documentary, "O.J.: Trial of the Century," which airs on...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88.
Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:56 AM
A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.
It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten.
The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton...