| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
This isn't your grandfather's NASA.
That's the gist of a growing push at the space agency as a whole, and at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton in particular, to get more peach fuzz among the grizzled veterans of its workforce.
In fact, NASA...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Katarina Perez was 9 years old when her father, a Chicago police officer, was killed in the line of duty.
Now a 21-year-old college student, Perez spent the weekend with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation as it caravaned around Chicago to deliver...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:31 PM
In retirement, Bill Johnson brought his love of horses to his role as board president of Newark, Ill.-based Equine Dreams, a nonprofit horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in Kendall County.
"To everybody here he was 'Sweet...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Mark Alt never felt any different than anybody else he grew up around, but he sure was, and people took notice.
The son of John Alt, the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame right tackle, a 6-foot-8 behemoth of a man, Mark Alt had some very big shoes to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation.
He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Thousands of students across the country are lifting their red Solo cups to cheers to the nation's top party schools, named Monday by The Princeton Review as part of its annual list of college rankings.
This year Syracuse University in New York beat out...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Berlin girls swimming coach Andy Ahlberg concluded his competitive career in 2013, but he hasn't left the sport.
After starring at Glastonbury and lettering four years at the University of Iowa, Ahlberg began coaching after graduation in December 2013....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Emergency rooms weren't always staffed by specialists — doctors well-versed in making life-or-death decisions when a patient arrives at the hospital in cardiac arrest, bleeding from a gunshot wound, or suffering from a drug overdose.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced a $1.3-billion package of public subsidies to lure a Tesla Motors battery factory, he stressed that the huge sum would be dwarfed by an economic windfall for local residents.
The electric car maker will create...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around the table: How...