| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:04 PM
John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work.
Richard Michael Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper who helped train police in Iraq, was devoted to his daughters.
Vishnu Pandit, who came to the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It takes steady nerves, risk taking and a willingness to cut through the hype when deciding that an unproven company has a product worth investing in. It also takes guts.
Fifteen students in a business school class at the University of Missouri in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight.
Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
| Oct 6, 2013
The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Every year about this time, when the school session is still young, administrators, parents and students reengage in the age-old battle over what is and isn't appropriate clothing.
On school campuses, dress codes are brandished like sacred documents,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:43 PM
"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'"
— Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking Glass"
The marble friezes above the Supreme Court chamber depict...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Incoming University of Michigan dormitory residents will find condoms in vending machines alongside snacks and soft drinks.
The 2013-14 is the first full school year with condom-stocked machines in campus dorms, according...