| May 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends.
| May 14, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Butte College administrator Al Renville was never trained as a police investigator, but that's close to the job he found himself in when two students had a sexual encounter off campus that led one to file a complaint with the school.
Renville said his...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Photos that will make your stomach drop. Most of them worked on me.(Hat tip,......
| May 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
UCLA has announced the public start of a $4.2-billion fundraising campaign — the largest such effort of any state university in the country — to increase student financial aid, bolster faculty hiring and research, and construct new campus...
| May 18, 2014
Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina.
Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list.
After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:23 AM
In a front-page story in the New York Times on Sunday, Jennifer Medina reported on the phenomenon of “trigger warnings” -- “explicit alerts,” requested by students at universities across the country, “that the material they...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:24 AM
LONDON — Britain's AstraZeneca on Monday rejected a sweetened and "final" offer from Pfizer, puncturing the U.S. drugmaker's plan for a merger to create the world's biggest pharmaceuticals group.
The rebuff came nine hours after Pfizer said on...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Youth in the news
County notes in the Times: "Guilford: Six youths and nine adults from Howard County were delegated to the twenty-fifth annual Maryland State Conference of the NAACP branches on Saturday May 1, at Rockville. At the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Legendary minor league owner Joe Buzas purchased the Eastern League's Syracuse franchise for $25,000 in 1957 and moved the team to Allentown, Pa. Buzas would relocate the Red Sox Double A affiliate to Reading, Pa., Pittsfield, Mass. and Pawtucket, R.I....
| May 19, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Sunny Singh campaigned for UCLA student body president this spring, pledging to push for mental health resources, increase graduate school opportunities and make student government more efficient.
But try as he might, Singh believed his campaign kept...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Hailing a taxi in Orange County just got a little easier.
A taxi request app for smartphones, Flywheel, expanded service to some cities in Orange County, including Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa.
The app allows users to call...