| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West.
He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
| Jun 28, 2014
Even for Cook County, which has seen nearly 100 wrongful convictions exposed in the last quarter-century, Tuesday was momentous. The convictions of two men for a 1992 double murder were thrown out the same day a record $40 million settlement was made...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has lined up some impressive artists — opera baritone Nathan Gunn, Broadway dynamo Patti Lupone, jazz singer Spider Saloff and the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser —...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers will share in a $30 million grant that aims to find the best methods of preventing falls, a big problem for seniors.
Ten institutions will begin recruiting seniors in the fall for a five-year study that will compare existing...
| Jun 23, 2014
Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent.
McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Most of us, for reasons having to do with lack of talent, physical gifts or luck, must at some time give up our youthful dreams. And so we realized long ago that we would not be playing quarterback for the Bears, not be an astronaut and walk on the moon,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
David M. Allen was promoted to partner at law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman in Chicago in the Trust and Estates practice. He focuses on tax, succession and business planning for clients of significant wealth. Allen received his law degree from the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Mark J. Reyes was promoted to partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman law firm in Chicago in the Corporate practice. He focuses on corporate and securities matters. Reyes received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his bachelor's...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:47 AM
A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on...