| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The number of teenagers getting behind the wheel of a car is on a downward slope, as more and more youngsters opt out of obtaining licenses.
Broward and Palm Beach counties each had roughly 3,000 fewer licensed drivers aged 15 to17 this year than they...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A student at Muhlenberg College in Allentown is one of six winners of "Team Oscar" college search and will get to deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Academy Awards on March 2, which will be aired live on......
| Jan 31, 2014
John Schneiter succeeded the revered Gay Kintner as Decatur High School's basketball coach after Kintner died at the start of the second half of a Feb. 15, 1960, game against crosstown archrival MacArthur High.
Mr. Schneiter went on to also become one...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix subscribers were apparently happier with the service in late 2013 than they were a year earlier -- but the Internet streamer's customer-satisfaction scores are still well below levels it enjoyed before a major price hike in mid-2011.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Lizzie Black Kander has been called the "Jane Addams of Milwaukee" for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing "The Settlement Cook Book" in 1901. The book provided more than recipes; it taught newcomers to this country how...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas.
No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Just the other day, the day that James Franco visited the Poetry Foundation to speak with acclaimed poet and mentor Frank Bidart on stage before a sold-out crowd of 800, the following poetic events happened: About 5:40 p.m on Wednesday, outside...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation how the University of Michigan handled rape allegations against a former football player.
The department notified former Michigan professor Douglas Smith of the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The percentage of people forgoing a car is on the rise, especially in dense urban areas, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Center. Using data from the American Community Survey, the study examined recent trends in the...