| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
The long nights first started as a high school coach in Central Islip.
Sharon O’Leary was surprised by the Sundays spent in the basement watching film with other coaches. “No, dad is busy,” she would tell the kids, who were eager to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the oldest of six children in a sports-minded family, Joseph Silimperi knows all about teamwork.
And he knows all about Nazareth pride and tradition and loyal fans like Andy Weaver, who was the first to know about his new job.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:18 PM
More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:52 PM
O.J. Simpson. …Tiger Woods. …Jerry Sandusky. … Lance Armstrong. …and now, sadly, maybe even Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.
The list of people who turn out to be not exactly who we thought they were seems to grow daily in the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:15 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Anne E. Huot says she knows the challenges faced by first-generation college students, because she was one herself.
After growing up in Manchester, N.H., she and her six siblings were the first in their family to attend college.
"I had a...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:51 AM
It has become fashionable to despair of our supposed recent lack of technological progress. All the big inventions of modern society -- jet engines, television, nuclear weapons -- were on the scene by the early 1960s.
Proponents of this view should...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we’d get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; the numbers were a bit off, but who’s counting?
So plunging past the fiscal...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ravens Roost No. 7 held its 50th annual Extra Effort Award Banquet to honor the 40 members of the 2012 Coaches’ All-Washington County Football Team in addition to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham.
Boonsboro’s Ryan Ruiz was...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Kristina Anderson was a sophomore at Virginia Tech when she was shot twice in the back and once in the foot on April 16, 2007. In less than 12 minutes, the gunman shot and killed 11 of her classmates and one of her professors.
Six years after the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:34 PM
CHICAGO — There's a scary bedtime story on money in politics about how the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed a tidal wave of corporate cash into politics and drowned out the voices of the little people.
But as researchers...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
New 2012 census estimates...