| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Facebook has been playing with its users' emotions, and now a lot of people are upset.
For one week in 2012, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were unknowingly subjected to an experiment in which their news feed was altered to see whether...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Three years ago, N.C. State fans put a hurt on UNC-Chapel Hill by discovering that a football player's term paper largely consisted of passages cut and pasted from several sources. It was the first hint of a long-standing academic scandal involving...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KAVOUSI, Greece High on a hill overlooking the Mirabello Bay and what the poet Homer called the "wine dark sea," work resumed in June uncovering an ancient city that had been lost for millennia.
Archaeologists and students from North Carolina and...
| Aug 1, 2014
Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:32 AM
When Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty was entering the NFL draft in 2005, he was struck in the eye with a beer bottle while trying to leave a bar when a fight broke out.
Canty suffered a detached retina that required emergency surgery, which...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 AM
IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
| May 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Their is a set rule in the Scott household: Always, no matter how you feel at that particular moment, say "I love you" at bedtime.
Why? Because life offers no guarantees.
"You don't know if I'm going to wake up tomorrow or not," Eldrie Scott would...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
University of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal has turned toward the basketball program with claims made by former star Rashad McCants telling ESPN that he took bogus courses, rarely went to classes and tutors wrote his term papers. McCants said...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.
All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I still remember the mnemonic as if it were 1972 and I was sitting in fourth grade science class.
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.
The first letter from each word aided countless primary school kids like me in memorizing the nine...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:41 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — His father was a mule dealer. His father's father was a mule dealer. But George Ella Tyson Jr., who has always gone by Dick, wasn't interested in the family business — no offense to the family, or mules, for that matter.