| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:00 AM
A recent report from the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Children's Book Center reveals the persistence of a diversity gap in literature for children and adolescents. In 2014, only 112 books for young people featured Asian/Pacific and Asian/...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:35 AM
The tools in Apple's ResearchKit could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study.
Here are key things to know:...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 8:27 PM
TOUCHSTONE RECEIVES GRANT FOR 'JOURNEY FROM THE EAST'
Touchstone Theatre received a $20,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the completion of its two-year community project "Journey from the East." The project concludes with a free, large-...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:35 PM
The son of Chicago billionaire Rivers Casino owner Neil Bluhm and one of his top executives have invested in a rival video gaming operation even as the elder Bluhm backs a campaign to rein in video poker's growth in Illinois.
Unite Here, a national hotel...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 6:53 PM
With his chums in the windy hills outside Wellington, New Zealand, Brian Sutton-Smith came to know a thing or two about how to have fun.
The friends swooped over an abyss on ropes tied to a pine tree, yelling out the name of the legendary boy who...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 11:40 AM
Growing up in Baltimore as the child of Trinidadian immigrants, Lauren Francis-Sharma saw her hardworking parents pursue the American dream, while holding fast to nostalgic dreams of a Caribbean homeland an ocean away.
"From an early age, I straddled...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Some 1,700 Office Depot headquarters employees in Boca Raton are likely to keep a careful watch on news from Washington, D.C., in the coming months.
They know their futures could be shaped by whether the Federal Trade Commission allows their company...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:25 AM
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation.
McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Dear Mr. Bradshaw,
I have submitted applications to a number of top-tier colleges and am now waiting to hear their decision. I will be on pins and needles until the April 1 decision date.
You have worked with a lot of high school seniors who have...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:00 AM
When it comes to the honesty demanded of public figures, Americans appear to be a fickle bunch.
Former President Clinton is once again a widely admired leader, despite infamous prevarications regarding his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. In contrast,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:30 AM
At long last, a group of respected physicians and obesity researchers has stepped forward to challenge the facile bromide that America's weight issues can be easily fixed by diet and exercise.
Take note, glib-talking doctors and legislators, rail-thin...