| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:45 PM
At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:06 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects spelling of Emily Weisburst's name in second paragraph)
Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:10 AM
With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.
Though investments and...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:03 AM
"Who's your friend?" Meredith Maffett asked her brother, Bret, after seeing a picture of him with his classmates — including Seth Taylor — at Wake Forest University.
Meredith was home in West Hartford while her brother studied in North...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
For the second consecutive season, Oak Ridge will start play without a home-field advantage.
Repairs to the field at Lee Leonard Stadium, which had drainage issues and was damaged by flooding last season, have not been completed.
The school has...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In overweight women, aspirin or other drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breast cancers more treatable, researchers suggest.
Hormone-driven breast cancer was less likely to return in overweight women...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 PM
The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return.
More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury Friday, accused of two felony counts of abusing his power by eliminating funds for the state’s ethics watchdog.
The byzantine case involves the drunk-driving conviction of a Democratic prosecutor,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:20 PM
AUSTIN, Texas Adm. William McRaven, whose 37-year career arc has taken him from University of Texas journalism graduate to coordinator of the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed, is the sole finalist for chancellor of the 15-campus University of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies.
This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...