| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A 6-year-old was confined in seclusion in his elementary school, a high school student was held face down in a parking lot by a number of adults and another child, placed in seclusion, was told to use a bed pan to urinate.
Over the last three months,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers'...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:55 AM
America has crossed a few ominous thresholds that should give us pause. For one, poisonings are killing more people than car crashes in the United States, making them the leading cause of accidental death in the country for the first time. The vast...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
NOTE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 4, in Richmond, the license hearing for Dr. Roger Phillips has been "continued." The Board of Medicine was not able to provide any further information.
The Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When one of us takes in another's face, it's like a party in the brain. Signals dart from region to region as we piece together the eyes, the mouth, the emotional expression, the degree of attraction or fear we may feel, the memory of a familiar feature...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.
And scientists need your help to test it out.
A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Ralph Waite, an actor who played the patriarch of a Depression-era Virginia family on the classic television series "The Waltons," has died. He was 85.
Waite, a Palm Desert resident, died Thursday, his manager, Alan Mills, told the Associated Press. The...
| Mar 9, 2014
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:06 PM
It was supposed to be just like every other annual Harvard-Yale game: a lively, fierce rivalry coupled with students and alumni cheering and tailgating.
But on Nov. 19, 2011, one tailgate festivity got out of hand: Brendan Ross, a member of the Yale...