| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
For the North, the goal of the Civil War was to reunite the nation. That's how Abraham Lincoln defined it and why the Northern states rallied behind the effort.
Yet, the question of abolishing slavery was always somewhere in the discussion. Many...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:47 AM
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Yale University freshman has survived a four-story fall from a dormitory window.
School spokesman Tom Conroy said in an email Tuesday that the student fell from a window in Bingham Hall at about 2 p.m. Monday. Yale didn't have...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melanoma, and their risk decreases...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:14 PM
Decatur H. "Deke" Miller III, former chairman and managing partner of the Baltimore law firm of Piper & Marbury, now DLA Piper US LLP, who was also a philanthropist and patron of the arts, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from lung...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:21 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A student from Gainesville's Buchholz High School earned a perfect score on an Advanced Placement microeconomics exam.
The Gainesville Sun reports 19-year-old Kevin Huang graduated from Buchholz last spring and is now a...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:35 AM
Actor and author James Franco, who is rapidly becoming the Energizer Bunny of cinema, has announced the main cast for yet another film: an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, shooting on...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:00 AM
With final edits and approvals, members of a commission writing a report on the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have begun to think about the impact their work will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might read the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Not long after some grumpy administrative Grinch at the University of Maine warned employees against the placement of "religious-themed" decorations on campus — including candy canes — NASA announced that Christmas lights have become so bright...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital after a celebrated, decades-long career in neurosurgery: He wanted to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ.
But the 63-year-old has been too busy...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...