| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
STORRS — Life is about percentages. As one of the six men interviewed late in 1998 by Lew Perkins, Don Patterson had a 16.7 percent chance of replacing Skip Holtz for the head UConn coaching job. Diagnosed with Stage IV tonsillar cancer in 2008,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante.
Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday.
Less than four minutes into the team's scrimmage, parked on the left side of the field at Northeast Regional Recreation Center, he aimed a shot to the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The year 2013 was, for the most part, a positive one on the Baltimore dining scene, except perhaps for trend-spotters. For every sign, there was a counter-sign. The sudden closing of a restaurant was followed by an unexpected, or at least not highly...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 12:11 PM
An 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose battle against a rare form of leukemia became a social media sensation that inspired thousands of people to gather and sing her Christmas carols, has succumbed to her disease, her family announced on Wednesday....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Mittens McGee doesn't exactly look like an artist.
He's a friendly, fat, gray-and-white cat who commands a comfy couch in his room with a view at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.
A few weeks ago, though, teen volunteers wrangled Mittens...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Hampton gained one of its most remarkable victories in school history, outlasting Big 12 opponent Kansas State 86-75 Saturday with a game-closing 12-0 run in the second overtime period before a crowd of 587 at the HU Convocation Center.
| Dec 17, 2013
Sara Eisen never met Sam Sommer during his brief life, but she feels like she knew him. Sam's parents — both rabbis — had detailed their 8-year-old son's battle against cancer in a painfully honest and emotional blog.
"It was an amazing...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:13 PM
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s.
Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still.
A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....