| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed.
In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Music and charity often go hand-in-hand.
When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes.
Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
| Sep 29, 2013
At age 45, Leigh Ann Young still longs to hear her father say: You're beautiful. You're special. I love you.
Young has been told her dad, Verlon "Rube" Walker, a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1961 until he died in 1971, loved three things in life:...
| Jan 12, 2014
The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance.
What followed was six years of group dates with their...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.
The study by researchers...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:03 PM
In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film.
The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:56 AM
As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5.
Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old. "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...