| Jun 1, 2015
| 1:12 PM
In mid-May, Boca Raton resident Sibyl Silver was in the center of a group that concluded a three-year quest to restore Torahs stolen during the Holocaust back into Jewish use in synagogue worship.
The process started In 2012, when Sibyl, and her...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 4:25 AM
China's capital began imposing the country's toughest ban on smoking in public places Monday in hopes of stemming a looming health crisis in a society where smoking remains a nearly ubiquitous part of dining, social events and life in general.
| May 30, 2015
| 8:40 PM
Fifty-two years ago this week, a visionary artist named William Baziotes died.
Baziotes' most famous Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist works hang in prominent museums throughout the United States, but most notably in the Guggenheim Museum in New...
| May 29, 2015
| 7:42 AM
With the enigmatic musical genius who wrote some of rock's most beautiful songs seated on the Music Box Theatre stage, a fan rambled into a microphone trying to convey how much Brian Wilson's music meant to him. The fellow said he'd even written a...
| May 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
There were 14.9 million new cases of cancer worldwide, 8.2 million deaths and 196.3 million years of health life lost in 2013, according to a new count from a group of researchers working to measure the cancer’s reach.
The researchers, including...
| May 27, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Municipal leaders came to the state Capitol Wednesday to strongly denounce legislation that they say could cost cities and towns untold millions.
Senate Bill 593 would would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. It...
| May 27, 2015
| 7:03 PM
HARTFORD — A bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for police and firefighters is unlikely to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this year.
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Minority leader Themis...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:28 AM
Documentation of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been mounting, with fracking shown to cause earthquakes, and now, from a new study in "Environmental Health Perspectives," it's shown to coincide with a dramatic rise in indoor radon...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 9:15 PM
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links elevated levels of radioactive radon in Pennsylvania homes to the flurry of natural gas wells drilled across the state using the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
| Apr 25, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Creating theater in the shadow of decades-old institutions like Hartford Stage and TheaterWorks can be a formidable challenge for a theater company, but Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble — the relative new kid on the block at 14 years old — has...
| May 19, 2015
| 8:14 PM
The 55-year-old inmate with a family history of lung cancer was coughing up blood the day he arrived at the medium security Illinois River prison in November 2012.
A nurse sent him away with a container to spit in and told him to report back if it...