| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:48 PM
High school juniors sweating out the SATs might be interested to know that new research shows that their high school grades — not standardized tests — are a much better predictor of their college performance.
"One of the major messages of...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Gordon L. Gentry, Jr. pursued an undergraduate degree in commerce at the University of Virginia based on his interest in people. But the longtime Newport News resident decided on banking, rather than personnel management, after he graduated.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:35 AM
A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist.
A Bacon triptych...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:56 PM
LOS ANGELES — With 6 minutes, 53 seconds remaining in Sunday's victory, Joakim Noah drew his fifth foul and immediately gestured toward the Bulls' bench to be left in the game.
"He doesn't have any control over that," coach Tom Thibodeau said,...
| Jan 28, 2014
In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories.
Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:37 PM
When Sharif Atkins reached out to producer Jeff Eastin in 2008, he was going through an acting dry spell.
A few seasons before, Atkins, best known for playing Michael Gallant on “ER,” had landed the lead role in “Hawaii,” a...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88.
The daughter of William A. McLaren...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Excited school officials joined students, teachers and administrators of La Cañada High School 7/8 Friday morning to celebrate a very special occasion. The campus was recently named a “California School to Watch” by the National Forum to...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Producer Saul Zaentz, who won best picture Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "The English Patient," died Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was 92 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's.
The entrepreneurial and famously...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005.
I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:00 AM
UConn football coach Bob Diaco has completed his staff with the hiring of another person with links to the coach.
Sarah Lawless, who spent last season as the coordinator of on-campus recruiting at Notre Dame, was named director of football operations,...