| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
My daughter burst through the front door, dropped her backpack, grabbed a handful of potato chips and flopped on the couch.
A typical after-school entrance.
I tepidly approached. "Any homework tonight?"
A typical after-school response....
| Feb 27, 2014
Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century’s foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80 years old. The announcement was made by Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Helen E. Bryant, a former Hochschild-Kohn department store manager who later worked in commercial real estate sales, died March 10 of bile duct cancer at Beach Haven II, her Rocky Point home. She was 91.
"I'd describe her as a very strong woman who...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all?
That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals.
The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Trying to win over a stubborn 7-year-old to eat his or her vegetables isn’t always easy. The same goes for teaching a grade-schooler to throw a ball or enjoy something other than a picture book.
But what about trying to teach the ABCs of money,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:31 PM
These are not going to be the kind of baby pictures that his mother will embarrass him with by showing them to his girlfriend 20 years from now.
That’s partly because they’re not embarrassing, they’re historic.
And it’s also...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Prince George, the firstborn son of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was christened in London on Wednesday.
The increasingly handsome 3-month-old baby boy, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Prince George's christening date has been set for Oct. 23, Kensington Palace announced Friday.
That will make the son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- born July 22 -- about 3 months old for the intimate ceremony in which his...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:13 AM
LONDON -- The Australian radio station that made a prank call to a UK hospital that apparently resulted in the death of a nurse says it will donate at least 500,000 Australian dollars (US$524,000) to a fund for the nurse's family.