| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Centre College, a small liberal arts school in Kentucky, has received a $250-million all-stock donation to help establish a scholarship program for students majoring in science, computer science and economics, the school said Tuesday.
The donation, from...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen.
Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
NEW YORK — With his wife at his side, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in New York's mayoral race Tuesday after admitting he had carried on an online relationship with a woman that began after a similar sexting scandal forced him...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:52 AM
DENVER (AP) — The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony.
The state's latest batch of gun control laws —...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Jun 25, 2013
Environmentalists, with typical elan, are pushing the City Council to forbid Chicago stores from packing shoppers' groceries or other purchases in plastic bags.
The ban's sponsor, Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, says he might have enough votes to pass the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:28 PM
The last day of a large rave in New York City was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses.
The deaths occurred during the first two days of the Electric Zoo rave. At least four other people became critically ill...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Electric music fans in New York won't be breaking the world record for twerking as they may have originally planned.
Electric Zoo, a music festival that was supposed to run through the weekend, has been cancelled after two people died presumably from...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Two weeks after a federal judge declared New York City's stop-and-frisk policing unconstitutional is an odd time to ask the question, but here goes: Would New York-style stop-and-frisk policing reduce Baltimore homicides to such a low level that Mayor...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:21 PM
I love fights between unlikely participants. You come to expect fights between NASCAR drivers (however trumped up), rap musicians and anyone who comes within 20 yards of Bill O’Reilly. But these fights are boring and predictable.
The real fun...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Stopping crime before it happens is a great idea, but stopping young men for "walking while black" -- touted by true believers as the same thing -- is a game played by an occupying army.
The tactic is called stop-and-frisk. As practiced by many police...