| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off.
And Deasy's departure as...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:08 PM
When Dr. Tom Frieden was appointed to head the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009, President Obama praised him as an expert in preparedness and response to health emergencies.
"His experiences confronting public health challenges...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel found himself mortified after Valleywag published in May a series of raunchy emails he had sent to fraternity brothers while at Stanford University. He discussed urinating on someone and attempts to get sorority...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:51 PM
In television ads and talking points, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his supporters have sought to portray Republican rival Tom Foley as a heartless businessman incapable of relating to the concerns of working people.
Malloy has accused Foley, who made a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
More than 40 states offer film and TV tax incentives, along with many countries.
So what would happen if all those tax credits went away?
That was a question posed at the CityLab summit on Tuesday, and the answer from panelists was that it wouldn't...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ONE OF the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he could do what he was afraid he couldn't do." -- Henry Ford
A LOT of money changed hands this weekend. Many people had to fork over cash, buy dinners, roll their...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Bicycling magazine has come out with its once-every-two-years ranking of America's 50 best cities for cycling, and Orlando doesn't make the list.
I would say this is not that surprising except for the fact that Miami ranks 29th. Perhaps things have...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 12:43 PM
NEW YORK, - A restless groundhog that squirmed out of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's hands and fell to the floor at this year's Groundhog Day celebration has died, zoo officials said on Thursday.
New York has held the annual Feb. 2 Groundhog Day...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Billionaires can be fascinating, and not just because of the fortunes they amass. They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Another questionable incident has bubbled up from Dora B. Schriro's five-year tenure as New York City's correction commissioner. It's not looking good for her.
While there, according to The New York Times, Ms. Schriro — now Connecticut's public...