| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Baltimore school system is raising the price of student lunches to $3 — one of the highest among the nation's large, urban districts — under a plan that also provides free meals to every low-income student.
The price is up from $2.35 for...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English, according to a new study.
"We were surprised that the majority of pediatricians...
| Jul 31, 2013
The largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health to date could help uncover reasons behind this group's high rate of certain chronic, often life-threatening diseases and determine why life expectancy in the population appears longer despite these...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:17 AM
A memorial in Glendale to sex slaves who served the Japanese army during World War II has aggravated an overseas opposition group that has now turned its attention to a similar proposal in Buena Park.
Members of the opposition group — which...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Detroit's bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bonds and other debt that make it...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in the world who doesn't own a dog. So let me set the record straight. I'm normal.
According to the best data available, Connecticut ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of dog ownership, with only 28.3 percent...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Carmel is a great spot to get away from it all. It's the perfect place to show how sweet and charming you are, whether it's a wedding, proposal, romantic hideaway or girlfriend getaway. A small but active and artistic area, you will find plenty of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:24 AM
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Bottoms up! North Dakota is tops in the nation in beer shipments per capita, if age is taken into account, though not everyone views it as a good thing.
The analysis done by the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:37 AM
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities unsealed indictments Monday against 22 people charged with conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs on an Indian reservation in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch.
The first indictment in the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Like most families, my brood is a complex configuration of souls, so I greeted this week's flurry of Supreme Court decisions with a conflicted heart.
This is true for most anyone who paid attention to the court rulings, I imagine. This latest round...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:47 PM
New rankings put California 41st nationwide in the well-being of children, the same lowly spot it got last year.
To gauge how children were doing in different states, the private Annie E. Casey Foundation eyed data including poverty levels, graduation...