| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:50 PM
When Orange County voters go to the polls Nov. 4, they'll face a confusing slate of proposed charter amendments — including one that would make it more difficult for them to petition their government.
At least three of the amendments arose in the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Lehigh Valley businesses continue to increase their hiring and spending expectations.
The Lehigh Valley Purchasing and Employment Index, compiled by Bethlehem economist Kamran Afshar, maintained its gradual post-recession recovery in October, rising to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:59 PM
More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
Today, some travelers who seek a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:10 AM
As the school year hits its stride, many parents and teachers of K-12 students feel overburdened with all-too-familiar concerns about failing schools, common core standards and teaching to the test. Now experts are adding one more thing to worry about:...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Charlie Crist is a Republican turned independent turned Democrat. He has been for and against the Affordable Care Act, for and against reproductive rights, and for and sort of against the 2009 economic stimulus. He bolted when times got tough and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Miami Heat have had their share of impressive nicknames over the years, from Mark Strickland as "Pogo man" for his leaping ability to the sublime "Flash" that Shaquille O'Neal bestowed upon Dwyane Wade.
But "The Big Sponge"?
It doesn't exactly...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Now 31, Rodney Jordan said his brief marriage at age 22 was doomed before it started. When he wed, he said, he had had many failed relationships.
Jordan, a 6th-grade teacher in Manassas, Va., and author of "From the Heart of a Teacher," said he was...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:52 AM
More than 120 Muslim scholars have denounced the Islamic extremism of the Islamic State terrorists as being unfaithful to the Quaran.
The scholars, from around the world, issued an 18-page letter debunking the extremist ideology using passages of the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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Life story in 100 words or fewer: Had a tumultuous childhood; grew up in Glenview with his mother and grandparents; never met his father. After attending Catholic schools all his life, went to DePaul University...
| Sep 26, 2014
The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel.
"My friend," Jackson asked his enemy, "why...