| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
STORRS — It was a field trip, which for some students is perhaps a license to tune out, lay low.
Jason Irizarry took a group of UConn basketball players from his urban education class to one of the poorest districts in the United States, to the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.
And this all happened while cameras were rolling.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29.
"She's black," I said to my daughter.
Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Earlier this year, Baltimore's challenge to the 2010 Census established that the city had 621,074 residents on April 1, 2010. This revised number will now be used by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the baseline for counting toward her goal of growing...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Life isn't always sleepy in rural North Dakota.
The tiny town of Leith -- which had 16 residents as of the 2010 census -- got a rude awakening last week when it was revealed that a newcomer in town was plotting a takeover to make Leith a white-...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn.
His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Local bureaucracy seems to have gotten the upper hand on a white-supremacist's plot to take over a small town in North Dakota.
Paul Craig Cobb, 61, made headlines after news broke of his secret plot to amass white supremacists in Leith, N.D., and win...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
With New York Fashion Week firmly in the rear-view mirror, digital marketing firm Silverpop has finished crunching the social media statistics of 15 fashion brands to determine things like which labels gained the most Twitter followers during the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Glendale's stock of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the community's need and officials say the loss of state redevelopment dollars means there's little the city can do to bridge the gap.
Waiting lists for city-monitored rental housing...