| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:17 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia legislators focused so much on race drawing new lines for the 3rd Congressional District in 2011 and 2012 that they violated the voting rights of minorities in the state, a three-judge federal court panel ruled Tuesday.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot.
Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:06 PM
In Maryland's newly redrawn 12th legislative district — which slithers from southwestern Baltimore County to West Columbia in Howard County — the race for the State House is pretty neatly divided along county lines.
All four Republicans in...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Twelve people were killed in homicides in Chicago in the last week, including two female victims found stabbed to death Sunday in Dunning, a Northwest Side community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Sunday, a 7-year-old girl and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income.
Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children.
Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Of the 15 homicides logged in Chicago in the last two weeks, two killings occurred in Englewood, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Friday, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 7300 block of South Halsted Street, according to...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last week was indeed a sad episode for the citizens of Florida. My colleagues in the Legislature and I were in Tallahassee for a special session to redraw two Central Florida congressional districts that Circuit Court Judge Terry P. Lewis ruled were...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:32 PM
No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty.
The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy.
The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts.
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Gloucester, the gateway to Virginia's Middle Peninsula, is noted for its rural lifestyle, access to water and historic Main Street with its shops and restaurants and summertime farmer's market.
The county is steeped in history. At the time of the...