| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:03 PM
After failing to reach a contract agreement with university officials, University of Illinois at Chicago’s new faculty union is voting this week on whether to authorize a strike.
Faculty members formed the union in 2011, becoming the first major...
| Nov 10, 2013
Noemi Heras is supposed to graduate from Prosser Career Academy in 2015, but when she enters a computer lab on the building's second floor, she becomes a member of the class of 2019.
That's the year when, if everything goes according to plan, she will...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Aug 25, 2013
Chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach Mark Krockover was reprimanded over his conduct toward female students, but it took several years before Maine Township High School District 207 tried to fire him.
The school board cited "immoral and cruel...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Several years ago, family members aged 91 and 95 died and left me the owner of a lot of things that I have no idea re value. Can you give me a clue? I'll pay for your appraisals.
A: Oh, boy, do I feel for this reader. I can't count the times this kind...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- Issues relating to what we eat are in many cases similar to concerns about what our pets eat.
"There definitely is a link," says Dr. Karyl Hurley, director of Global Scientific Affairs for Mars Petcare, who helped organize the Waltham...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:15 PM
It’s July 26 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Nate Prescott and Mark Jirik have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re nearly 4,000 miles from home—but a staggering 15,000 miles from their final destination, in Ushuaia, Argentina. On four...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
As a girl growing up in Bridgeport, Mimi Liu played the piano so beautifully that a neighbor remembers stopping whatever she was doing to listen.
"She'd start playing the piano, and I could hear the scales," Becky Sipple said, holding back tears. "It...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Defying the odds against a legislator's making the leap to the state's top job, Del. Heather R. Mizeur plans to announce her candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic nomination for governor.
The 40-year-old Montgomery County lawmaker would join Lt. Gov....