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  • Politics as Usual

    Gubernatorial debate schedule The campaigns of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf have agreed to hold three debates before the Nov. 4 election: • Sept. 22 at the annual Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce dinner in Hershey. The...
  • Atlanta Falcons deliver 'wisdom' on Hard Knocks

    Atlanta Falcons deliver 'wisdom' on Hard Knocks
    Near as I can tell, not counting me, there are eight persons in this nation watching "Hard Knocks" on HBO — even though each episode debuts on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and is repeated 13 times during the week. For HBO, it's filling air time if nothing...
  • Baseball UPDATE: How players with Hampton Roads connections are faring in the majors and minors (updated 8/16)

    It's clear the Chicago Cubs are building a team that could be reckoned with in 2015 or '16, though they're well out of the race this season. Virginia Beach's Neil Ramirez, with a 1.21 earned-run average in 35 relief appearances this season, looks like...
  • Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns

    Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns
    Beginning last Saturday, and then for several nights in a row, the image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters was inescapable. Seeing that much military-grade equipment,...
  • Brooklyn Punkers I Am The Avalanche Coming To Outer Space

    Brooklyn Punkers I Am The Avalanche Coming To Outer Space
    Much of "Wolverines" — Brooklyn, N.Y. punkers I Am The Avalanche's third album — was written while frontman Vinnie Caruana was recovering from back surgery, with the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy looming in the background....
  • Nesting hawks attack passersby at New Mexico university

    (Reuters) - A family of hawks protecting their nest at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces have attacked at least six people in recent weeks, leaving one person dazed, a doctor at the campus said on Friday. The Swainson's hawks - two adults and...
  • Steven Whitman, social epidemiologist, 1943-2014

     Steven Whitman, social epidemiologist, 1943-2014
    As a social epidemiologist, Steven Whitman documented differences in medical care based on race and income and used his findings to push for changes in public policy. "He had a passion for social justice and fairness, and that drove him in his life...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart

    State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart
    Three Connecticut soldiers — Daniel Bissell, Daniel Brown and Elijah Churchill — are not really household names in the state despite their feats of Revolutionary War heroism: mounting daring raids behind British lines, facing enemy fire in...
  • Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer dies at 83

    Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer dies at 83
    Baseball lost one of its great ambassadors Wednesday when former Cubs manager Don Zimmer died in Florida at 83. Zimmer, nicknamed “Popeye” for his strength and big cheeks, spent 66 years in baseball. But few were as wild as his three-...
  • Longtime Zimmer friend shares fond memories

    Longtime Zimmer friend shares fond memories
    Roger Craig's association with Don Zimmer dated back to their days in the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization in the 1950s as teammates and continued as they managed against each other into the early 1990s. Craig often saw a fiery and amusing side of Zimmer,...