| Nov 24, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Thelma Boyd and her Cheverly-area neighbors were at their wits' end when they connected with the University of Maryland's environmental law clinic.
She and other residents of distressed, predominantly black neighborhoods on the outskirts of Washington...
| Feb 12, 2012
Stef Gray recently delivered a petition to Sallie Mae's Washington office, asking the giant private lender to eliminate a fee that unemployed college graduates must pay to suspend payments until they find a job.
The 23-year-old New Yorker's online...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 1:04 PM
Joseph Vincent Brady, a nationally and internationally known behavioral neuroscientist, behavioral pharmacologist and space researcher who established the department of behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Friday of...
| Nov 30, 2008
In the early-morning darkness of Dec. 4, 2003, a drilling company employee spotted something red glowing a short distance from his rural Pennsylvania office and swung his car around to investigate.
There, in his headlights' path, was an unoccupied silver...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
| Feb 27, 2014
In Barack Obama's first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president and former professor of constitutional law promised to make sweeping changes in the way government operated in a number of specific areas....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:22 PM
When attorney and Republican Party activist John J. Lynch ran for Los Angeles County tax assessor in 1986, he was shocked at the result — he won.
"It was a surprise," said Lynch, and he wasn't the only one taken aback. Lynch, who had never run for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:18 AM
It's great news to know a fellow Fordham University graduate will be the 2014 Rose Parade grand marshal.
Yep, Vin Scully, the perennial Dodger baseball team broadcaster, is right up there with Vince Lombardi, another Fordham University graduate, as are...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:43 PM
MOSCOW — Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy for attempting to stage a protest on an Arctic oil rig. A Greenpeace spokeswoman called the accusation "absurd."
Russian border troops seized...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:10 PM
On the last day of their lives, Florida murderers Clarence Hill and Angel Nieves Diaz asked for taco fixings.
Tampa rapist Oba Chandler ate two salami sandwiches on white bread and half a peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich.
Panhandle killer Arthur...