| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.
The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — In its seventh annual "America's Top College" list, Forbes.com has listed the College of William and Mary as number three in the category of state-supported schools, according to rankings published Thursday.
Overall, Forbes placed...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 30, 2014
Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City.
But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball.
Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products
Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:25 PM
The 2014 National Teacher of the Year is Sean McComb, 30, of Maryland, an accomplished English teacher who started a program at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore County Public Schools to help students in the "academic middle" stretch...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
| May 4, 2014
| 7:18 PM
George Heilmeier, who as a young scientist led the team that created liquid crystal displays, paving the way for flat-panel displays for computers and television sets, has died. He was 77.
He died of a stroke April 21 at the Medical Center of Plano,...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year.
Two hours later, Obama...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Amy Rodgers and her brother, Mike, are Manning fans, but as New York Giants fans they have rooted for Eli much more than his brother Peyton.
That may change to a degree after their experience on May 17 when Amy and Mike got the chance to meet the Denver...