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  • To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics

    To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics
    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...
  • William & Mary rises to No. 3 on Forbes list of top state colleges

    William & Mary rises to No. 3 on Forbes list of top state colleges
    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...
  • UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize

    UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize
    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...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    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...
  • Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton

    Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton
    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...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty

    PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty
    Van Vlahakis 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...
  • 2014 National Teacher of the Year: Let's stop scapegoating teachers

    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...
  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    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...
  • George Heilmeier dies at 77; scientist helped develop LCD technology

    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,...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    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...
  • Central Catholic graduate got to share the stage with Peyton Manning at University of Virginia

    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...