| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SEATTLE Growing up in Chicago, Jesse Okwu's closest connection to nature was watching environmental documentaries on public television. So when he came to Washington for an eight-week summer program on conservation issues, and visited the state's national...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88.
Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:56 AM
A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.
It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Eleven candidates are vying for five seats on the Broward School Board this year, as the district pushes for an $800 million bond to repair or replace aging buildings.
The five incumbents seeking re-election have drawn challenges from district...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The team is camped out in the company's sixth-floor conference room, all eyes trained on a large flat-screen TV mounted on the lime-green wall. On the screen is a scrolling Twitter feed filled with photos of a muscular, tattooed gentleman posing in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Thousands of students across the country are lifting their red Solo cups to cheers to the nation's top party schools, named Monday by The Princeton Review as part of its annual list of college rankings.
This year Syracuse University in New York beat out...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Along with their replica jerseys, homemade signs and foam "We're No. 1" fingers, football fans will want to take one other essential piece of gear when they attend games at the new Levi's Stadium a smartphone.
Thanks to a new app...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten.
The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| May 2, 2014
The graduation speech is a tricky literary genre, subject to nearly irreconcilable demands. Optimism must be balanced with realism; a significant occasion must be marked without collapsing into tedious solemnity; and at least a bit of good advice should...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM