| May 9, 2005
When the line stops at General Motors' Baltimore van assembly plant Friday, some 1,100 factory workers will face new questions about their futures that go well beyond the loss of their high-paying jobs.
Those who don't retire have the security of knowing...
| Aug 23, 2004
He's going to take some time off from swimming and enjoy the rewards his accomplishments have brought him, but in typical Michael Phelps fashion, he can't avoid thoughts of his next Olympics.
Phelps did his 11th news conference in 12 days yesterday,...
| Aug 22, 2004
There's an English bulldog puppy waiting for Michael Phelps and a week at a Wyoming time share.
Whether simple or elaborate, Phelps denied himself pleasure in many aspects of his life as he built the strength and mental resolve that resulted in Olympic...
| May 29, 2000
As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one.
At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — With its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, Google is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads — yet won't abide the "driverless" part.
The clash pits...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding begins trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, 23-year-old express delivery man Diao Binghui will be wrapping up his typical 131/2-hour workday half a world away in Beijing's eastern...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
An increasingly complicated and expensive college admissions process has spawned a growing industry in South Florida: college advisers and ancillary admissions assistants, such as essay editors, application consultants and test prep specialists.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:42 PM
If the thought of sitting through an organ recital is the last thing on your mind, the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, who peform at the Fleetwood High School auditorium Saturday Sept. 20, might just be for you.
Possibly the only ensemble of its kind in...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests.
The small new study provides clues to what might be...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The University of Connecticut generated $3.4 billion in economic activity last year, including more than 24,000 jobs and $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report prepared by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, or "genius grants," are three from Illinois universities.
The awards, presented by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, give each recipient $625,000 over five years,...