| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON How much every county in the America is connected to the rest of the world is now just a few mouse clicks away.
A new online map unveiled Monday with help from Cary, N.C., software company SAS makes it easy for the first time to find out a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated.
After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Our annual rankings of the best values in private colleges and universities (kiplinger.com/links/privatecolleges) highlight some interesting trends -- one of which is that private four-year schools are pumping the brakes on tuition increases. This year,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Warning: Driving a truck for a living can be hazardous to your health — if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, researchers said Tuesday.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men, and in most cases it’s basically...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Jim Hile has signed his own marching orders.
The popular leader of the Highland Park High School marching band has chosen to leave his position and the school at the end of the academic year.
His last high school football game appearance was Oct. 25....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
During their marriage, Sam and Jenny Mitchell always shared the parenting duties. But they knew a time would come when Sam would manage their 7-year-old daughter on his own.
Just days before Jenny died of breast cancer in April, "She told me she knew...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Here's a tentacle. Do you want it? my friend asked as she speared a piece of steamed octopus with her fork.
I never have been asked to ponder that invitation at a dinner table, zoo or any other place.
As she lifted up the leafy...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Like baby birds with yawning beaks, college football fans clamor to be fed. So fasten the chin strap on your helmet — ignore the warning label on it (“No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
In the days preceding the Civil War, when talk of war was heating up dinner conversations from North to South, and U.S. states and families were picking sides, Norfolk resident Navy Capt. David Glasgow Farragut had a tough decision to make: Stick with his...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Diapers? Check. Infant car seat? Check. Comprehensive genome analysis? Roger that, too.
For thousands of newborns born in and around Boston; San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri; and North Carolina over the next several years, a full genomic...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Collaboration in Storytelling...