| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:44 AM
* Central bank should decide on which firms to avoid-report
* Critics says this will weaken ethical stance of fund
* The central bank runs the sovereign wealth fund
* Report calls for research on ethical impact on returns
By Gwladys Fouche and Joachim...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson, St. Rita quarterback Tommy Mister, and Bolingbrook defensive back Parrker Westphal have been selected for the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team.
The team will play Team Canada 7:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 7 at Maverick...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s.
“There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say.
But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:18 PM
State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion.
Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.
This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:32 PM
For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication.
The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Religion News Service reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey writes about a commission of religious leaders urging Congress to drop its ban -- in the name of free speech -- on preachers making political endorsements from the pulpit:
A commission of religious...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:49 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific.
Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:32 PM
From the Lone Star state to the Last Frontier, 69 University of Texas students pedaled more than 4,500 miles in 70-days, completing the 10th annual Livestrong Texas 4000, the longest charity bike ride in the world.
“We had a lot of wind, 110...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Zumba Fitness has pledged to raise at least $3 million in three years to help fund breast cancer prevention research, with an emphasis on nutrition-based programs.
The Hallandale Beach-based company, which is teaming with the nonprofit Susan G. Komen...