| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The little-known trend of pre-kindergartners being suspended or expelled from Maryland schools was brought to light last week, spurring a local and national debate about how young is too young for students to receive the ultimate penalty in school...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
She is 46, a teacher, wife, mother — and prisoner in her own home.
In the past two years, she has called Orlando police 39 times, whenever her son has turned violent. At 19, his 250-pound body — with a third-grader's maturity —...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:05 AM
When my son Eli started first grade last year, he was anxious about the things that most kids fear. What if he didn't like his teacher? Or something was really hard? Or none of his friends were in his class?
The last one was his worst-case-scenario: no...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Lonely, bored dogs left at home all day while their owners are at work could soon be getting some digital company - a TV channel with programming just for pooches. DOGTV, a 24/7 channel designed specifically for man's best friend, will air nationally next...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:53 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Lisa Banasiewicz was working the concession stand at The Kitchen BMX Skatepark when she heard a roar.
She walked out to see what was going on and saw her son, BMX champion Brett Banasiewicz, attempt a flair move less than two weeks after...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:16 PM
After all the pomp and circumstance of the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final, fans now turn their attention to the mass of ineptitude that is Chicago baseball. It's downright laughable.
The good news for the Cubs is they're not as bad as the White...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Sleep is an important part of life, but sometimes it just seems our children are not getting enough sleep, especially during the toddler stage.
From ages 1 to 3, most toddlers sleep about 10 to 13 hours a day, but this may not always be the case....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
After 15,000 years of humans domesticating dogs, a new study shows the bond formed between a canine and its owner may be close to the one shared between a baby and his or her parent. CBS Reports.
Called the "secure base effect," the phenomenon occurs...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The other day I was looking up something on the computer when I came across one of the craziest things I have seen in ever so long.
It was the offer to play a new game on the Internet. This is what the ad said:
"Adopt virtual children and nurture them...
| Jun 19, 2013
I recently moderated a panel discussion on the kind of storytelling that informs us about history and ultimately ourselves. It occurred to me that this is the time of year when families get together for reunions, and it's a terrific opportunity to...