| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The case of an Iranian drug smuggler who faces a second execution attempt after surviving his first hanging has stirred an international outcry over what human rights groups consider the country's excessive resort to the death penalty.
| Oct 15, 2013
Similar populations living in different regions of the United States get exposed to wildly different amounts of medical care.
If that sounds like an old story, it is. It's now four decades old. But it is an important story to reflect on as we consider...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Four bodies have been pulled from the site where a small plane plunged into two Connecticut homes, a fire official said Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft executive, his teenage son and two children in a home struck by the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Two children were among the missing after a small plane crashed, causing two homes to burn in East Haven, officials said Friday.
In addition to the children, ages 1 and 13, the pilot of the plane that crashed into the houses on Charter Oak Avenue is...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:56 PM
The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday invited districts nationwide to begin applying for the latest batch of high-profile federal school-reform grants.
Individual school districts will be able to seek about $120 million in “Race to the Top&...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
An East Coast autograph broker told ESPN on Tuesday that he paid Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel $7,500 for autographs.
The broker also provided cellphone videos that showed Manziel signing autographs but not accepting any money. He said the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:15 AM
It can be very expensive to keep a child in diapers -- but most of us never realize how devastatingly difficult it can be for low-income families to afford to buy enough diapers to keep their babies clean and dry. Government programs help families pay for...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic,...