| Nov 22, 2012
| 11:12 AM
San Francisco public employees who add their same-sex spouses or domestic partners to their health insurance have always faced a raw deal compared to their straight married counterparts: the premiums are considered taxable income and the employer takes...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:55 AM
MALDEN, Mass. — Harold Brenner, 90, of Medford, Mass., entered eternal rest peacefully on Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Brenner was a World War II Navy veteran who enlisted on Dec. 8, 1941, and served as Chief Electricians...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 2:33 AM
Jean Porter, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, at Cambridge, Mass.
Founded in 1780, the academy is one of the nation’s oldest...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood.
The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down...
| Oct 27, 2012
Maryland-born author Carol Peacock describes living conditions in the poorest Chinese orphanages with a dispassionate eye.
Her new novel, "Red Thread Sisters," describes playgrounds strewn with old tires and a caste system that divides children perceived...
| Oct 25, 2012
As Halloween approaches, we're reminded that while eye of newt and wing of bat may not have invaded the nation's restaurant menus, neck of lamb and ear of pig most certainly have.
It's commonplace to find pig ears, head cheese and pig's feet on menus....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:35 AM
It's hard to tell sometimes if a parade is an actual pride-of-purpose event or just another reason to get sh*tfaced. Hartford's annual Hooker Day Parade, taking place this Saturday, certainly has adherents who like to throw down. But lest we forget the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) A UCLA professor has won the Nobel Prize for economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Monday
Lloyd Shapley of UCLA and Alvin E. Roth of Harvard University were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for their work in...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Want to invest in real estate? You're not the only one.
Investment home sales of all kinds surged a stunning 65 percent last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Some of those sales would have been to flippers, or investors who bought...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 8:24 AM
CHARLEVOIX -- Christ Episcopal Church will host "Jesus Seminar on the Road, The Parables of Jesus," on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at the church.
Bernard Scott and Joanna Dewey will be the presenters. A scholarship fund is available to cover the...