• Federal law Nov 5, 2018

    High Court to Hear Appeal in Lawsuit Over Train Death

    A case involving the death of a man who was struck by a Metro-North train in Darien is going before the Connecticut Supreme Court.

  • United States Jul 17, 2018

    10 Black Students Wrongly Accused of Leaving Missouri IHOP Without Paying

    Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying. The incident occurred earlier this month in Clayton. Police Chief Kevin Murphy said Monday that an internal review was launched after complaints from the...

  • Canada Jan 5, 2018

    Scientists Seek US Backcountry Skiers to Measure Snowpack

    America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA’s earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry locations of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Their measurements will be incorporated into computer models that calculate how much water will...

  • Chicago Jan 27, 2017

    Long, Storied History Behind the Footballs of the NFL

    Skip Horween’s great-grandmother wanted nothing to do with football. In fact, her two sons were so petrified she would find out they were messing around with the barbaric-looking game that they decided to play under assumed names. That’s how it came to be that Arnold and Ralph “McMahon,” both standouts on the Harvard football team a century ago, managed to...

  • Ambassador Oct 24, 2015

    Klondike, Oldest Polar Bear in U.S., Dies at Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia Zoo staffers said goodbye to one of their longest companions Friday. Klondike the Polar Bear, who was 34 years old, was euthanized after zoo officials noticed a serious decline in her health and quality of life.

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