Jul 30, 2014 — Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about the importance of mentoring in academia, especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Jul 30, 2014 — One of the nation's most diverse counties boasts a library system befitting the distinction. Since launching a program for immigrants, it's worked to keep pace with the borough's changing population.
Jul 30, 2014 — Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.
Jul 30, 2014 — The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.
Jul 30, 2014 — Chicago police faced an epidemic of crime — and, with it, pressure to solve high-profile cases. Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Nicholas Schmidle about a murder case and his New Yorker piece.
Jul 30, 2014 — Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
Jul 30, 2014 — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of a Baltimore Ravens player for an alleged assault has been widely criticized. Commentator Frank Deford says American football needs a new envoy.
Jul 30, 2014 — The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.
Jul 30, 2014 — Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.
Jul 30, 2014 — A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.