“The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language.” — Susan Linn, the director of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, in comments as the advocacy group complained
NEW YORK (AP) — As New Yorkers absorbed the bad news that standardized test scores plummeted because this year’s tests were harder, Mayor Michael Bloomberg focused on the good news that New York City students scored only slightly
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear arguments before deciding whether a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case can be released early to cope with terminal cancer.
U.S. District Judge John G.
NEW YORK (AP) — The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it.
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger will be back for a third day of deliberations after a day of questions and mystery.
The federal jury finished its second day of deliberations Wednesday
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, an American doctor removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments
DETROIT (AP) — Six of 12 small cars performed well in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group, but some popular models fared poorly in the safety evaluations.
Only the two-door and four-door Honda Civic models
NEW YORK (AP) — After embodying Steve Jobs in his new movie, Ashton Kutcher came to admire how the Apple Computer founder was able to balance his public and personal lives.
“He was better at it than I
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball luck has struck three times — once in Minnesota and twice in New Jersey — for the multistate lottery’s latest massive jackpot.
Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State
Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2013. There are 145 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On August 8, 1963, Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” took place as thieves made off with 2.6