• Afghanistan Sep 3, 2019

    Former Navy SEAL Enters Yale as a 52-Year-Old Freshman

    Former Navy SEAL James Hatch says heading to class as a freshman at Yale University is just about as nerve-wracking as preparing for the uncertainty of combat. At 52 years old, Hatch does not fit the profile of the traditional Yale freshman. “My experience in academia is somewhat limited, at best,” he said. “But I want to learn, and I...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • Facebook May 9, 2018

    Police Called on Black Student Sleeping in Her Yale Dorm

    A white graduate student at Yale called police on a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in a common area of their campus residence — an episode that a dean said shows the need for efforts to make the Ivy League university a more inclusive place.

  • United States Apr 17, 2018

    ‘For All Women': Tireless Connecticut Mom Plans Her 9th Everest Summit

    Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans...

  • ESPN Nov 29, 2017

    ESPN Cutting 150 Jobs

    ESPN says it is eliminating 150 studio and production employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.

  • New York Aug 30, 2017

    Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

    A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. Dennis Wyrzykowski and his company, Carmel Laboratories LLC, have been joined in the lawsuit by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which developed...

  • attorney Jul 4, 2017

    Town of Newtown Asks Judge to Throw Out Wrongful Death Suit in Sandy Hook Shooting

    The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in January 2015, alleges security measures at the school weren’t adequate when Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 first-graders...

  • Connecticut May 5, 2016

    Body of Chimp Attack Victim Rejecting Face Transplant

    The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered a “moderate” rejection of the transplant.

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