December 2, 2016 RSS feed / Living

VESSEL OF HISTORY

Volunteers help restore Santa Maria shrimp boat

GALVESTON, Texas Each morning, after a cup of coffee, Joe and Edna Grillo venture out to Pier 19. More...

‘Hi, I’m here for my new heart’

Ohio parents recount daughter’s ordeal in mold outbreak

PITTSBURGH Shelby Slagle sauntered into UPMC Presbyterian hospital and heartily greeted the security guard perched behind the revolving doors: “Hi, I’m Shelby, and I’m here for my new heart.” More...

Options shrinking, white men ask why

Divided America:

DALLAS The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. More...

Divided America:

The evolving face of immigration in our country

RALEIGH, N.C.   When Manasi Gopala immigrated to America, she finally got the chance to row crew.  As a child in India, she had dreamed of the sport from watching Olympic telecasts. More...

Divided America:

Minorities are hopeful, while whites are sour on their future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class. More...

RESCUING A RESCUE STATION

Historic site on Maine-N.H. border to become museum

KITTERY Along-shuttered, century-old rescue station on the border of Maine and New Hampshire is being restored with plans to turn it into a maritime history museum. More...

Divided America:

In recovery, many poor school districts left behind

WAUKEGAN, Ill. Consider Waukegan and Stevenson, two Illinois school districts separated by 20 miles — and an enormous financial gulf. Stevenson, mostly white, is flush with resources. More...

Tale of Two Churches

Neighboring churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

MACON, Ga. There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA:

Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. More...

Sea beet leaves and elderflower: Learning to forage for food

TOLLER PORCORUM, England   “This,” said our guide James Feaver, “is our main course.”  We were standing in front of a dung heap in a high meadow in the English countryside. More...

Researcher at war with mosquitoes

NORMAL, Ill. In the war against disease-carrying mosquitoes, Steven Juliano considers himself part of the intelligence brigade. More...

Beyond the Bullet

Teenager faces a life he hadn’t dreamed of

CHICAGO He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe. Jonathan Annicks wasn’t sure he’d been shot. More...

EUREKA!

A new generation of gold miners heads for the hills

PLYMOUTH, Vermont Al Davis Jr. cracks a smile as he spots a speck of gold glittering in a plastic pan full of muck pulled from a Vermont brook, revealing a gold tooth made from some earlier finds. More...

Divided America:

Gender equality in 2016? It’s complicated

For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project. More...

Museum has uniform so rare, Smithsonian is interested

GAUTIER, Miss. More...

Divided America:

How China fueled pain ... and support for Donald Trump

HANNIBAL, Ohio Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. More...

MISSING

Agencies often lose track of probation, parole violators

PITTSBURGH Gerald Boyes died in a police shooting while officers sought him in the bludgeoning deaths of his father and his father’s girlfriend. More...

Park Service seeks minorities’ support as it marks 100 years

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else. More...

Divided America:

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren&rsquo More...

Second-oldest shipwreck found in Great Lakes

ALBANY, N.Y.   The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an Americanbuilt, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Wednesday.  More...