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  • Facebook pictures of baby manatee lead to arrest

    A tourist faces jail time after playing with an endangered baby manatee. State and federal laws make it a crime to disturb wild marine mammals, including manatees.

  • In Pictures Sunken treasure
  • Affordable colleges: a new tool for cost comparison

    Affordable colleges might be easier to track down now with a new online tool out from the US Department of Education, which compares the cost of attending different kinds of institutions. We put together a list of the most and least expensive 4-year or longer institutions, in three categories: public institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions. Prices are based on the "net cost" of each, which is the average price after grants or scholarship aid is subtracted from the total cost of attendance. Often, the average net cost is quite different from an institution's listed tuition. The numbers here are based on costs for the 2008-2009 academic year.
    07/06/2011 03:16 pm

  • Harry Potter fans pleased with Pottermore website - and J.K. Rowling

    'We were actually pleased with what it turned out to be,' said one Connecticut teen of the future Pottermore website. Author J.K. Rowling revealed her plans for the Harry Potter fan site Thursday.
    06/23/2011 05:59 pm

  • Virtual garden tours can teach, entertain, entice

    When you can't visit in person, go online.
    02/11/2009 12:00 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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