Last year Charleen and Chris Tivnan were looking to add a second story to their 1,200-square-foot ranch home in Holden, Mass., to make space for her parents. Then they came across a larger four-bedroom colonial nearby that had a first-floor in-law suite.
A 26-year-old Massachusetts man with a physics degree was arrested and charged Wednesday with plotting an attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with a remote-controlled model aircraft, authorities said.
WORCESTER, Mass. -- As you approach the Hart Center high atop Holy Cross' hilly campus, the images are unmistakable. The support structures on either end of the basketball arena side of the complex are taller in the back than the front, so their tops slope forward in the distinct shape of horseshoes. While the Crusaders have enjoyed their share of good fortune in their almost four decades in the building, their recent lack of luck makes you wonder if a renovation is needed. Perhaps the school can reshape the pillars into four-leaf clovers, because right now, the old mojo simply isn't working.
When Delta and Continental dropped service out of the Toledo airport last year, residents were left with only a few daily departures -- or a 65-mile drive to Detroit's airport. Then something happened to ease the pain: Direct Air moved in, offering flights between Toledo and two warm-weather spots, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Punta Gorda, Florida, for as little as $49 each way.
He started college thinking he would end up working in politics. But after he was falsely accused of shoplifting and then kicked out of a convenience store while still a student, Shaich launched a rival shop - and his business career. Twenty years later, Shaich made a name for himself as the owner of Au Bon Pain, an East Coast bakery chain he grew from three stores into a $200 million a year company.
After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the "Superbowl of Smarts."
As the nation remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King on the federal holiday in his honor, CNN.com asked readers how King's legacy had influenced their own lives. Here is a selection of those responses, received by e-mail:
Gov. Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he has given the state's attorney general evidence of what he described as illegal same-sex marriages in two cities so he can take "whatever action he deems appropriate."