| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin made two staff announcements regarding The Times' Cairo bureau:
As a foreign correspondent, Jeff Fleishman has proved himself a master of the character study. With a jeweler’s eye for...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday. The World War II veteran was 96 and had been the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor...
| Aug 18, 2013
For years, if you honked three times outside the right gate in the desert between Victorville and Barstow on old Route 66, an aging "Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" would emerge.
She sauntered down the driveway at the abandoned goat ranch and waved...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A man whose testimony helped convict former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing boys has become the first victim to reach a financial settlement against the university and will receive several million dollars,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Tribune Co. is getting out of the faltering newspaper business, but probably not the way it hoped.
The media giant announced Wednesday that it will spin off its publishing unit into a separate company, a maneuver that's likely to delay a long-expected...
| Jul 28, 2012
Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role of a maid more than 150 times during her career.
That's why the 4-foot-11 actress was so overjoyed more than a decade ago when...
| Aug 12, 2012
Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The Philadelphia Orchestra has come to the rescue of a budding musician, 9-year-old Aidan Milligan. The special-needs fourth-grader was so excited over an upcoming trombone lesson that he left his instrument on the curb at the end of his driveway. It soon...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:39 AM
One of the most controversial moves in recent art-world memory, the relocation of the Barnes Foundation, has drawn the national press to Philadelphia where the venerated art institution opened its new building earlier this month.
The Barnes, which was...
| Jun 17, 2012
A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $26
It took author Buzz Bissinger four years to write "Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son,"...