| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday condemned as “offensive” the reported comment of Israel’s defense minister that Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s campaign for Mideast peace grows from his “messianism.”
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Tim Roth is joining the cast of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party," which will be directed by William Friedkin at the Geffen Playhouse, with an official opening set for Feb. 12. The new revival production will also feature British stage veteran...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner.
"Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:14 PM
QUNU, South Africa -- A fine strong bull was chosen in Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, to accompany him on his final journey. It must be slaughtered before Sunday’s funeral, so that it may go with him to the other side, according to...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was taking on...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...