| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 AM
The Motion Picture Assn. of America Inc., the trade group representing the major studios, has hired two new executives to head up its technology efforts.
John McCoskey, a former chief technology officer at PBS, joins the MPAA as executive vice...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SEOUL — U.S. and South Korean officials said Thursday that they are closely watching North Korea after a research institute report indicating that the government in Pyongyang may be restarting a nuclear reactor.
Officials said that any move by...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:31 PM
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening about the escalating crisis in Syria and whether the U.S. will take military action to punish President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on his own people.
| Sep 9, 2013
As Congress considers authorizing punitive strikes against Syria, it can say yes, it can say no, but it better say something or it will forfeit its claim to war powers.
Most of the time since the passage of the 1973 War Powers Act, Congress has...
| Jul 16, 2013
While Egypt's revolution devolves into chaos, Tunisia's democratic transition, which until now has been the most promising of any in the Arab world, is also in jeopardy. A bill being pushed by Islamists and their allies in National Constituent Assembly...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Centre College, a small liberal arts school in Kentucky, has received a $250-million all-stock donation to help establish a scholarship program for students majoring in science, computer science and economics, the school said Tuesday.
The donation, from...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86.
Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
While USC conducted a nationwide search for a dean for its school of medicine, Dr. Stephen J. Ryan stepped in as interim dean in 1991, expecting to serve for six months. He held the job a record 13 years.
During his tenure as dean, it became known as...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
| Jan 9, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, whose narrative nonfiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, has died. He was 62.
Cramer died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Talk about a long trip: The explosion that created Supernova UDS10Wil, the oldest supernova discovered to date, took place more than 10 billion years ago, but light from the explosion only recently became visible to the Hubble Space Telescope....