| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:57 PM
You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits.
Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:29 PM
What do cats, feces and pies have in common? Well, besides the fact that many can be found in a typical American and British home, they’re also in the titles honored by the Bookseller for being the strangest book titles of the year.
| Feb 4, 2014
A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests.
Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would “complicate our valued relationship” with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney.
In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:53 PM
A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?
This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:42 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, villagers pass through an area covered by ash from eruptions of Mount Sinabung at Kuta Rayat village in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has erupted numerous times since September, causing 16 deaths and enormous...