| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:17 AM
In February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at New York's Cooper Union that many historians believe catapulted him onto the national stage and into the presidency. It may even be more pertinent today for what he said about intransigent political...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:42 AM
A duplicate of the Lincoln Memorial sits on the edge of the Los Angeles River in Studio City....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Note to "Jeopardy!" contestants: Spelling counts.
A 12-year-old from Newtown, Conn., found that out the hard way while competing on a Kids Week installment of the venerable TV game show, and he's still smarting over it.
"I was pretty upset that I...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:09 PM
What is a “scapegoat”?
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has clarified a controversial decision on the long-running game show that sparked angry responses last week.
Trebek became the unlikely target of scorn after a controversial...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:09 PM
An attorney for Michael Jackson’s family told jurors Tuesday that concert promoter AEG Live hired the doctor who administered the fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic and that the company now should pay for the singer’s death.
| Aug 28, 2013
One hundred years separate Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. They are linked by the history of America's defining struggle, and they are inseparable in imagery, as...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:07 AM
GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire has burned into Yosemite National Park and into the record books, consuming 222,777-acres. It is now 40% contained.
Officials said progress continued, despite hot conditions and some winds overnight.
| Sep 7, 2013
Re "How to build a better GOP," Opinion, Sept. 3
The GOP needs to tell better stories?
As a registered independent, I've heard all the stories from the GOP that I can stand. Who can forget "mission accomplished"? Mitt Romney had a great story to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage Monday, is the Navy’s oldest land base.
Just 3.5 miles from the White House, the Navy Yard is tucked away from the center of Washington along the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Steven Spielberg will add another prize to his crowded trophy mantle this fall when he receives an award at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The Oscar-winning director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his...
| Sep 19, 2013
Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...