| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Abdul Wali Fadaei is proud of his family history.
His father died when he drove an explosives-laden car into the capital's upscale Hotel Inter-Continental in 2011, a brazen attack that killed 18 people, including seven...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This movie season, Michael Fassbender keeps getting lectured on the ways of the world. By an unlikely teacher.
The German-born, Ireland-raised actor plays cruel plantation owner Epps in the period drama "12 Years a Slave," in which Brad Pitt, as a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It's likely few people are familiar with one aspect of the Rev. Martin Luther King's life — his appreciation of and background in classical music. The "Symphony of Brotherhood" concert Sunday at downtown's Zipper Concert Hall aims to highlight...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:31 AM
San Francisco's wax museum, whose Chamber of Horrors, King Tut and Last Supper exhibits attracted millions of visitors to Fisherman’s Wharf, is closing its doors Thursday after more than 50 years.
The family-run museum was opened in a converted...
| Jul 16, 2013
Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense.
A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported...
| 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...
| 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...