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  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Terrorism trial to begin blocks from former World Trade Center

    Terrorism trial to begin blocks from former World Trade Center
    WASHINGTON — Weeks after he took office, President Obama met privately with 40 grieving Americans, many clutching photographs of loved ones lost in terrorist attacks. The new president told them he would be closing Guantanamo Bay military prison...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it
    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America

     Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America
    SAN DIEGO — With an assured and intimate voice, playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar's stories cleverly slide across religion, tradition, sexuality and the dangerous if sometimes comical predicaments endured by Muslims in a post-Sept. 11 world...
  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

     France, a down-in-the-dumps nation
    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia

    U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia
    BEIJING — It's a familiar plot line: A young man, searching for answers, turns to an Asian martial arts master for wisdom and the skill to fight off bad guys. Years ago it was the theme of Hollywood's "Karate Kid" and a TV series, "Kung Fu." It...
  • Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections

    Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections
    When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands. While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
  • Found! Scientific proof that RomComs can save your relationship.

    Found! Scientific proof that RomComs can save your relationship.
    Lately, some of my colleagues have bemoaned the lack of romance in popular culture and the decline of the beloved romantic comedy, which miraculously managed to capture the essence of love, loss and happily-ever-after in less than two hours. “...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises

    Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises
    For Sheriff Lee Baca, it was a legacy moment. He was on Capitol Hill, testifying before a congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Conservative lawmakers were grilling him, pressing him to acknowledge that the Muslim groups he...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Rake,' 'Sherlock,' 'Blacklist,' 'Fleming'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Rake,' 'Sherlock,' 'Blacklist,' 'Fleming'
    "Rake." Greg Kinnear stars as scapegrace defense attorney Keegan Deane … and that's pretty much all you need to know. Who doesn't love Greg Kinnear? In just about anything?  This role, based on an Australian show of the same name, seems...
  • Despite an improving economy, Obama's approval rating stays low

    Despite an improving economy, Obama's approval rating stays low
    The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics — new car sales, home prices, consumer spending — point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing....