| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:20 AM
LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday kept up the Obama administration’s push for international support of a military strike on Syria and reassured Britain that Washington had “no better partner” in the world...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
TEHRAN — Shahriyar Khatri was among many here welcoming news that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that oversees a global ban on toxic armaments.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear"
-- Nelson Mandela
As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on.
Here's a tour of some of the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Sometimes it seems like Leonardo DiCaprio is just working his way backward through the 20th century.
After all, he played J. Edgar Hoover in 2011, starred as Jay Gatsby in May and now, per this Hollywood Reporter item, could tackle the role of Woodrow...
| Oct 1, 2013
Re "Dr. Seuss goes to Washington," Opinion, Sept. 27
As a librarian I find it ironic that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would choose to read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" in his faux filibuster against Obamacare. The lesson of the book is that one has to be...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
A.C. Lyles' Paramount career began early in one century and ended well into the next.
His unrivaled affiliation with the studio began in 1928 in his Florida hometown when a silent film he saw at a Paramount-owned theater inspired him to ask for a job....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...