| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The broadcast networks have made a concerted push to create the appearance that they're serious about original summer programming. Thus far, though, the post-Memorial Day period still seems to be a time, barring a few notable exceptions, for trotting...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:01 AM
If you visit the Cambridge American Cemetery in England, you'll find a new visitor center that includes a Sacrifice Gallery with panels honoring 17 individuals who lost their lives in World War II.
One of them is Technical Sgt. William R. Benn, one of...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members.
Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed.
They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:28 AM
Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is offering free return visits in June with admissions on Saturday-Monday for Memorial Day weekend.
The water park features more than 35 wild to mild water slides, a lazy river and a gigantic wave pool.
| May 22, 2014
Bessie McTureous lays flowers at her son's memorial in Altoona, Fl. on May 30, 1982. The Naval History & Heritage website notes "Pvt. Robert M. McTureous, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and...
| May 25, 2014
Remember the fallen. That's what we should all do at some time on Memorial Day.
And after we do that, it's time to push for help for those who made it through back home, only to be fighting a bureaucratic and political nightmare waiting for them.
| May 24, 2014
| 6:54 AM
In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology....
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 AM
Army Spec. Cindy Beaudoin didn't have to go to war.
The UConn freshman had scoliosis, a spinal condition that could have exempted her on Nov. 17, 1990, the day the 142nd Medical Company was called up to active duty.
Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator,...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant.
When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Happy just got more expensive. Disneyland, which calls itself the happiest place on Earth, raised its entry prices, a week before the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer.
Without notice, Walt Disney Co. raised the price of a single-day ticket...