| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Marilyn Beck, prominent Hollywood columnist who led the way for a hard news approach to celebrity journalism, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 85.
A straight-shooter who was...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The Supreme Court turned down a plea for protection from a New York Times reporter Monday, maintaining its stand that the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press does not shield a journalist from being required to testify about his...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When the Supreme Court issued its ruling this week in the Hobby Lobby contraception case, there was no end of commentary amid a wall-to-wall unfurling of predictable response: Conservatives celebrated the 5-4 decision as a triumph for religious freedom....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:45 AM
A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Andy Coulson, a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for presiding over phone hacking on a massive scale when he was editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
Coulson, 46, was the only one of seven...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after he was found guilty of plotting to hack phones.
Last week the senior editor in Rupert Murdoch's British news empire was found guilty of one count of conspiracy...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the holiday weekend draws to a close, please pause from the cookouts and fireworks to reflect on the meaning of this freedom we've been celebrating, knowingly or not.
When 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Striking a defiant tone amid a cascade of international criticism, President Abdel Fattah Sisi declared Tuesday that he would not intercede in the case of three journalists for Al Jazeera who were sentenced a day earlier to lengthy prison terms.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:28 AM
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said Sunday that he “wished” three jailed Al Jazeera reporters had not been put on trial, acknowledging for the first time that the case had been damaging to the country’s image.