| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, 8,000 stationary lighted balloons snake their way through nearly 10 miles of the city, tracing the path of the hated Cold War divide.
The softly glowing orbs, which will be...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
| Nov 11, 2014
The scourge has already begun, and parents are once again wondering why their toddler or young child may have already had two colds and it's not even winter! It is truly incredible how often a toddler can get sick. I even have a hard time believing...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:49 AM
People around the nation and in Baltimore will mark Veterans Day today. Here's what you need to know to start your Tuesday.
Today’s weather on what used to be called Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I at the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019.
You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Speed," it seemed to writer Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
In a new book, "Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left," however, modernity's deification of speed has more to do with pain than pleasure....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:28 PM
President Obama is well aware that he is president of all the peeps, not just of African- American peeps and not just of white peeps. But this is an opportunity for him to actually earn that Nobel Peace Prize right here at home. Hey, that might be a...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe.
He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai received her Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, delivering an impassioned speech on behalf of the “forgotten children” who crave the right to education and deserve peace.
The 17-year-old also hit...