| Aug 29, 2014
We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:13 PM
One can dream that we had a president who would stand up to the neocons, the bought-and-paid-for Congress and the Pentagon and tell them all that he is not going to go down this disastrous path of antagonizing another nuclear-armed country -- and that...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:51 PM
T.S. Eliot was born to a wealthy Boston family in 1888; in 1896 they built a summer house near the shore in Gloucester. Situated on 1.96 acres, the seven-bedroom, three-bath home is now for sale for $1.3 million.
The home, which the real estate...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 2:12 AM
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out.
The couple plan to buy a flat in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday at his home in Dublin after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Regarding Bob Bruninga's recent letter, "Carbon fees are a payback to Mother Nature (Aug. 19), carbon fees can also be payback to us, which would make them much more realistic politically.
Rather than having the government tax fossil fuel corporations,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights
George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:21 PM
More than 3,000 books from the personal collection of Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing are headed to the leading public library in Harare, Zimbabwe. The author, who died in 2013 at age 94, lived in Zimbabwe in her youth, when it was Southern...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:17 PM
In 1973, an article in The New York Times Magazine authored by Milton Friedman championed school choice and the use of vouchers by invoking a thought experiment. Subtitled "Selling School like Groceries," Friedman's article asked readers to consider a...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President FranÃ§ois Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...