| Apr 6, 2015
Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015. There are 269 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 6, 1965, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the "Early Bird" communications satellite, into geosynchronous...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The deal tentatively struck with Iran to divert its path to a nuclear weapon will affect American domestic as well as foreign policy in determining President Obama's legacy, as he winds down his White House occupancy.
The insistence by...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 4:15 PM
In the spring of his first year in office, President Obama began pushing an audacious goal — to use diplomacy to bring about what he called "a world without nuclear weapons."
Before long, his campaign sputtered. North Korea tested nuclear weapons,...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:14 AM
I had long taught Saul Bellow, and have long stopped teaching Bellow. "The Adventures of Augie March," his 1954 National Book Award-winning novel, is an epic tale of Chicago imagined as an open grid of personal possibility edged by harsh economic (and...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Possibly no single force has so deeply influenced modern sculpture as Auguste Rodin. A bold statement, surely, but even more remarkable when applied to someone raised with all the earmarks of failure. Born into humble beginnings in Paris in 1840 —...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:24 AM
There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded.
President George W. Bush seized the role with...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:34 AM
The story of Malala Yousafzai has captivated news viewers over the past few years, as the Pakistani teenager has become a leading proponent of women's rights in the wake of a brutal attack. Now the activist's story will have a chance to reach people via...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:44 PM
The daughter of South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu will be coming to Aurora to speak about his mission and the importance of working for peace around the world.
East Aurora School District 131 will host two events at which Naomi Tutu will be...
| Mar 28, 2015
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011, has died. He was 83.
The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The dollar is once more king and it will likely be until 2030. And there's not a thing politicians, pundits and economists can do about it.
The dollar is at $1.06 to a euro, a huge fall of 25 percent from where it was a year ago, and it hasn't...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. According to the Nobel Prize's Twitter account, Transtromer died Thursday.
Long one of Sweden's most celebrated poets, Transtromer was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011, when he was...