| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In 2012, Americans will go to the polls and vote for who they want to represent them in Washington. But, as 2011 showed, the real political momentum is not to be found in Washington. Our institutions have let us down, not only by failing to prevent the...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:37 PM
NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to abduct and cook women so he could eat their body parts.
Gilberto Valle entered the plea Monday in federal court in Manhattan.
Valle is being held in federal custody...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I have no problem with horses, from Mr. Ed to Shane Battier’s “Harlem Shake” Horsetronaut, but am I the only one around here who has an issue with the Budweiser Clydesdales worming their way into our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Jimmy Smits, known for his TV work on "L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing" is headed to the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Smits, who appeared on Broadway in "Anna and the Tropics" and "God of Carnage" but has not worked in...
| Aug 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show.
Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It's not every day something crash-lands on the Hudson River, as a tourist helicopter did Sunday.
Officials said a family of four Swedish tourists and their pilot were safe after the private helicopter in which they were riding apparently lost power and...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Letters threatening New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over gun control laws have tested positive for the poison ricin, police said Wednesday.
An unspecified number of New York Police Department personnel reported minor symptoms from the poison that...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:59 PM
In a way, part of the outrage had always been about public space: Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, was walking home when he was shot dead after a struggle with a neighborhood watch volunteer who had viewed him as...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience, they smiled and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
New York Muslims have filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department over the department's surveillance of Muslims, which they called invasive and unconstitutional.
The public debate over government surveillance has crescendoed over...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Four crew members were hospitalized after a Navy helicopter was involved in what officials called a "hard landing" at North Island Naval Air Station....