| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela.
It was the greatest moment of his...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:45 AM
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a
columnist for Reuters.)
By Steven Brill
Dec 10 (Reuters) - (This is the latest installment of Steven
Brill's weekly column, "Stories I'd Like to See.")
1. Behind a legislative triumph:...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
An Ellicott City man who ran unsuccessfully for the Howard County Board of Education three times was sentenced Monday in federal court for impersonating a Secret Service agent in what lawyers on both sides agreed was a "sad" case.
Robert D. Ballinger...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him.
Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...
| Dec 2, 2013
After experiencing problems both activating his Ventra card and loading value onto it from his Discover card and then being double-charged for some fares, CTA rider Barry Finkel began to wonder how susceptible his new transit account is to hacking.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Norwalk native who is skipper of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and most of the people aboard the ship when it was seized by Russia more than two months ago have been released on bail.
Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, and the others...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating.
Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Over the years, the owners of Jaindl Farms have received notes of praise from past presidents about their turkeys, suggesting that the birds donated to the White House from the Lehigh County family were eaten at Thanksgiving by the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:45 AM
By Ralph Nader
Nov 27 (Reuters) - It's not just the NSA that has been
caught spying on Americans. Some of our nation's largest
corporations have been conducting espionage as well, against
For these big companies with pliable ethics, if...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:54 AM
Operation Full Blitz, a two-day law enforcement operation to fight drugs, prostitution, child sexual predators, fugitives and drunken and aggressive drivers yielded 180 arrests and 288 traffic citations, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced Monday...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
HARTFORD — Authorities are investigating an envelope containing powder that was delivered to the AARP office at 21 Oak St. on Monday morning.
Police said an employee noticed a powdery puff upon opening the parcel, which contained a document with...