| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
"It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down."
— Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
America's attitudes toward immigration have always been complicated. Influenced by world events, the U.S. embraces some immigrants and demonizes others, and it can be difficult to understand the logic. Take the story of 70,000 would-be immigrants from...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:43 PM
As a combat pilot, Air Force Col. Jack Broughton was celebrated for bravery and tactical brilliance during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received promotions and important assignments and seemed headed to become a general.
But a high-profile court-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In its pursuit of audience-grabbing event programming, NBC is said to be eyeing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin's play "A Few Good Men."
The Peacock is in the early stages of working out an agreement with Sorkin to mount a live telecast of the play that...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:04 PM
During World War II Neal Brundage, a medic in the U.S. Navy, was involved in a terrifying incident in the English Channel. He hadn't talked about it for seven decades, but he broke his silence at Windsor's Veteran's Day Observance Ceremony Nov. 11 at Town...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Prosecutors in the military case against five accused Sept. 11 plotters urged a judge Monday to reverse his decision to allow a separate trial for one of the defendants, who has shown signs of severe mental problems after years of incarceration at CIA...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:20 PM
An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay reversed himself Wednesday, deciding that all five Sept. 11 defendants would be tried together after prosecutors objected that a separate trial for one would be too much for victims to bear.
But the judge, Army Col. James...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, freed after years of captivity in Afghanistan and returned to active duty this week, has retained an attorney — a military law expert from Yale.
Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, told the Los...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...