| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:40 PM
OXON HILL, Md.--For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the annual gathering of conservatives known as CPAC -- this year leading his closest rival by 20 points.
The results were announced Saturday...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:45 PM
One is again astounded at the audacity of GOP Rep. Andy Harris, famous for "where's my health care and voting against relief for Hurricane Sandy victims. Now he has asked for an inspector general from the Department of Health and Human Services to audit...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
POMONA, N.J. — His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president.
But the made-for-...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Forty is old for a string quartet but not ancient. The Budapest String Quartet, founded in 1917, lasted 50 but with no original members after its first 15 years. The Juilliard String Quartet has been around since 1946, and its founding violinist, Robert...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Anyone who's seen a Broadway show in the last year probably won't be shocked by what a new study released this week has to say about theater demographics: spectators on Broadway are still predominantly white and affluent.
The study, released Thursday by...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
How dire has the Fort Lee, N.J., traffic jam scandal known as "BridgeGate" gotten for Gov. Chris Christie? So bad that even Jersey's golden child, Bruce Springsteen, is mocking it.
Springsteen appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to...
| Nov 15, 2013
At the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw on Monday, the lead Philippine delegate, Yeb Sano, made an emotional plea: "Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl’s Department Stores’ plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.
The retailer said it expects to bring an...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Baby, it’s cold outside, especially if you’re stuck in the mounds of snow currently blanketing much of the East Coast.
But while airlines are canceling flights and schools are rescheduling classes, retailers are treating the storm as another...