| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...
| Mar 26, 2014
We all — well, most of us — know that global warming means a higher risk of coastal flooding, particularly in low-lying areas susceptible to increasingly intense storm systems. Yet President Obama signed a bill last week that rolls back...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:06 PM
'Everything to Lose' By Andrew Gross. Morrow, 336 pages, $26.99
Who hasn't thought that a bag of money could solve a lot of problems? But it's also prudent to remember that money can be the root of evil, as the adage goes.
Hilary Blum knows that money...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:39 AM
A rapidly moving fire tore through a motel on the Jersey Shore, killing three and setting off a search for as many as 10 people who remained unaccounted for, officials said Friday.
The fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. Friday at the Mariner’s Cove...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers.
The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Classic mystery conventions have provided fertile creative ground for any number of young American filmmakers in recent years, as evidenced by Rian Johnson's "Brick," Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" and now Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries."...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the...
| 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...