| Dec 9, 2013
My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...
| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
| Feb 16, 2014
Over the phone from Milan, passion still crackles in Stefano Gabbana's voice nearly 30 years after he and Domenico Dolce started their design partnership and more than a decade after they ended their romantic one.
Their relationship status isn't all...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Getting teed off with winter?
Take a swing at planning ahead for warmer days with a visit to the Tinley Park Golf Expo.
Free one-on-one lessons from Professional Golfers Association (PGA) instructors, long putt and drive contests with prizes, a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:55 PM
An effort to create globally aware elementary school students has faltered in the past two years at a suburban school district where parents and officials have criticized the use of language-learning software in classrooms.
But a vote to remove language...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Nov 10, 2013
On the list of U.S. military priorities, Africa has always ranked right smack at the bottom. Now that appears to be changing. As Eric Schmitt recently reported in the New York Times, "thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:41 PM
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo has joined a long-odds international effort to save one of nature's tough guys: the Tasmanian devil.
Although possessed of sharp fangs, a powerful jaw and a carnivorous personality, the devil is on the verge of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dominican slugger Nelson Cruz sat at his new locker a few weeks ago and surveyed the Orioles' spring training clubhouse.
In one corner, Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was huddled with his interpreter. On the other side of the room,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
AOL has commissioned its first TV-length video series, "Connected," an adaptation of an Israeli reality show that will be set in New York City.
In "Connected," five cast members record their lives using personal handheld cameras. Show was originally...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...