| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.
He takes Crimea, and President Barack Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.
Really? Crimea belonged to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love politics. I've been at it for decades. It's important. It's fun. I've made a good living out of it, as campaign manager, candidate and commentator. But there are times when partisan politics has no place. And this is...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Karen Freeman thought that she'd returned her Chrysler 200 Sedan to the airport in Richmond, Va., with a full tank. She thought wrong.
"An agent noted that the tank was full," says Freeman, an architect from Atlanta, Ga. The gauge also registered that...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:08 AM
MOSCOW -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon once considered President Vladimir Putin's most potent political foe, said Sunday that he had no plans to resume his business or political activities or to support Russia's embattled opposition forces....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I saw on your blog (http://www.chicagnow.com/stevedale) that you've taken a stand, calling for people to boycott watching the Olympics. Do you think blogs like yours have helped the world see what's really going on in Russia, as they continue to kill...
| Dec 1, 2013
By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on Tuesday a ban against issuing U.S. visas to foreigners implicated in wartime sexual violence.
“No one at the highest level of military or governance who has presided over, or engaged in,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:23 PM
A Glendale High School teacher and student will travel to Normandy, France, this summer for an institute marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces on the territory’s beaches.
Beginning in late June, Glendale High history...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region.
Obama told a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head.
A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Jaguar's 2013 XF sedan still looks good and handles well, but the addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder base engine and poorly tuned eight-speed automatic has taken the roar out of this cat.
There's a trend afoot in luxury cars: Keep all the style...