| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON There was bipartisan consensus after the 9/11 attacks, in Congress and among Americans, that the United States would never again ignore rising threats in distant lands and allow al-Qaida or other terrorist groups to gain sanctuary as it had...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge funds outperformed a slumping stock market in January with strategies from activism to volatility plays, helping buff the image of an industry criticized in the last years for its high fees and failure to top climbing markets....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After a spell of bronchitis led to pneumonia and then heart failure, Sara Bement found her physical ailments had psychological consequences.
“I got angry and very short-tempered at times,” said Bement, 71, of Winsted, Conn., who has had a...
| Feb 8, 2014
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most powerful drugs ever invented, according to Consumer Reports.
Chances are, you've heard many variations of that sentiment. It's not hype. A 2010 review of 40 studies in the International Journal of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process.
Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Civil War casts a long shadow.
In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
One day, David Stuart MacLean forgot who he was. "It was darkness darkness darkness, then snap. Me. Now awake." He was a blank slate, standing in a bustling train station in India. Things went downhill from there.
From these dark days, MacLean has...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary
Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...