| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims:...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three?
That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
For a political columnist, there is no better or more exciting time that the weeks right before and right after an election.
So Charles Krauthammer is coming to Hampton Roads at just the right time. Krauthammer, whose syndicated column runs in the Daily...
| Nov 17, 2014
Nicco Mele, the Internet strategist credited with pushing political campaigns into the digital era, has been named deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
"We intend to be one of the great journalism organizations of the 21st century, not just the...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:27 PM
— In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life.
Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he would nominate Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.
Kruger, 38, who grew up in Pasadena, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 but has not practiced...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
After long and intense negotiations, the so-called P5-plus-1 nations (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany) and Iran finally agreed to extend the deadline for their ongoing talks until July 1. This was the second time both...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is running for re-election to a third term against a Haitian-American Republican, Dufirstson Neree, in one of the most Democratic districts in Florida and the nation.
Wilson, if re-elected, plans to focus on legislation...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:40 PM
As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....
| Nov 30, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Robert M. Levine, the founder of the Fire & Ice mineral and jewelry retail shops who was an original 1980 Harborplace merchant, died of cancer Nov. 19 at his North Baltimore home. He was 74.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Henry Levine, a liquor...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:43 PM
A Chicago man alleged to have hijacked a taxicab after hailing it early Saturday morning and refusing to tell the driver where he wanted to go was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Saturday.
Mino P. Emini, of the 500 block of West Kinzie Street,...