| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel.
On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
It is clear we're approaching an end game in nuclear negotiations between six world powers the P5 plus 1 and Iran. Final negotiating maneuvers have commenced. Secretary of State John Kerry has said there will not be another extension beyond March 31...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78.
British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Audiences love young musicians. The soloist with the three-quarter size violin, the pianist whose legs just now reach the pedals, the kid whose confidence is as big as the talent exploding before our eyes.
We are astonished, awed, and amazed. We wonder...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:56 AM
Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:27 PM
It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds.
The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:46 AM
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson.
Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus. He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday. Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island?
OK: Smaller towns outside...