| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad.
Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association.
The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s.
“There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:33 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:34 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
RIDGELAND, Miss. — Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer.
As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he...
| Apr 1, 2014
Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money?
Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg.
Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms.
So Freeman latched onto the story...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest.
One of the most...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry.
The new Emerson building on...