| May 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Tethered to the rather sobering notion that the youngest baby boomers are turning 50 this year, CNN's "The Sixties" provides a nostalgic if not particularly insightful look at that tumultuous decade, one that inevitably features considerable overlap as it...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
New York cops have a tricky situation on their hands: What to do, or not do, about the relatives and friends of 9/11 victims who have begun scratching messages into the bronze plaques bearing the names of victims at the new 9/11 memorial.
| May 6, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy.
There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help.
So Perry, an Army medic who...
| May 30, 2014
In 1985, in a South Loop neighborhood once the hub of Chicago publishing, a group of book lovers started a book fair. Thirty years later, that book fair has grown into Printers Row Lit Fest, the highlight of Chicago's literary calendar.
In the spirit of...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Chinese fishermen hunting sea turtles were captured Wednesday by Philippine maritime police, and Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near an oil rig in a volatile day on the troubled waters of the South China Sea.
No serious injuries were reported...
| Mar 24, 2014
It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country.
About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:42 AM
President Richard Nixon and Marine Corps Commandant Leonard F. Chapman Jr., receiving salute from 1st Division marines back at Camp Pendleton from Vietnam....