| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
If you ask poet John Gardiner a question, the path to the answer is not a straight line.
It's a meandering journey that transports you to mysterious places and events that seem surreal at first, as if you've gone down some rabbit hole.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - Rescue planes scoured waters off Vietnam on Monday, 48 hours after a Malaysia Airlines jetliner vanished from radar screens with 239 people on board.
Questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Ken Norton died last week. Naturally, everyone thought about his three epic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali, including the 1973 bout in which he broke Ali's jaw.
Like Joe Frazier, who also lost two of three fights to Ali, Norton is inextricably...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102.
Giap died Friday at a military...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
We might not be here with the mists of myths and hectoring of conspiracy theorists — all marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination — if he had not insisted on caution during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:28 AM
BEIJING -- Every few hours, a shard of information would drift across the TV screen: An object -- perhaps a door -- had been spotted. A yellow item -- could it be a life raft? -- had been seen. A new oil slick had been discovered, and samples were en...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Interviewers always asked Mikhail Kalashnikov the same question and he always gave the same answer: Yes, he could sleep at night. Quite easily, thank you.
Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, a cheap, simple, rugged assault rifle that became the weapon of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
To all my European friends -- from Portugal to Germany to Finland, and from Bulgaria to Slovenia to Ireland -- I'd just like to say: Nice job!
The Nobel Committee (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobelprizes/peace/laureates/2012/press.html) recently awarded...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Ola Lee Mize
Medal of Honor recipient dies at 82
Ola Lee Mize, 82, a Medal of Honor recipient who fended off enemy assaults and rescued wounded soldiers during the Korean War, died Wednesday in Gadsden, Ala., after a long illness. His death was...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...