| Apr 10, 2011
Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness.
The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Is it catchy marketing or just plain offensive?
There's always controversy over gas drilling in north Texas, but this time there's a controversy over the signs. The city of Southlake says there's nothing it can do about it.
It's a clear message to...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A Liberty High School student says that he was simply showing his support for equal rights for all. But a teacher and school official claimed that the shirt, which said "Queer + Straight = Equal" was offensive and forced him to go home.
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:32 AM
Three ACC schools have searched for men’s basketball head coaches this offseason and all three retained a headhunter.
No offense to Dan Parker, Eddie Fogler and others in that biz, but hiring a search firm to find a coach, especially for cash...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:51 PM
The Daily Pilot won two awards for investigative reporting over the weekend in the Best Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.
Pilot Staff Writer Mike Reicher won first and second place, respectively, in the...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 7:31 PM
A controversial Florida pastor was barred from protesting outside the largest mosque in the United States on Friday after a Michigan jury found his appearance was likely to provoke violence.
Terry Jones, 59, was briefly jailed after refusing to pay a...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Since when does a newspaper, through the power of the pen by liberal and biased editorial writers, have the gall to chastise law abiding and productive citizens for expressing their freedom of speech? ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25.) To insult...
| May 1, 2011
In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
| May 1, 2011
Amulet Books: 359 pp., $16.95, ages 14 and up
When it comes to sex and drugs, teen interest and parental tolerance tend to run in opposite directions. Simultaneously titillating and taboo, alluring yet off-limits, underage...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 2:33 AM
With $5 billion in stimulus money for weatherization projects at stake, federal officials called for an unprecedented level of transparency to ensure citizens knew how their tax dollars would be spent.
It remains a big secret in Illinois.
In denying a...