| Oct 31, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71.
Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Portraying himself as a frugal turnaround expert who helped launch the Staples office supply chain, Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience Thursday night that he was uniquely qualified to whittle down the nation’s budget deficit and improve...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:09 PM
About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports.
The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:53 PM
Determinados a nunca olvidar pero quizás listos para seguir adelante, los estadounidenses dieron el domingo al 11 de septiembre un lugar en la historia y dejaron un recuerdo para una nueva generación.
Una ceremonia solemne de recordación se realizó en el...
| Sep 18, 2011
Early this year, as street protests began spreading across the Arab world, a young Internet expert from Germany, Katrin Verclas, asked Egyptian democracy activists what kind of technology they needed most. More laptop computers? Better access to the Web?...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children.
But the city's...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 9:49 PM
Amy Winehouse sintentizó su carrera en una sola canción como muy pocos artistas lo han logrado.
"Trataron de hacer que fuera a rehabilitación", cantó Winehouse en su exitoso tema del 2006, "Rehab". "Les dije, 'no, no, no"'.
En ocasiones dijo que sí,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:10 AM
I am an American who is concerned about our debt and excessive spending, such as on foreign aid to nations that work against us and kill our soldiers. Since the Senate and House Appropriations committees are considering the FY2012 foreign aid bill, with...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:30 AM
In response to the recent letter regarding foreign assistance to Armenia ("Cut foreign aid to Armenia and other countries that work against United States," July 31), the proposition to reduce assistance to Armenia and other states whose domestic and...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution.
The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:45 PM
As a retired veteran, I was saddened to read of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed more than two dozen U.S. special forces troops Saturday.
The Taliban claim responsibility for the catastrophe, but the U.S. and United Nations must share part...