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  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
  • Russian 'menace' is overstated

    Russian 'menace' is overstated
    Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both...
  • Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'

    Profile Of George J. Mead: Father Of The 'Wasp'
    HARTFORD – In the summer of 1925, George J. Mead led a team that set out to build a revolutionary new airplane engine for the U. S. Navy. The navy required a motor that would produce at least 400 horsepower and weigh less than 650 pounds. Such a...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally

     Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally
    The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation. The...
  • Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war

    Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war
    Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we...
  • Stage, Screen Actor Edward Herrmann Dies At 71

    Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV's "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at...
  • Edward Herrmann dies: Five notable film roles

    The actor Edward Herrmann, who died Wednesday at the age of 71, is perhaps best known for his role as a kindhearted patriarch on seven seasons of TV's "Gilmore Girls." While he most often served as a supporting player, the Emmy and Tony winner leaves...