| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:46 AM
On the 25th anniversary of the crackdown culminating at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the White House on Wednesday called on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
He craved more, more and even more stuff.
"I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:48 PM
Philip Morris Cos. CEO
Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on comics such as “Fables,” “Action Comics,” “Justice League,” “The Shade,” and his collaboration with writer Alan Moore on “...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Federal regulators pushed forward with proposed new rules for Internet traffic that could allow preferential treatment for companies willing to pay more, thus ensuring more heated arguments ahead over so-called net neutrality.
The 3-2 vote Thursday by...
| Apr 18, 2014
In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader.
And got away with it.
The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:54 PM
AT&T is near a deal to acquire satellite broadcasting giant DirecTV.
The two companies, which have flirted in the past, are awaiting board approval on the transaction -- valued at close to $50 billion -- that would make telecommunications giant AT&T a...
| May 30, 2014
In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture.
Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
An explosion at an election rally for presidential front-runner Abdel Fattah Sisi injured four people, including two policemen, state media reported Sunday. The candidate was not in attendance.
Sisi, who left the military two months ago to run for...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and...