| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers.
These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.
His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:09 AM
In case there were any doubts about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slide into authoritarianism, they disappeared in one fell tweet Thursday when the government blocked access to the Twitter social media site. Though in the end, the move may...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is one of several large broadcasters that could be forced to sell television stations or other assets or rethink future acquisitions under new media ownership rules the Federal Communications Commission is set to consider...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 3:45 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy.
Government officials have pledged...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A fraternity and a sorority chapter at McDaniel College are under investigation after being accused of holding a party with a "CMT versus BET" theme.
The off-campus house party, with its theme an apparent riff on the channels Country Music Television...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:39 AM
What’s left behind when a writer dies? Well, his furniture, of course. The ottoman where he rested his feet after a day’s work. The big chair where he sat to read, the lamp nearby. And, of course, his books.
Elmore Leonard, the great crime...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine.
An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:29 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — As thousands of bikers from across the country descend on this beach town, many will come wearing leather vests covered with patches, or "colors," proclaiming their allegiance to everything from veterans' organizations to religions...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
William Clay Ford, a billionaire who owned the Detroit Lions and was an heir to the automotive dynasty started by his grandfather Henry Ford, died Sunday at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 88.
The cause of death was pneumonia, according to a...