| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama doesn't know much about history.
In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul.
During the first three months of expanded...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:51 AM
You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting.
But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:28 PM
After the pain of Towson cutting its men's soccer program in March 2013 had subsided, Kay Banjo was faced with a life-changing decision: He could go pro and try out for Major League Soccer or finish his undergraduate degree and then use his final year...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The 18th season of "The View" premiered on Monday morning with a new set and a new panel, but some of the best one-liners never made it on TV. At the first commercial break, Rosie O'Donnell jumped out of her seat. "The stand-up in me can't resist a...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Charles Lipson's opinion piece paints a grim picture of the troubles we face in trying to pacify a region with little regard for an American presence. We find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of attempting to rescue people unsure of our motives,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
With apologies to Paul McCartney — it was 50 years ago today, Capt. Raines got the band to play.
That's Capt. C.L. Raines of the Jacksonville Police Department.
He rousted a film crew away from a windblown stage at the Gator Bowl. Finally, after...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Former Gov. Jeb Bush didn’t hedge his positions on two key issues that could give him problems with the Republican Party’s conservative flank if he runs for president, and he also didn’t use an opening Friday to provide any insight about...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:13 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who dominated politics and cable TV news this week, is headed to the Sunshine State.
He's coming to Florida next week to help raise campaign cash for Gov. Rick Scott, who is seeking re-election, according to the...