| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:32 PM
At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
George Washington passed through Farmington on several occasions during the Revolutionary War and is said to have called the town "the village of pretty houses." If the town isn't careful, the next president to ride through might call it "the village of...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Call it the date-rape nail polish syndrome: Someone comes up with an apparently practical way for women to protect themselves against sexual assault, and, faster than it takes for a manicure to dry under a salon lamp, feminists will unite to denounce...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:15 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give Maryland Republicans a boost from the national party this month when he appears as headline speaker at a fund-raiser for Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan.
Christie, this year's chairman of the...
| 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...