| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket.
But when it comes to winning the White House,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2016 presidential field is a long way from sorting out. In fact, as of now there is no officially declared field, just a small platoon of wannabes and talked-about possibilities.
As this story notes, the prospects include an unusually large number...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Unfortunately, too many of our state's families were separated for the holidays thanks to our overly punitive marijuana laws. In Maryland, those convicted of marijuana possession can go away for up to a year, just for the nonviolent crime of possessing...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
As they worked to help repair some of the damage, people in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday commemorated the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which tore a deadly and costly path through the region one year ago.
Video and photo images show how coastal...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Allison Gollust, a longtime adviser to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, is expanding her duties at the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet and taking on the role of chief marketing officer.
Gollust, who joined CNN in March, will retain her duties...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No politician would admit to wanting disaster to strike. But, quite apart from the pain it inflicts, disasters can be a boon to a political leader.
It was true in 1994, when California Gov. Pete Wilson’s response to the Northridge earthquake...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Johnny Depp revealed newly blond hair and an almost Gatsby-era 'do at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards, where he presented the BFI Fellowship honor to Christopher Lee on Saturday. [Los Angeles Times]
Britain's Prince George is to be christened...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:26 PM
NEW YORK — With the Oct. 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating.
Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will cost way more. It...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
NEW YORK — The race to become New York City's next mayor narrowed Monday as the runner-up in last week's Democratic primary ended his campaign and endorsed Bill de Blasio, the liberal public advocate who has cast himself as the anti-Michael...