| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:27 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Sudan’s government has agreed to end fighting with rebel forces, East African leaders announced Friday, in a deal that will hinge on whether rebel leader Riek Machar agrees to the truce.
At a summit in...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:54 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Thousands of armed youths loyal to South Sudan’s rebel leader are preparing to launch an assault on the key town of Bor, a government official said Saturday, as continued fighting in the fragile new country...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner.
Schriro was the only candidate...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Before heading out the door, I gave my wife a goodbye kiss. Rather than reciprocate, she recoiled.
"Ouch. Would you please shave?"
"Can't do that, honey," I replied. "Not until the end of Movember."
"You mean NO-vember. Your lip hair is affecting...
| Aug 16, 2013
Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:36 PM
At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective.
Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
White House tapes released Wednesday capture President Richard Nixon grappling with the growing Watergate scandal while continuing to press forward on major foreign-affairs initiatives, including a historic meeting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Exhibitors opted not to open John Abraham starrer "Madras Cafe" in several cities in India and the U.K. on Friday, fearing violence from activists protesting the film. Tamils who feel an affinity with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam protested what...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Stanley J. Hanna, former chief of the Maryland State Purchasing Board, died Aug. 16 of corticobasal syndrome, a rare and progressive neurodegenerative disease, at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 87.
The son of a stockbroker...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:44 AM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria.
However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women.
Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...