| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Whatever happened to good old American know-how?
The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence.
The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Can you help me ID these objects? I don't want to sell them; I just want to know what they are and learn about them.
A: Sent with the query are images of two metal objects the reader calls "keys."
Imagine a pair of differing brass or alloy metal...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Five senior Serbian Parliament members will arrive in Hartford on September 18, sponsored by the Open World Leadership Program, funded by the United States Congress, and arranged by Friendship Force of Connecticut.
Delegates selected by the American...
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Sep 6, 2014
Feeling nostalgic for the good old days? Then think back to the late 1970s, says Consumer Reports.
Gas lines stretched for blocks at service stations thanks to a revolution in Iran and an energy crisis. Gas-guzzling cars were common: The midsized 1978...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:52 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Koerber, preparing for his first submarine duty, has studied the namesake of his new ship, a man who has "a very rich history."
But this isn't someone from the Navy's distant past. In fact, Koerber...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the Navy's newest submarine Saturday in a ceremony that will more than mark a construction milestone. It will celebrate the legacy of retired U.S. Sen. John Warner, one of Virginia's most venerated leaders.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:02 AM
His closest advisers warned him against it, but President Jimmy Carter decided to risk everything anyhow. He would bring peace to the Middle East. The deeply religious Baptist believed that God wanted him to be the peacemaker "and that somehow he would...
| Sep 21, 2014
Anastasios "Tom" Kokkinakos, a Greek immigrant who later became part owner of a Govans pizza establishment and a restaurant consultant, died Thursday at his Timonium home of heart failure. He was 74.
Anastasios Kokkinakos, who was born and raised in...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:07 AM
North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release....