| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Visalia resident and U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Norberto “Norbie” Lara, addressed the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at its Dec. 21 meeting.
Lara was in the service for more than 11 years, retiring after a roadside bomb severed his arm in June 2004. He...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:57 PM
When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight.
A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:27 PM
The Smithsonian Institution officially began construction Wednesday on a new museum dedicated to African-American culture and heritage -- a complex committed to the celebration and study of one of the central components of the American story....
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The Baltimore school system will deploy testing monitors to all schools administering the state assessments next week, even as the city principals union has called for investigations into alleged cheating at 16 schools to be suspended.
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Former first lady Barbara Bush on Monday said the GOP primary race is “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life. I hate it.”
Bush made the statements while at a conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “I hate...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 2:49 AM
Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This weekend, thousands will honor the lives lost in the crash of Flight 93 by dedicating a memorial. But the memorial is still a work in progress. FOX43's Michael Gorsegner is taking us through...
| May 29, 2011
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 6:12 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Five years after San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced his support for gay marriage, he sent a message to the Republican National Convention in Tampa to get behind the cause of marriage equality.
In 2007, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders...
| Jul 26, 2008
No serious writer in America works with a lighter touch than Robert Olen Butler.
That sure hand, guided by a potent creative intelligence, saves books like "Tabloid Dreams" (1996), inspired by supermarket weekly headlines, from mere whimsy.
| Nov 10, 2008
The Secret Service traditionally has given pithy, private names to those whose lives they protect. The monikers are a throwback to a time when electronic communications were not encrypted, and they no longer serve a security function. Still, they give...