| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Durbar II has been shocking people for more than a century.
When the 3-year-old, French-bred, American-owned Thoroughbred won England’s prestigious Epsom Derby in 1914, despite going off as a 20-1 long shot, the genteel world of English horse-...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
GAINESVILLE — At the University of Florida, it was almost "The Week a Team Started Growing Up."
Instead, it may go down as "The Week the World Came Tumbling Down."
The Florida Gators, coming off one of the most tumultuous, tempestuous, topsy-...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The daughter of a veteran firefighting pilot said he "died a hero" when his air tanker crashed Tuesday while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park.
Geoffrey Craig Hunt was flying one of four planes being used in the initial attack on the Dog...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Jennifer Holland wrote the best-sellers "Unlikely Friendships" and "Unlikely Loves." Along the way, she came across animal stories that went beyond those first two books.
"It's fun to investigate these stories," Holland said on the eve of a book tour to...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The death this week of a Hartford firefighter reminds us that we are surrounded by brave men and women who, in protecting life and property, go to work not knowing what perils the day may bring.
We owe these first responders — police,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The CW is feeling the need for speed this fall, and "The Flash" aims to deliver on Tuesday night, introducing a new generation of fans to one of DC Comics' most enduring superheroes in a premiere that "bursts out of the starting gate" according to...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While the producers of "The Quest," ABC's critically hailed, ratings-challenged summer reality series, are waiting to hear whether it's been picked up for a second season, they've come up with a unique way to make their case to the network that's close to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Steve Almond doesn’t like football anymore. He’s upset because football players sometimes get injured. He’s upset because football players sometimes engage in off-the-field criminal or quasi-criminal acts. Mainly, he’s upset...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:43 AM
I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem
They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The one thing you can count on with Gob Squad, the always-surprising European performance collective now at REDCAT, is that the audience won't be excluded from the multimedia act.
Screens are integral to Gob Squad's aesthetic, but there's hardly an...