| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
"There was no relationship between them...
| Jan 12, 2015
As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later.
Despite all the hand wringing about runaway college costs, and...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:42 PM
We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world's business as they walked, side by side, across a bridge with ornate, brilliantly illuminated...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:30 AM
The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals."
ONE, as it was called, offered...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:11 PM
Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities.
New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee.
But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Though income inequality has worsened in the past 40 years, most impoverished Americans would not be terribly concerned, provided their children had an even chance of moving from the bottom to the top of the income ladder.
The bad news is that they don'...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice.
Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California's high cost of living has pushed hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income workers to other states, federal data show.
The trend points to a challenge for the state's economy: how to attract workers of moderate means to some of the...