| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Tens of thousands of people donated money to the One Fund, the charity created by officials after the Boston Marathon bombings. Victims received get-well cards from around the country, as well as flowers and notes of encouragement from total strangers....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
She'd raised five children by herself, and Liz Norden was ready for the empty nest.
Two of her daughters, 24 and 26, still lived with her, but they were barely home and busy with their own lives, so Norden, 51, talkative and cheery, was beginning to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The good thing about our president's talk at the Justice Department last week is that it was mainly talk. Its subject: How to limit the National Security Agency -- or maybe just national security. Thankfully, he didn't actually do anything to abolish that...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:31 AM
James Costello was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb went off on April 15, leaving him with severe burns on his right arm and leg.
Getting nursed back to health, however, had one upside. While recovering at Spaulding...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:55 PM
"It feels as though we live in an age of constant calamity," Chris Jones writes this month in Esquire, summing up a sentiment to which we can all relate.
Which is why we need our silly games more than ever, even amid their blingy, hare-brained, idiot...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion.
Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list.
To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...
| Dec 14, 2013
Holidays are just dates on a calendar? Well, it depends.
This Thanksgiving I had been musing about two events: First: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah occurr on the same night. Everyone was excited, especially Israeli cooks who made turkey matzo balls, corn...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Tatyana McFadden completed an unprecedented wheelchair marathon Grand Slam with her most decisive victory of the four.
The University of Illinois senior took the New York marathon title Sunday by 3 minutes, 41 seconds over Wakako Tsuchida of Japan....
| Oct 7, 2013
Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence.
Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry.
The 2013 Boston Marathon...