| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
What I keep longing to hear, in the hemorrhaging national debate about Edward Snowden, whistleblowing and the NSA, is some acknowledgment of what the word "security" actually means, and what role -- if any -- the government should play in creating it....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:36 PM
This is for the dreamers. The givers. The naïve kid somewhere still in all of us hoping to make a difference. Three teenage brothers sat in their Weston home last April, plotting to raise money for the Boston Marathon victims they related to so closely....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When Margaret Sherrod was in her 20s, she filled her weekends with 10k and other races, but in recent years she has cut back her competitive running schedule.
The 58-year-old retired teacher from Millersville is still in great shape and runs regularly...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public court appearance Wednesday, leaning over a microphone and repeating again and again in a Russian accent “not guilty” to potential capital murder charges in a federal courtroom packed...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:21 PM
An online posting that intimated someone had dumped a body in Chicago's Jackson Park ignited a torrent of concern among social media users over the weekend and even prompted police to scour the area.
The posting occurred on a website called PostSecret....
| Sep 4, 2013
An open letter to the board of directors, Cynics United for Sanctimony and Snark:
I beg your forgiveness.
Monday was nuts. It was a holiday, of course. We had an out-of-town guest. Company coming. I was distracted, not myself. Maybe even temporarily...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:57 AM
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is imposing beefed-up security measures for the 26.2-mile race Oct. 13.
"The bag check is something we've been looking at for a couple of years," Carey Pinkowski, the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”
In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Onto the Scranton, Pa., stage the vice president came on Friday, in vintage form. He pumped his fist. He pointed at friends arrayed there, in his hometown. He bellowed a favorite insult: “Malarkey!” He smiled the broad Irish smile, undimmed....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The investigative science that went into tracking down the perpetrators of April's tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon is examined in this episode of the PBS series.
Reporter-producer Miles O'Brien traces the timeline of the pursuit,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Back in the day, before I knew the running terms "hill repeats" or "pace," I'd take Harbor Boulevard home from work and stop at the Big 5.
Inside the rubbery-smelling sporting goods store, I'd head for the sale aisle, buy the cheapest running shoes, tie...