| Sep 7, 2014
| 9:44 AM
When Ben Chebot crossed the LVHN Via Marathon finish line in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds on Sunday morning, the race announcers proclaimed him to be from Oakland, Calif.
But he's not, really.
He grew up in Newton, Mass., training on the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Love them or hate them, it seems that selfies aren't going anywhere.
Taking out your phone to take a picture of yourself during a life milestone (if you count standing half naked in front of your bathroom mirror a life milestone) has become second...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:01 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering.
“I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist will be arraigned Wednesday on charges in connection with a hoax bomb placed at the site where two bombs exploded last year at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 21, 2014
Re “Feinstein emerges as spy agencies' staunch defender,” Jan. 19
I applaud the position of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Privacy as we once knew it is no longer possible.
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:05 PM
U.S. and European national teams headed to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, have received emailed threats of terrorist strikes on their athletes and supporters if they participate in the high-profile event that is Russian President Vladimir...