| May 26, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.
Arish Said, head of the government's media department, said that Prime...
| May 24, 2015
| 11:32 AM
Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader.
Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader...
| May 8, 2015
| 8:22 AM
Eddie Conway has a lot of juice in Baltimore. A Black Panther who spent 44 years in state prison—he was convicted of killing a police officer named Donald Sager; many in the city's left community believe he was unjustly convicted—Conway...
| May 8, 2015
| 7:30 AM
What if Hitler and the other architects of the Holocaust had escaped Germany after WWII, never to be punished for their crimes?
The appalling scenario certainly had a precedent. At the end of WWI, the Young Turks responsible for killing as many as 1.5...
| May 7, 2015
| 9:16 AM
A little detective work of her own inspired children's book author Kate Hannigan to write a book on America's first woman detective.
"I was researching for another book when I came across this nugget … about Allan Pinkerton's National Detective...
| May 5, 2015
| 1:03 PM
Imagine if Kevin Moore, the man who recorded the arrest of Freddie Gray, didn’t have a smartphone. It’s hard to say for sure what would’ve happened, but one likely possibility is that witnesses would claim that Gray was mistreated,...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's...
| May 2, 2015
| 2:50 PM
Eyes across the country have been focused on Baltimore — anger in its streets, looting, the calling in of the National Guard.
Some eyes in Chicago have seen this before — from up close.
In 1968, it was parts of Chicago that were ablaze....
| Apr 26, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "They're All Players in Lincoln's Story," April 12: The Travel section left out a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It tells about the assassination, but especially shows how it was covered by the press.
| Apr 18, 2015
| 2:35 PM
It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 1:06 PM
One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...