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  • 'Dr. Strangelove's' connections to the JFK assassination

    On Nov. 21, 1963, film critics were planning to catch a special preview of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" the next day. But when the news came from Dallas on Nov. 22, those plans changed. "NEVER HELD ... THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT," one guest...
  • Dallas still feels guilt over JFK assassination

    Cities don't commit crimes, but Dallas continues to feel guilty all the same. Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, many in the city are still burdened by the memory of that day — and the sense that, in some way they cannot put...
  • JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?

    JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?
    By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would. But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
  • 50 years after fatal day, Dallas mourns JFK

    DALLAS — It was, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said, as if the sky were weeping too. On a cold and rainy day, thousands gathered in downtown Dallas' Dealey Plaza to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy....
  • Letters: Nov. 22, 1963

    Re "Seeking answers in JFK's assassination," Nov. 22 Watching the proliferation of media commemorations of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, I considered for the first time that shooter Lee Harvey Oswald was only 24...
  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
  • In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula

    In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world. "Roll down your windows," the driver says. "Down??" Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
  • 'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]

    'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]
    The story is causing national outrage: In Texas, a drunk driving 16-year-old named Ethan Couch (who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult) killed four people and seriously injured two others with his Ford F-350 pickup truck....