| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war.
Marwan Kawasme and...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
North Korea has taken its case against Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming movie "The Interview" all the way to the United Nations.
In a letter to the U.N. dated June 27 but made public this week, North Korea accused the United States of sponsoring...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other.
For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Aug 22, 2014
Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day.
He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side.
And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.
Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The government would have to overcome major legal hurdles to charge John Hinckley Jr. in the murder of James Brady some 30 years after the fact. But if that were the morally right thing to do, it would be worth trying, despite the improbability of...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:13 AM
A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of James Brady, the former press secretary critically wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan a homicide, according to a police spokesperson.
Brady was shot in the head by John...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:37 PM
When James Brady died Monday, most Americans probably thought of him in connection with one of two things: the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan — in which Brady, the amiable president’s amiable press secretary, was seriously wounded...
| Sep 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....