| 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...
| 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 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....
| Jun 24, 2014
Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:54 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...