| Jan 25, 2011
For 40 years as a bishop in Mexico's impoverished Chiapas state, Samuel Ruiz championed the rights of the long-suffering Maya Indians who dominate the lush region. He learned their languages and adopted their customs into Roman Catholic practice.
| Jun 15, 2011
Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday.
| Jan 17, 2012
Don't forget to consider travel insurance when you plan your 2012 travels: Decide if you need it and figure the cost into your budgeting. Chances are it won't be a budget-buster, but failure to buy the right coverage could, in fact, bust your budget...
| Apr 29, 2011
A Deltona airman was among nine Americans killed this week in gunfire at a military compound near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, and eight other Americans died when a...
| Jan 16, 2012
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing for large demonstrations at the upcoming G-8 and NATO conferences, his administration is moving to settle lawsuits that prompted a scathing judicial rebuke of the way the Chicago Police Department has treated...
| Jul 26, 2011
Ever the tough guy, even Marlon Brando would have been delighted by the new unexpectedly feminine direction being taken this summer and fall by that staple of macho menswear, the biker jacket.
The mercurial actor, who died in 2004, became an eternal...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 12:15 PM
By Madison Smartt Bell Pantheon. 335 pages. $26.95
Fiddlers strike up the old tune "Devil’s Dream" more than once in the new Madison Smartt Bell novel that bears its name. It is a sprightly jig, but it turns poignant here, since the...
| Nov 17, 2011
I have mixed emotions about the Wall Street demonstrations that are taking place worldwide. I understand the protesters' frustrations, but frankly, unless they articulate specific policy changes, their efforts will have no practical results. I have...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Today's retirement communities often exceed buyers' wildest expectations. Amazing fitness center? Check. Multiple dining venues? Check. Transportation, university courses, lively locations? Check, check, and check.
You may be interested to know that many...
| Feb 20, 2011
I've never met an American who didn't have a soft spot in his heart for Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, his home and plantation in Charlottesville.
After his term as president expired in 1809, Jefferson lived full time at Monticello. The house, which...