| Jun 4, 2011
Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli billionaire Sammy Ofer, whose powerful, family-owned conglomerate is under scrutiny for alleged dealings with Iran, died Friday in Tel Aviv after a long illness. He was 89.
Considered Israel's richest man with a family...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Spend summer at the club
Summer camps at the Boys & Girls Club start June 27, with activities for kids from science experiments to scavenger hunts.
The club's Summer Bridge Program is another option, which allows kids to brush up on reading, writing and...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 7:05 PM
A 21-year-old Baltimore County man, whose Facebook postings about jihad gave way to discussions with an FBI informant about how to kill American soldiers, was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he tried to blow up a Catonsville military recruiting...
| Dec 26, 2010
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone
The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30
If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 7:57 AM
Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children's clothes at Columbia Mall.
When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was...
| Dec 11, 2010
| 3:46 PM
Their evening prayers ended, a small group of Muslim men lingering in a storefront mosque in Woodlawn turned to the news of the day: A man who had knelt among them had been arrested on charges of terrorism.
Antonio Martinez, who they said converted to...
| Dec 19, 2010
Here, in alphabetical order by title, are the 10 books that, over the last 12 months, most moved, inspired or beguiled me: my favorite books of 2010.
"About a Mountain" by John D'Agata (W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95). Willfully blurring...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 6:16 PM
Author and syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager is one of the better conversationalists you'd ever meet, but he pulls no punches for political correctness' sake.
"Ask me anything," he invites during an afternoon meal at Ichiban Japanese...
| Dec 19, 2010
A Rope and a Prayer
A Kidnapping From Two Sides
David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
Viking: 362 pp., $26.95
"A Rope and a Prayer" is not the book David Rohde set out to write when he traveled to Afghanistan in 2008 on leave from his reporter's job at...