| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday.
“If there is a referendum and it...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
I was driving through Pennsylvania this weekend and happened to catch former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Fox News Radio with that conservative tool, Chris Wallace, a son who brings shame to his father’s good name. Wallace tried every...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:53 PM
1. CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (Putnam, $27.95). Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband work together to solve 12 murders. Last week: —
2. PRIVATE L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown, $28). A private...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq.
Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery.
Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Top Reader Requests
Each month the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton gather their Top 5 reader requests in fiction and nonfiction. Here is this month's list:
Top 5 Fiction:
"Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:29 PM
1. "The Goldfinch" By Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30). A terrorist attack in an art museum sets Theo Decker on a life-altering path.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality.
High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer.
Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...