| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.
He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race.
| May 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like.
Since gracefully handing...
| May 25, 2014
James Comey became FBI director last year, at a time when Osama bin Laden was dead, terrorism at home was on the decline and the United States was shrinking its inflammatory presence in the Muslim world. So naturally, he says the danger is way worse...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a development as sadly inevitable as the UCSB mass murder itself, the finger-pointing over who is to blame for the tragedy took a very misguided turn Sunday.
Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post wrote an op-ed criticizing those in the entertainment...
| May 30, 2014
BOSTON — A cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the FBI about his relationship with the men authorities say were behind the...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The values of the event are simple: Mud is honorable; the more mud, the more honor.
Living up to those values is a challenge.
Two weekends each year, thousands of civilians flock to this sprawling base for a chance to get muddy and exhausted in the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.
The Justice Department, in a...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Three friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried separately, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, while rejecting a defense bid to move the proceedings out of Massachusetts.
U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in Boston...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The moving finger writes, the little ball goes round and round, the carousel goes up and down, les jeux sont faits, and another transition in the ordinarily static world of late-night talk show television is announced.
No one has to ask for whom that...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Maria Schreiber decided to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few hours after hearing the explosions near the finish line of last year's race and watching gray smoke fill the streets.
After calling her husband and texting her father — "bomb...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Boston Marathon finish line has eluded JoAnn Cassell twice. But not this time, she says.
She plans to kiss the ground this year when her shoes finally meet the pavement at the end of the race.
And then, she'll put a flower down at the spot where a...