| Sep 17, 2011
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:45 PM
All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water.
I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:11 PM
By the time Gregory Weiler II was in his late teens, his family said, the Elk Grove Village native was well down a path toward destruction.
Both his mother and father had committed suicide before he was 16, and Weiler had also tried to kill himself in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The Social Security Administration is planning to build a "security barrier" at its Woodlawn headquarters that officials say is needed to protect employees and visitors.
Though available details of its design are sparse — several elected...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:41 PM
A former head of the FBI office in San Antonio has been tapped to run its office in Chicago, a source said today.
The appointment of Cory B. Nelson is expected to be announced early next week, the source said.
Nelson will succeed Robert Grant, who...
| Dec 2, 2012
Maryland's first Angel of Hope statue stands in a garden across from the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, on Mineral Hill Road, in Eldersburg.
The statue, depicting an angel with her arms raised and standing about 4 feet tall, is surrounded by...
| May 3, 2011
CBS News Tuesday made it official and named Scott Pelley anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News."I covered Pelley in the 1980s in Dallas when he was a star reporter at WFAA-TV's outstanding news operation and I was the TV critic/columnist for...
| Jul 28, 2011
It is clear from Anders Behring Breivik's attacks in Norway that he was familiar with terrorism attacks in the United States -- namely, Timothy McVeigh's 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, wrote Andrew Gumbel, an author working on a book about the......
| Jul 26, 2011
The Norwegian terror attacks allegedly carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik present an opportunity for introspection for “Muslim-bashers,” the Times Editorial Board wrote Tuesday. It is unfair to blame ideological...