| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:58 AM
In the summer of 1990, some 2,000 U.S. Marines arrived off the coast of Liberia near the capital of Monrovia, which was then being overrun by rebel forces fighting against the government of Samuel Doe. The Marines were in four ships, one of them an...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots.
"I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Connecticut's environment has changed enormously over the past four centuries. What can we expect over the next 50 years?
More change, and not all of it for the better.
Indeed, if history is any indicator, and it might well be the best indicator, we...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Given how quickly circumstances change around the globe, Theresa Rebeck's new play may evoke some unplanned responses when it premieres at South Coast Repertory.
But if it does, Rebeck has been there before — and so has Marc Masterson, the Costa...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
Latin Food & Wine Festival: a celebration of Latin culinary contributions. 6:30 p.m. today, Cranes Roost Park, 275 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, free, (food...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The nurses at Emory Hospital who are caring for the two U.S. Ebola patients around the clock are not immune from fear. No nurses are. The truth stares us in the face every time an indiscriminate killer like Ebola or any horrific strain goes viral....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
An Arnie moment
I watched with great interest the Golf Channel special on Arnold Palmer called "Arnie." It was an interesting story of his life and how he has impacted golf and the sports world. It made me think how he has impacted my life.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee from the Iraq War and lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is retiring from the military, the Guard said Tuesday.
Duckworth, 46, from Hoffman Estates, is running for a second term in Congress,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday.
"These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...