| Jun 12, 2010
Two years ago, when I was stationed in Hawaii, I called Expedia to get a price quote for an airline ticket to California. I wanted to spend Thanksgiving with my fiancee.
The agent could barely speak English and insisted that I give him a credit card...
| Dec 11, 2009
Pregnancy and pumping iron don't typically go together, but Jessica Huthmaker wants to change that.
Seven months pregnant with her first child, the owner of Kettlebell Konnection hasn't slowed down yet.
"The only thing I've changed is I've gone a little...
| Oct 19, 2009
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, retired spiritual leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant, which was based for several years in a Calabasas headquarters called Camelot and gained notoriety in the late 1980s for its followers' elaborate preparations for...
| May 10, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:
Ryan C. King, 22, of Dallas, Ga.; specialist, Army. King was among three soldiers...
| Mar 30, 2009
David P. Cooley, the retired Air Force pilot who was killed Wednesday in the crash of an F-22 near Edwards Air Force Base at age 49, had a significant career as a versatile test pilot and a large effect on the test flight community in the high desert as a...
| May 3, 2009
The Unknown Knowns
Scribner: 272 pp., $25
For starters, the title is a riff on Donald Rumsfeld's hilarious 2002 quote: "There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say,...
| Sep 30, 2008
When a trendy young theater company announces that its next subject is going to be the explosion of the evangelical Christian movement, snarky parody is a natural expectation. What's surprising about "This Beautiful City," a diverting if curiously earnest...
| Sep 26, 2008
After John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee last month, Steve Cosson, the 40-year-old artistic director of the New York-based theatrical troupe the Civilians, was intrigued by some of the explosive commentary revolving around...
| Dec 10, 2007
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The gunshots were so loud that Jeanne Assam thought the shooter already was in the building.
A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a...
| Mar 5, 2008
Online gun dealer Eric Thompson can't recall exactly what he was doing when he learned that one of his customers had just killed five students in a college geology class.
He knows what flashed through his mind, though:
Ten months earlier,...
| Dec 12, 2007
The gunman who killed four people in shooting rampages at two Colorado religious institutions committed suicide after he was shot by a church security guard, police said Tuesday.
An autopsy showed that Matthew Murray, 24, died of a self-inflicted wound...