| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:15 AM
TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster "Noah" as being "pro-animal" and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible, at least to the Book of...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Two Chicago men were arrested Saturday after they were caught selling parking spaces at an Uptown church for patrons attending an event at the nearby Aragon Ballroom, according to police and prosecutors.
A concerned citizen first alerted Chicago...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Listed below is the Miracle Sports softball poll for this week.
A quick summary of Central Florida teams: Harmony is No. 2 in the All-Classification and Hagerty is No. 4.
The poll was released Tuesday afternoon. Hagerty has taken over the No. 1 spot...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
JUBA, South Sudan — Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:20 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas' is ranked No. 9 in this week's MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national high school softball rankings. And as you might expect, the defending Class 7A state champion Raiders remain atop the Miracle Sports all classifications poll, which also...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The first Miracle Sports high school softball state rankings were released on Tuesday. Defending state champ St. Thomas Aquinas is ranked No. 1 in Class 7A and American Heritage is No. 1 in 5A. Five teams from Broward and Palm Beach counties are ranked in...
| Feb 23, 2014
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.
The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation
Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
George Bernard Shaw, writing in the preface to Pygmalion, says flatly that "it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." The way we speak betrays many things about our regional origins, level of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Defending Class 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas is the state's No. 1-ranked high school softball team regardless of classification, according to the new Miracle Sports state rankings released Tuesday. Palm Beach Gardens, which is No. 3 in 8A, is No....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:56 PM
A Parkville resident's car was recently broken into and also had a homophobic slur scrawled on it, according to Baltimore County police Between 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, a computer, two cameras, a backpack and other...