| Aug 30, 2010
French air ace in World War II
Marcel Albert, 92, a decorated World War II flying ace hailed as a hero of the French Normandie-Niemen squadron based in the Soviet Union, died of complications from cancer Aug. 23 in Harlingen, Texas, said...
| Nov 27, 2010
Donald Nyrop, who led Northwest Airlines for a quarter century and built it from a safety-challenged regional airline into a globe-spanning carrier focused on safety and frugality, has died. He was 98.
Nyrop died Nov. 16 at his home in Edina, Minn.,...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:05 PM
The film festival in the lovely city of Toronto, under whose cloudy skies we've just arrived, is especially good at showcasing, and sorting, the high-profile awards titles we'll be bombarded with throughout the fall. We'll have a complete list of the...
| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 9:08 PM
We entered Red Cloud from the east, just as novelist Willa Cather and her family did in 1884, when she was just 11 years old. The Cathers arrived by train at the Burlington & Missouri Railroad depot, in those days the usual portal into the small but...
| Sep 2, 2010
On a warm summer night, the terrace at Saddle Peak Lodge seduces with its view through a pine tree to Saddle Peak and, beyond, the sky. We're wrapped in the quiet of the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between Calabasas and Malibu, with just enough light...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:27 PM
The Mexican drug kingpin was shackled to the railing of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter cruising up the coast of Baja California when he saw a curious sight: A hovering helicopter lowering somebody by rope onto the deck of a nearby boat.
The dangling person...
| Jul 24, 2010
| 4:26 PM
Ah, the smell of diesel fuel and burning wood. Already looking forward to having my eyebrows burned off. Yes, plans are in place for the official start of the football season, the Annual Bonfire. - - From left, WR......
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Nebraska AD Tom Osborne to stop by Big Ten media days Cornhuskers great and current athletic director Tom Osborne is going to be attending the Big Ten media days next month in Chicago. Mind you, Nebraska doesn't even officially join the Big Ten until...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
ACC storylines: Will Virginia Tech be a contender in the BCS? With ACC media days set to begin July 25-26 in Greensboro, N.C., we finish our look at the five biggest storylines this week....