| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:31 PM
Honor Presidents Day with a trip to the town where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address and near Dwight D. Eisenhower's farm. In addition to the Civil War battlefield, there is the Soldiers' National Cemetery...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:46 AM
To Kenny Callaghan, barbecue is like religion.
"If you're Roman Catholic, you don't go to a synagogue," said Callaghan, the executive chef and barbecue czar at New York's Blue Smoke restaurant. "If you're from North Carolina, you don't understand what...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:42 AM
John and Ruby Hill are still an item. Even though they are both 100 years old and have been married for 71 years, their bond remains fresh, accented with sweet, not-so-subtle notes of flirtatiousness.
Asked how they hooked up in 1941, John, born in...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:21 PM
I've been reading – more like thumbing – through a book that came out a few years ago about the Lincoln Highway - U.S. Route 30 in my old hood in Pennsylvania — that is sort of considered the first transcontinental highway in this...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Nov 4, 2011
Starting at sunset Saturday, artist Kelley Bell will place Baltimore's venerable landmark Bromo Seltzer Tower at the exact center of the solar system.
For at least the next five weeks, pedestrians and motorists will view the four faces of the clock tower...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:11 AM
A tweet this morning from @WoodenHorse Pub caught my eye: "Reader's Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash & trying not to default. Downgraded by S & P this month."
To anyone growing up on the 1950s and 1960s, seeing that tweet is like...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 6:42 AM
New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.
City police say three or four civilians have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting and that the shooter is dead.
| Sep 1, 2012
For all the horrible scenarios I had in mind for my first day of high school, a shooting never crossed my mind.
It was fourth period and we were just about to watch a movie when the intercom crackled. My principal declared, "We are in a lockdown."...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Lika many parents, I spent hours poring over "Where's Waldo" books with my kids, but I was amazed to hear that the series is marking its 25th anniversary beginning today. How time flies.
The geeky guy with the red-striped shirt and goofy cap has become a...
| Jan 15, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Before I get started with the coverage of tonight's American Idol, how about a little Wednesday-evening quarterbacking on last night's show?The big buzz today seemed to be all about Ryan Seacrest trying to high-five blind contestant Scott Macintyre....