| 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."...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 5, 2009
| 4:22 PM
After a pretty lackluster season, America’s Next Top Model came roaring back last night with a fresh crop of beauties vying to stand atop the catwalk.Last night’s two-hour show was a series of cuts. The top 34 girls in the......
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:52 AM
* Facebook to join S&P 500
* Lululemon shares plunge in premarket after results
* Hilton Worldwide raises over $2.3 bln in record hotel IPO
* Futures down: Dow 34 pts, S&P 2.2 pts, Nasdaq 3.25 pts
NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index...
| Dec 12, 2013
V.S. Naipaul, who wrote one of my two favorite novels, "A House for Mr. Biswas," is not exactly known for his winning personality — even many of his admirers find him arrogant, vicious, racist and misogynist. But a beautiful interview with him in...