| Jun 16, 2011
| 6:38 PM
It's often interesting to see how foreign news outlets cover the stories the American media find so important.
For instance, consider this example from Russia Today, the English-language news outlet, and how its journalists covered New York congressman ...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:12 AM
If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.
| Nov 1, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Bucky's back to report on last night's Amazing Race, which was a little more dramatic than the past few weeks. Check it out: This week’s leg of The Amazing Race begins in Norway and the teams will have to race......
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The climate stats for 2010 are coming in. Here are the highlights, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You can read the full release here.GLOBALLY: Surface Temperature: Combined land and water temperatures averaged 1.12 degrees F...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The Moscow Times is reporting a new all-time record high temperature today in downtown Moscow of 37.7 degrees Celsius. That's an astonishing 99 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 101 degrees F at the airport. One-hundred-thirty-year-old records are toppling...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 12:33 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe.
Notorious markets are physical places...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 1:29 PM
Anna Chapman appears to be the spy making the most out of her overnight celebrity following her arrest and ultimate deportation for her part in a Russian spy ring.
A scantily clad Chapman, 28, is featured on next month's cover of Russian's edition of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 9:08 AM
"The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought."
— Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996
I knew that my Alger Hiss column...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:58 AM
On Aug. 2, 1926, the newly formed Law and Order League for Carroll County held a meeting in the community room on the third-floor of the Wantz building in downtown Westminster.
While researching the league's history for the Historical Society of...
| Jul 10, 2011
Long known for spicing up American food, McCormick & Co. is taking its food flavorings abroad, with plans to peddle masala powder in the open-air markets of India and borscht seasoning in the stores of Eastern Europe.
Looking for ways to beef up sales in...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices. Cajoled by public health advocates and new laws, chain restaurants are posting...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:22 PM
As teachers at the Renaissance Institute, retirees Sidney Leibovitz and Gregory Halpin fascinate their adult students with history courses ranging from the Chinese Revolution to French Connections.
Their own histories are fascinating, too.