- Egypt rights center raided, 2 Mubaraks acquitted
- New Mexico Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage constitutional
- Blame Bush: 5 years later, that’s still the mantra, pollsters find
- Dutch prostitutes demand same retirement benefits as soccer stars
- John McCain to Harry Reid: I’ll ‘kick the crap’ out of you
- Dogs that talk: Researchers seek $10K for ‘No More Woof’ technology
- 1,000 firefighters called to battle stubborn Big Sur wildfire
- Black Friday brouhaha: Millions of Target shoppers hit by credit card theft
- Britain orders airplane to rescue citizens from violent South Sudan
- Mega Millions winner emerges as Georgia mom, in ‘disbelief’
Taking Names: Beach Boys announce 50th anniversary reunion tour
Question of the Day
Beach Boys announce 50th anniversary reunion tour
It's almost winter, but get ready for some surf and sun: The Beach Boys are reuniting.
The surviving founding members of the classic rock group - Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine - announced Friday they are getting back together to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary. They're working on a new album and also plan a 50-date tour that will take them around the world.
Mr. Wilson said in a statement that he misses "the boys" and it will be a thrill to be on stage with them again.
The group also includes Bruce Johnston and David Marks, who have been with the band for decades.
The Beach Boys' first concert is scheduled for April 27 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Sales jump for books written by Hitchens
Fans of Christopher Hitchens are doing more than mourning his death: They're buying his books.
"Arguably," an essay collection released in September, and "God is Not Great," his 2007 best-seller, were both in the top 100 on Amazon.com as of Friday afternoon. Three of his books, including the memoir "Hitch-22," were in the top 6 on Amazon's list of "Movers and Shakers," the fastest sellers.
Mr. Hitchens died Thursday at age 62 after an 18-month battle with cancer of the esophagus. He was known for his fiery and eloquent rhetoric, his militant atheism, and his defiance of political category.
Twelve Publishers announced Friday that a memoir about his illness he had been working on, "Mortality," would come out next year.
Stephen King's heating oil help exceeds goals
Horror author Stephen King's effort to raise money to help low-income Maine residents pay their heating oil bills this winter has exceeded its goals, according to the Bangor Daily News.
Mr. King announced last month that his foundation would match up to $70,000 if listeners of the three Bangor-area radio stations he owns donated that amount, for a total of $140,000.
Listeners donated $24,000, the Lerner Foundation pitched in $46,000, and the foundation kept its promise.
On-air personality Pat LaMarche says an anonymous Californian then promised another $50,000, if Mr. King matched it. The Maine native agreed, bringing the total to more than $240,000.
Mr. King says he's grateful to everybody who helped.
The federal government told the state it should expect $23 million in heating oil assistance this winter, down from $55.6 million last winter.
• Compiled from Web and wire service reports.
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
- Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.
- Gov't wasted $30 billion on 'pillownauts,' crystal goblets -- buying human urine!
- Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson suspended indefinitely for gay quip
- Bill Gates: The Secret Santa disguised as a 'friendly fellow' on Reddit
- Democrats cite pope in call for minimum wage hike, jobless benefits
- In court filing, NCAA denies legal duty to protect athletes
- Obamacare 'pajamas boy' gets roundly mocked
- BOLTON: Nero in the White House
- Outrage over Phil Robertson suspension, 'malignant' political correctness
- Armed response, not restrictive gun laws, brought swift end to school shooting
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Wall Street news for retail investors who want to know what's going on.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up by Lisa King Dolloff and friends.
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
In a world that is increasingly complex, we need to seek greater awareness of the blending of cultures and America's changing role in a global community.
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow