Dear Sgt. Shaft: In a previous column, Detective Douglas Scheller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department wrote that he had been asked to try to locate a person whose dog tag was found.
A delegation of Japanese officials and activists urged the Obama administration on Thursday redesignate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism over its failure to resolve cases of missing Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents decades ago and taken to the Stalinist state.
Long before Ted Leonsis became a successful entrepreneur and majority owner of the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Verizon Center, he was the mayor of a small town in Florida.
Some fear this week's final space shuttle launch means the end of American dominance in space, but NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden thinks the future is bright and is promising that one day humans will set foot on Mars.
Pushing back at the notion that next week's final space shuttle launch means the end of American dominance in space, NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden said Friday that the future is bright and promised that one day humans will land on Mars.
A group of NFL Hall of Famers is backing a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, demanding better benefits for former players.
The story of Will Rogers has been told before, by Ben Yagoda in a 1993 biography. Rogers, the son of a former slaveholder and Confederate veteran, one-quarter Cherokee with no more than a 10th-grade education, began his career wandering the world before becoming the headliner of the Ziegfeld Follies and columnist for the New York Times. But as Richard D. White Jr. argues in this fine book, Rogers was closer to political power than the average journalist.
The nation's top labor leader on Friday said President Obama has allowed talk of attacking federal deficits to overrun his message on jobs and economic growth, while hitting Fox News for being anti-union.
PBS anchor Jim Lehrer and public broadcasting leaders from across the country are gathering in Washington to discuss the most serious threats to their federal funding in 44 years.