November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Living

Limbless man strives for normal life

Kent Bell, 49, lives in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

GERMANY AFTER THE BERLIN WALL

It’s not always best in west

DRESDEN, Germany   In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city’s vibrant More...

GERMANY AFTER THE BERLIN WALL

The AP was there ... in November 1989

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Berlin Wall came down Nov. 9, 1989, heralding not just the reunification of East and West Berlin, and East and West Germany, but the eventual fall of the USSR and the Iron Curtain.  More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Union Gen. Sherman begins March to the Sea

Union forces had occupied Atlanta for more than two months when Union Gen. William Sherman departed in mid-November 1864 on the socalled   March to the Sea — a campaign to capture Savannah, Ga.  More...

‘I started falling ... and I kept falling’

Climber recounts 70-foot fall at South Dakota canyon

RAPID CITY, S.D. More...

Survey says ...

More Asians climbing the ‘ladder of life’

SINGAPORE   Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.  More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Lincoln’s re-election trumpeted in North

Union states patiently awaited final ratification this week of President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election 150 years ago in the Civil War.  More...

The final shift

From job to job to job, a life lived — and lost

ELIZABETH, N.J. T he fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. More...

Would football be richer without small clubs?

FREIBURG, Germany EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an occasional series exploring how small clubs in Europe’s top leagues fare against increasingly wealthy and dominant rivals. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Abraham Lincoln re-elected to 2nd term

Buoyed by a series of military successes, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected president this week 150 years ago in the Civil War.  Lincoln defeated Gen. George B. More...

Welcome back

Former baseball All-Star returns to alma mater

HOUSTON A silver Porsche sedan pulls into the parking lot next to Reckling Park. More...

Searchers on horses can provide helping hand

WHITEWATER, Wis.   In the summer of 2006, Sandy Olds was preparing for her daughter’s wedding when an automated call alerted her that a 13-year-old autistic boy was missing near her Richmond home.  More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Confederate ironclad sunk; fighting near Richmond

A Union vessel sunk the Confederate ironclad Albemarle at its berth in Plymouth, N.C., 150 years ago this week in the Civil War.  The Confederate ironclad had menaced Union warships since it was commissioned in 1864, sinking the USS Southfield o More...

‘Drag’ cutters

Styles don’t change popular Austin barber shop

AUSTIN, Texas   On “the Drag,” businesses come and go.  A student’s favorite freshman hangout may be gone by the time they come back for a post-graduation visit.  So it’s a bit remarkable that Wooten Barber Shop More...

Voiceprints harvested by the millions

LONDON   Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.  Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect t More...

Banks harvesting callers’ voiceprints to combat fraud

LONDON   “This call may be monitored.”  You hear it every time you phone your bank about a lost credit card or an unexpected charge. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Sheridan’s Ride: Fighting at Cedar Creek, Va.

Confederate forces, though far outnumbered and ill-equipped, attacked sleeping and encamped Union soldiers on Oct. 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  More...

Italy fights mafia with new strategy:

banish sons

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press gained a rare look inside one of the ’ndrangheta’s most powerful families. More...

Fine-dining chef gets Redskins eating healthier

ASHBURN, Va.   Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul stopped by his locker before a recent practice to drop off a carry-out plate of baked chicken, black-eyed peas and rice. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Chief justice of Supreme Court in Dred Scott case dies

The fifth chief justice of the United States, Roger Brooke Taney, died this week 150 years ago during the final months of the Civil War.  More...