For many, Charles Manson cult killings ended era of love

Obit Charles Manson

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who died of natural causes Sunday at age 83 after nearly...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2017. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1917, nine members of the Milwaukee police department and two civilians were killed when a bomb exploded inside a police station. (The suspicious-looking...


Capitals pass NHL's Thanksgiving standings test, but they know the race is tight

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Thanksgiving holds significance around the NHL, a sort of litmus test for how the upcoming postseason might look. Just three teams who were in a playoff position a year ago fell out by the end of the season, holding true to a trend: Since the league expanded to 30...


Workers in food service, retail at higher risk of sexual harassment, research says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The casting couch. The holiday party. The black car. The setting for sexual harassment in the news and popular culture lately is Hollywood or Silicon Valley or Capitol Hill - but researchers say women who work in restaurants and clothing stores tend to encounter more...


Re-watching Joe Biden's disastrous Anita Hill hearing: A sexual harassment inquisition

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sen. Joe Biden, then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, lost control of the biggest moment yet in his political career - the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings - moments after Anita Hill finished describing what the Supreme Court nominee said about his...


Search continues for Argentina submarine

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Argentina is continuing its search for a submarine that has been missing for nine days as relatives of the missing sailors fear the worst. In the clearest sign of what may have happened to the ARA San Juan, which vanished a week ago off the coast of Patagonia,...


What happened to the missing Argentine submarine? An unusual signal may provide clues.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. As search teams were continuing to search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine, a Vienna-based organization announced Thursday that its scientists had detected an “unusual signal” underwater in the proximity of the area where it had gone missing days earlier. The...


Shoes, bags, even dentures lost at Burning Man await owners

Burning Man Lost and Found

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera during the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert — even though it meant giving up their coveted shady seat for a musical performance. The friends...


Read it and weep: Students still aren't embracing nonfiction, despite campaign

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. I have ideas on what books are good for kids as holiday gifts, but first some sad news. U.S. schools have been trying for years to encourage more reading of nonfiction, a movement heartily endorsed by us underappreciated nonfiction writers. But it’s not working. The...


Latest: Giveaways brought people to the mall

Holiday Shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 11:20 a.m. At malls operated by CBL Properties, giveaway bags with store gift cards for the first 300 people in the doors at 6 a.m. were gone in 10 minutes, says CEO Stephen Lebovitz, about the same as last year. The busiest stores were...


After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

APTOPIX Holiday Shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people...

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