Scan any waiting room, and you’ll probably get a good survey of the tops of people’s heads, with row after row of folks hunched over their smartphones. But heads up: That common sight may change as tech companies bet that users are so attached to their screens, they’ll start to wear them.
The retirement prospects of Americans are slipping for the first time in generations, according to a report released Thursday, adding a new voice to those warning that future retirees face the risk of downward mobility when they leave the workforce.
WASHINGTON - Slogging through a drizzly Rose Garden news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Obama took a break to ask for some rain protection.
My lovely, 23-year-old daughter is a romantic and wants to marry the young man she is dating.My daughter lives alone, pays her bills, and is learning how to be a responsible adult. Her boyfriend lives with his parents (who fully promote this relationship) and has an entry-level job, so has n…
MOSCOW - All that low-tech equipment that Russian security officers displayed for the TV cameras after detaining Ryan Fogle, American diplomat and alleged spy, made it look as though he stepped right out of the annals of 1980s Cold War espionage.
WASHINGTON - An investigation of the Justice Department's witness-protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.
"Cloud Atlas" (R, 172 minutes, Warner): At its simplest, "Cloud Atlas" tells the interlocking stories of several characters over a 500-year span. How these disparate players intersect becomes the labyrinthine game, in which each story line gets its own distinctive look and tone. Those visual…
'He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ... cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."
Billie Sol Estes, a colorful and unapologetic Texas wheeler-dealer who boasted of his political connections even as he went to prison two times for fraud, died Tuesday at his home in DeCordova, Texas. He was 88.
Sputtering adjectives - outrageous, appalling, intolerable - can scarcely do justice to the fiasco involving the Internal Revenue Service's reported targeting of conservative groups.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt - the benighted Mainstream Media.
WASHINGTON - In a sweeping and unusual move, the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists working for The Associated Press as part of a yearlong investigation into the disclosure of classified information about a failed al-Qaida plot last year.
Remember the scandal of "the 16 words"? If not, the quick version is this: A former ambassador named Joseph C. Wilson IV charged in 2003 that President George W. Bush had included in his State of the Union address a (16-word) allegation about Iraq that his top aides knew to be false - that S…
BEIRUT - Turkey said on Sunday that it would step up its efforts to persuade the international community to do more to end the war in Syria, after investigators said they had found evidence that the regime in Damascus was behind the car bombing in a Turkish border town that killed 46 people.
How do I start trusting my wife again? Three years ago, I caught her (52) having an affair with a 29-year-old aide who came to our house to help with our autistic son.
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is a gooey confection of seasonal sentiment. It also is an economic manifesto that Dickens hoped would hit with "twenty thousand times the force" of a political tract. It concerned a 19th-century debate that is pertinent to today's argument about immigration.
CHICAGO - Is it just me or is Tony Stark on a health kick?
I have a longtime friend who I once considered a “best friend.” We connect at the heart, and have relied on each other a lot over the years.Several years back, she went through a tough professional transition and completely cut me off. Ultimately we worked it out, and all was well for a few …
Generals say the darndest things. Especially when it comes to issues of gender and sexual assault.
"Jack Reacher" (PG-13, 131 minutes, Paramount): Presumably taking a long, self-indulgent glance at his What Would Clint Do? bracelet, Tom Cruise takes on the iconic role of surly vigilante in "Jack Reacher," resulting in a mismatch of wincingly epic proportions. This movie is designed primar…
WASHINGTON - Cellphone use is a factor in far more fatal crashes than anyone realized, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he underwent weight-loss surgery three months ago to improve his long-term health after trying unsuccessfully over many years to lose weight.
When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted to keeping assets in the Cayman Islands, money managers for the wealthy were not surprised.
WASHINGTON - At least two Republican senators have signaled that they may reconsider their opposition to expanded national background checks for gun purchases, aides said Monday, suggesting that the push for stricter gun laws could return as a top issue in Washington in the coming weeks.
WASHINGTON - As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a secon…
Sometimes I think I’d like someone to rescue me from my life — someone to make it so I don’t have to work anymore, and I just sit back and not think about anything serious or responsible.
"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity, and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."
President Obama had the opportunity this week to make an irresponsible Congress face the consequences of its own dumb actions. For reasons I cannot fathom, he took a pass.
PECHORY, Russia - Russia has 600,000 "orphans," but 70 percent to 90 percent of them have living birth parents.
MEXICO CITY - For generations, Mexico has been widely seen in the United States as a Third World neighbor, a source of cheap labor, illegal immigration and drugs.
Who says lenders need to charge you a cash down payment when you take out a mortgage in this era of hyper-strict underwriting?
My husband and I are newlyweds. He had a long-term relationship with a woman who turned out to be married. When they first started dating, she lied to him about her marital status. He eventually found out but, by that point, had developed strong feelings for her and did not end their relatio…
To be a good president requires the combined skills of chess master and middle-school teacher.
"Silver Linings Playbook" (R, 117 minutes, Starz/Anchor Bay): This fractured fairy tale of mental illness, family drama, ragged romance and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fandom has landed in the superbly capable hands of director David O. Russell. As the movie opens, Pat Solitano (Bradley Coo…
More than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried, the Census Bureau said Wednesday in a report that shows sharp discrepancies in single mothers related to income, education and race.