"All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price."
"Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."
"If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."
"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time."
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:38:00 -0400
In a bizarre twist, the city's own Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel won after leading racers followed an errant motorcycle. In the process, Faniel became the first local to win the marathon in 22 years.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:51:00 -0400
Myeshia Johnson spoke out for the first time Monday about the death of her husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, in Niger and the White House response.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400
Bill Browder lobbied Congress for passage of the 2012 law that targets Russian officials close to Vladimir Putin who are thought to be responsible for the prison death of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:54:00 -0400
One day after a Dubai court ordered Scottish tourist Jamie Harron to spend three months in jail over touching a man as he passed him in a bar, Dubai's ruler has ordered Harron freed.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:07:34 -0400
Also: A Vietnam vet and medic who saved dozens of lives will receive the Medal of Honor; Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) seeks a CEO for Puerto Rico disaster recovery; and David Letterman wins the Twain Prize.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:15:00 -0400
The Los Angeles Times reports that 38 women have leveled accusations against the Hollywood director who also wrote the 1991 film Bugsy, starring Warren Beatty. Toback has denied the allegations.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400
One effort, centered on President Trump's voter fraud commission, is mired in controversy. But efforts to improve communication between the feds and election officials are showing progress.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400
The president once again got sidetracked and mired in a controversy of his own creation for a week. He has a chance to move on this week to more pressing things of substance, but can he?
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0400
A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0400
Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. Critics say this makes snack foods seem healthy. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:53:00 -0400
Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:51:00 -0400
Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:53:00 -0400
In an interview on C-SPAN, the Arizona senator criticized "high income" Americans who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:16:00 -0400
Trumka, who's been president since 2009, ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. The AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention is being held in St. Louis.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:03:00 -0400
The late-night host who reigned for 33 years before his retirement in 2015, received the award in a star-studded Kennedy Center event.
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