Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak‘s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after their camp withstood two days of street battles with regime supporters trying to dislodge them. Thousands including families with children flowed over bridges across the […]

All right, who towed my car? And where?

All right, who towed my car? And where?

As if being stranded in a blizzard for 12 hours on Lake Shore Drive isn’t bad enough, many of those hundreds of unlucky motorists haven’t found much help locating their abandoned cars. One woman relied not on the city, but a stranger she’d met during the ordeal who happened to know a tow truck driver. […]

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

As a supporter of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Cynthia Stroum was a superstar whose financial backing of the campaign landed her a plum diplomatic posting in Europe. As America’s ambassador to Luxembourg, the wealthy Seattle-based businesswoman was a disaster. According to an internal State Department report released Thursday, less than a week after she quit, […]

Winter strorm crushes much of America

Winter strorm crushes much of America

An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point. Wind chills were expected to dip to 30 below in parts of the nation’s midsection before the region awoke […]

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

To hear Senate Republicans tell it, the defeat of their attempt to repeal the Democrats’ health care overhaul was really a victory of sorts on the long the march to the 2012 congressional and presidential elections. The repeal effort sank Wednesday along party lines, 51-47 as expected. But in the process, Republicans forced Democrats on […]

Monster storm heads for midwest

Monster storm heads for midwest

The Midwest braced for a massive and potentially dangerous winter storm on Monday with forecasts of up to 2 feet of snow and strong winds that could make travel virtually impossible. The Rockies got an early blast from an ice storm that glazed the Denver metropolitan area on Monday, snarling traffic and forcing delays at […]

Bush’s daughter supports gay marriage

Bush’s daughter supports gay marriage

One of former President George W. Bush’s twin daughters says she supports gay marriage. The national gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has released a video featuring 29-year old Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush calls herself “a New Yorker for marriage equality” and says people should be able to marry the person they love. The former […]

Cairo flooded with protestors today

Cairo flooded with protestors today

More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. Protesters streamed into Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, among them people defying a government transportation […]

With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

The race for Chicago mayor entered its final weeks Friday with most major candidates back on the campaign trail, finding new ways to criticize front-runner Rahm Emanuel after the Illinois Supreme Court decided questions about his residency would not derail his campaign. Emanuel leads in the polls and has tons more money than his three […]