Virginia is best site for FBI, politics aside

I write with concern regarding the March 31 editorial “A home for the FBI,” which presented the General Services Administration’s selection process for the relocation of the FBI as a Maryland-vs.-Virginia decision: The GSA, in partnership with the FBI, created a fair...

‘John Wayne: The Life and Legend’ by Scott Eyman

He was born Marion Morrison in Iowa in 1907, but his parents moved him and his younger brother to Southern California seven years later in a vain search for prosperity. It was a bitterly divided household where money was scarce, with an affectionate but feckless father and a...
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‘The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance’ by Steven Kotler

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of March 31, 2014. PHOTOS: Best news photos from the week of March 24, 2014 Kotler focuses on extreme sports for good reason. These athletes face a constant choice, “flow or die,” and his book contains some compelling...

‘A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune’ by Mike Magner

Between 1957 and 1987, the Stasiaks and hundreds of thousands of other Marine families probably consumed horrifically contaminated water at Lejeune, a fact confirmed by reluctant federal researchers who were shamed into investigating this tragedy by a small group of determined...

Yardley: ‘American Romantic’ by Ward Just

“The war fit no known precedent or pattern in American history with the possible exception of the Revolutionary War. It was sui generis and unspeakably tedious unless you were engaged with it day by day. When you were there, the war was your entire life, as seductive as the sun...

‘Congo: The Epic History of a People’ by David Van Reybrouck

The madness of greed and violence that engulfed Leopold’s Congo Free State was immortalized by Joseph Conrad in his novel “Heart of Darkness,” which he began writing in 1898 after working as a riverboat captain on the Congo River, collecting ivory from Leopold’s...

Book review: ‘Long Mile Home,’ on the Boston bombing, by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell

There is Heather Abbott, who lost her lower left leg in the bombing. David King, a trauma surgeon who ran the race and almost immediately began performing emergency surgery on blast victims. Krystle Campbell, who was killed by the first explosion. Police officer Shana Cottone,...

Blanchard River stops short of flood stage at Findlay

The rain-swollen Blanchard River did not reach flood stage at Findlay when it crested Friday afternoon at 10.3 feet, National Weather Service measurements show. After 1.5 inches of rain fell on the region Thursday, the weather service had predicted the river level at Findlay...

CORRECTION: Federal judge to force Ohio to accept out-of-state gay marriages

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said today that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his...

‘Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind’ by Biz Stone

Stone was one of the three or four founders of Twitter (the number is debated), never quite the driving force but more of a Ringo Starr figure, tying it all together. As with Ringo, Stone’s most important characteristic appears to have been his good-naturedness. He was...