June 8, 2013 |
Linda Davidson The Washington Post Mark and Jackie Barden hug their 11-year-old daughter, Natalie, before she goes to school in Newtown, Conn., in May. T hey had promised to try everything, so Mark Barden went down into the basement to begin another project in memory of Daniel. The families of Sandy Hook Elementary were collaborating on a Mother's Day card, which would be produced by a marketing firm and mailed to hundreds of politicians across the country. "A difference-maker," the...
April 19, 2013 |
Do you have refinance envy? Come on, you can admit it. You've been at an event or to church or having lunch with co-workers and someone brags about the interest rate she just got when refinancing her mortgage. You stay silent, grieving that you can't take advantage of the low interest rates for mortgages. You grumble when you read news stories like this one from The Associated Press on April 18: "Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell closer this week to their historic lows, making homeownership more affordable...
March 8, 2009 |
The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. In the first pew of spectators sat his wife, looking stricken, absently twisting her wedding band. The room was a sepulcher. Witnesses spoke softly of events so painful that many lost their composure. When a hospital emergency room nurse described how the defendant...
April 19, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA — Less than an hour before the 8 p.m. tipoff, Philadelphia 76ers employees are scurrying around the Wells Fargo Center, hoping this Saturday night unfolds as planned. It's late March, and the team is handing out Allen Iverson bobblehead dolls. Iverson himself is scheduled to attend, a rare public appearance for the 37-year-old former NBA superstar. He'll be introduced during a pregame ceremony and then watch the game from Sixers chief executive Adam Aron's suite.
June 6, 2013 |
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and...
March 27, 2013 |
T-Mobile is taking a new approach to wireless billing by charging separately for devices and data and doing away with the traditional two-year contract. In a major media event Tuesday, T-Mobile chief executive John Legere said that the new T-Mobile plans could save consumers a whole lot of money compared to other carrier plans. But how does that claim match up? It can be a little difficult to do an apples-to-apples comparison — features such as hotspot capabilities or unlimited talk and text differ from...