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South Carolina capitol's Confederate flag is campaign issue

COLUMBIA - Gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen called for removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse, but a spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley labeled it a desperate move from a candidate who has run out of things to say.

'The Language of Food': Deciphering what food words really mean

Menus do an excellent job of telling diners what the kitchen is willing and able to prepare for them. But the words used to describe food - whether on a menu or a restaurant review website - also reveal the origins of recipes, cultural attitudes toward eating and the way taste is influenced by...



Fix the Secret Service

Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the wake of an appalling breakdown in presidential security. But much more than a job could have been lost on Sept. 19 when an intruder armed with a knife got deep into the White House before being stopped and taken into custody.

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