John F. Kennedy had his flaws and made mistakes during his presidency. But he perfectly embodied a bygone era of boundless American optimism.
New research shows that kids around the world, on average, need an extra 90 seconds to run a mile than did kids in 1975. Increased body weight and a lack of exercise are factors.
George W. Bush, in a rare late-night talk show appearance, looked relaxed. He says he's not worried about the judgment of history. If they're still writing about the first president, 'the 43rd guy doesn’t need to worry about it,' he said.
Abortion foes around the country have been developing a strategy of bringing the battle over abortion to the local level, but the rejected ordinance in Albuquerque was the first attempt to pass restrictions at the municipal level.
In the immediate aftermath of the JFK assassination, many assumed Kennedy would be buried in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, President Obama and others will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.