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  • Hundreds gather for Kwanzaa celebration

    Hundreds gather for Kwanzaa celebration
    Micha Broadnax has never formally celebrated Kwanzaa, but on Saturday she came to Baltimore in search of the holiday. "It's something I've wanted to do," said Broadnax, a graduate student from Boston in Maryland visiting family for winter break, and...
  • Utah uranium mine is more of a bad memory than a historic site for many

    Utah uranium mine is more of a bad memory than a historic site for many
    Tom Zoellner was camping a few years back in the rocky and isolated wilds of southeastern Utah when he came across some strange holes in the earth. "They were weird excavations on the mesa not caused by erosion or weather," said Zoellner, an author...
  • Temple students unearth story of former slaves who once live in Jersey village

    Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo. "There was also a little gun and a wagon...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Colonial Williamsburg exhibit marks 300 years at Bruton Parish Church

     Colonial Williamsburg exhibit marks 300 years at Bruton Parish Church
    When builders started to put the finishing touches on Bruton Parish Church in late 1714, Duke of Gloucester Street was little more than a meandering horse path that dipped out of sight while crossing the deepest of early Williamsburg's many ravines. But...
  • Preview: Kentucky at Louisville

    Given their recent history, Kentucky or Louisville can be assured of a deep run in the NCAA Tournament with a regular-season win over its bitter rival. Two of college basketball's eight undefeated teams face off for the 48th time Saturday when the fourth-...
  • Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'

    Museum of the San Fernando Valley could herald 'cultural renaissance'
    The room is dim and ominous: Faded soldiers' uniforms and a frayed American flag flown over Iwo Jima in the mid-1940s hang on a wall above a binder listing nearly all the San Fernando Valley residents who died in World War II. Around the corner, it is...
  • Stanton might be done for the season

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Arizona Cardinals - INSIDE SLANT Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton may be lost for the rest of the season after the team reportedly discovered an infection this week that required arthroscopic surgery....
  • DuSable Museum celebrates first day of Kwanzaa festival

    DuSable Museum celebrates first day of Kwanzaa festival
    Sisters Jordyn Sims and Monique Partee are hoping to start a new tradition — to mark the seven days of Kwanzaa by spending time with family and reflecting on the principles the holiday represents. The sisters joined their grandparents Friday at...
  • Winter Park church ready to host gay weddings

    Winter Park church ready to host gay weddings
    Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to block a federal court ruling that overturns Florida’s ban on gay marriage, both sides of the debate have been looking ahead to Jan. 6, when the court order goes into effect. One of them is Shawn S....
  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens': The galaxy’s main event

     
    Chris Taylor headed to San Francisco's AMC Metreon 15 on Black Friday for a 10 a.m. screening of “Fury,” but […]...