| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Putnam High School technology teacher Jerry Mailhot brought 12 students to a manufacturing expo at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov 7. They joined more than 200 other students from 11 area high schools to see firsthand the products and career...
| Nov 12, 2014
BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change.
As part of the arrangement,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict.
In an interview with Germany's ARD...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:44 PM
If someone had told you last fall that Russia would soon invade a neighboring country, annex part of it and occupy another chunk, you might have been skeptical.
You certainly would not have believed that, in the face of this shattering of the accepted...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A move by more than 100 nations to send North Korea's leadership to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity advanced Tuesday when the United Nations General Assembly human rights committee voted by a large margin to...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:27 PM
At a gathering of more than 65 people at a Filipino restaurant in Virginia Beach, GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie explained how he would fight to repeal sequestration, work with the president on trade agreements and save jobs by not raising the minimum...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Oak Park voters in the upcoming election will be asked to weigh in on an international trade agreement, but whether the nonbinding referendum proposal passes is a secondary concern to the man who led the effort to get it on the ballot.
"Whether or not...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:24 AM
After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction.
The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The European Union just wrapped up a free trade deal with Canada that is widely seen as the road map for a larger deal between the EU and U.S.
Now is the time for a clarion call on trade. President Barack Obama? Hello?
After setting trade talks in...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:25 PM
North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, the White House said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.
North Korea has...