| Oct 21, 2012
| 3:50 PM
In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith.
After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 10:11 PM
Some traditional Mohawks are treating the naming of the nation’s first Native American saint with skepticism and fear that the Roman Catholic Church is using it to shore up its image and marginalize traditional spiritual practices.
They see the...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:55 PM
It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons — including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat...
| Aug 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show.
Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:22 PM
In case you haven't heard, it's the 150th anniversary of the Civil War — at least the parts right here in Washington County.
In the next couple of weeks, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg re-enactments of local battles will commemorate American history as...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 2:19 PM
There are so many of vaccines and immunizations out there from measles, mumps and smallpox it can be difficult for a parent to know what their child needs and when.
The KU school of medicine hosted a lecture about when you should immunize your child. ...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This month, leaders from around the globe announced a road map for ending preventable child deaths within a generation. Essentially, the ambitious plan aims to assure that every child has the same opportunity for a fifth birthday and a future beyond...
| Jul 8, 2012
DENVER — As Chris Lindley drove to work that morning in August 2008, a call set his heart pounding.
The Democratic National Convention was being held in Denver, and Barack Obama was to accept his party's presidential nomination before a crowd of...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:32 PM
For the first time in history, slightly more than half of newborn Americans are people of color. It is projected that by 2050, the majority of Americans will be from minority populations. This demographic shift has serious implications on a myriad of...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:54 PM
While Clara Barton’s care of the wounded and dying during the Civil War is the stuff of legend, it took the hands of just about every area woman and girl over the age of 13 to tend to the thousands of patients from the Sept. 17, 1862, Battle of...