| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:43 AM
CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?
This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience.
Among the contenders:...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said it would ban commercial trade of elephant ivory by prohibiting its import, export and resale within the United States, with a few exceptions.
The steps are part of a broad effort announced Tuesday by...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:11 AM
When the United States government needed a voice that could speak with eloquence and authority “on behalf of the American people” to honor the life of revered South African human rights champion Nelson Mandela, it is no surprise the call...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:06 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Athlete Oscar Pistorius used expanding bullets that mushroom on impact and cause maximum tissue damage when he shot his girlfriend to death, a pathologist testified Monday in a South African court.
One of those bullets...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...