| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Ed Rietscha of Hampton and Jessica Armstrong of Newport News ran to overall victories in the Sentara New Year’s Day 5K in Hampton.
Rietscha, 36, completed the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course around Coliseum Central in 17 minutes, 56 seconds Thursday....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:22 PM
When DNA evidence exonerated Andrew "A.J." Johnson of rape after 24 years in prison, he got his picture in the paper and his freedom.
What he did not get was help starting over from the state that had imprisoned him.
He emerged from behind bars in...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The guy on the other end of the phone was whining, and obviously envious.
He told he me was sick of all the football bowl games this time of year.
I responded by saying I was going to the Boca Bowl.
"The Boca Bowl. Northern Illinois...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Approaching the 150th anniversary of one of the worst massacres against Native Americans in U.S. history, officials at Northwestern University are considering how to atone for its co-founder's role while also improving its relationship with Native...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
| Nov 11, 2014
Years ago Emmaus made postseason trips to Tulpehocken High School on the way to state championships.
Said Green Hornets coach Sue Butz-Stavin, "That was back during the [playing on] grass days."
Times have progressed. Tulpehocken now...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory.
| Aug 11, 2014
On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide.
Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he...