| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:27 AM
After the past few days, America needs something to be mad at and quick. Luckily the NRA and Instagram have stepped in to help our rage cravings. The NRA has been unusually silent throughout aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its Twitter...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The9/11 Memorial and Museum is facing more funding questions as the governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the federal government to step in and contribute more to the management of the site.
The two governers have sent a letter to...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Members of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's family have been openly critical of the design for a planned memorial to the 34th president in Washington. This week, the family called for a completely new direction for the project in a letter written by the...
| Aug 22, 2011
New Wyoming museum recalls internment of Japanese-Americans...
| Dec 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Day: Age is catching up with the survivors of Pearl Harbor. As their ranks continue to dwindle, some survivors fear that the nation may let down its guard or forget their sacrifices. On this 70th anniversary, the nation promised survivors...
| Dec 24, 2012
President Barack Obama was Time's Person of the Year. And CNN viewers, in an online poll, have picked him the most intriguing person of the year, the cable channel revealed Monday morning. The runners-up, from No. 2 to 10, were schoolgirl/activist...
| Dec 20, 2012
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: The body of longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington; French officials inspect caves in the foothills of the Pyrenees amid fears of ritual suicide linked to Friday's...
| Dec 21, 2012
The National Rifle Association suffered a public-relations fiasco Friday. In light of the Newtown tragedy, the group had said it was “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” But Wayne LaPierre of...
| Aug 11, 2010
Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges.
Stevens was the longest-serving...