| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago.
Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama doesn't know much about history.
In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
David Letterman seemed to be considering his post-retirement plans out loud when he interviewed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Wednesday's "Late Show."
Burns was promoting his upcoming seven-part, 14-hour PBS documentary "The Roosevelts."...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rolex watch that belonged to Dwight D. Eisenhower and a cane used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be among hundreds of U.S. presidential artifacts to be auctioned off in Boston next month, an organizer said on Wednesday.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ST. CLOUD — More than 2,000 silver coins found in a recently demolished St. Cloud home will now help fund local charities, a city spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The recent discovery of the coins was disclosed Friday and has garnered nationwide...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Disillusionment with Washington has rarely run higher. Congress is unable to act even in areas where there is widespread agreement that measures are necessary, such as immigration, infrastructure spending and business tax reform.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When members of Congress bugged out of the Capitol last week for their annual August recess, they left hanging the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Unless Congress votes to reauthorize it, the bank is scheduled to go out of business after Sept. 30....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Most of my life, my work attire included a hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs and steel-toe boots. I lived the life of the blue-collar worker. That image of a union worker is long gone. In 1952, 80 percent of union members were blue-collar workers. By...
| Aug 8, 2014
For U.S. presidents, controversy comes with the office. And the controversy doesn't end when they leave office — it can remain red-hot when their libraries try to tackle the difficult issues of their presidencies.
Questions about how to assess...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:07 AM
"The Roosevelts," Ken Burns' latest documentary, debuts Sept. 14 on PBS.
But you can get a preview of the "intimate history" of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. A screening will be presented Sept. 10 at the Orlando Museum of Art.