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  • In quest of a wartime leader

    WASHINGTON -- Sixty-three years ago, the country turned to a military hero, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, to extract it from the Korean War. Now, with bogged-down wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria, the circumstance might suggest the time is ripe for...
  • Williamsburg Distillery to start gin, rum and bourbon production

    Williamsburg Distillery to start gin, rum and bourbon production
    JAMES CITY — A colonial-themed craft distillery — where costumed characters would greet visitors — plans to begin production of gin, rum and bourbon whisky this summer. Williamsburg Distillery could have Jamestown Gin and Yorktown Rum...
  • In Ohio, distilleries producing economic benefits along with spirits

    DAYTON, Ohio Three years ago, Ohio Department of Commerce officials predicted that an easing of restrictions would trigger growth in the emerging craft-distillery industry, which would in turn create jobs, generate tax revenues and open new markets for...
  • The plot to make a nation

    In American Creation (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007, 283 pages), Joseph J. Ellis described crucial stages in the formation of the United States, from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitutional Convention to the development of political parties. The...
  • Transfer Rule That Has Helped UConn Stirs Debate

    It has become one of the most polarizing issues in college football and basketball, to some a form of "free agency" that is robbing schools of the players they develop, to others a chance to do what a college student is supposed to do — earn a...
  • Christie calls for new government surveillance powers

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a vigorous defense of post-Sept. 11 surveillance tactics on Monday, backing existing programs and calling for an expansion of intelligence-gathering capabilities even as Congress seeks ways to rein in the programs....
  • UK author wins $50K book prize on early American history

    An English author has won a $50,000 prize for a book detailing the tensions in Great Britain that helped prompt the American Revolution. Nick Bunker, author of An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, received the George Washington...
  • Christie calls for new government surveillance powers

    Christie calls for new government surveillance powers
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a vigorous defense of post-Sept. 11 surveillance tactics on Monday, backing existing programs and calling for an expansion of intelligence-gathering capabilities even as Congress seeks ways to rein in the programs....
  • New shopping center under construction in York

    The promise of new rooftops and growing traffic counts may be driving new retail development in lower York County. Yorktown-based Fjord Construction Inc. is overseeing ongoing construction of Boulevard Crossing – a new 12,600-square-foot...
  • Latest on Amtrak crash: Feds not sure if windshield was hit

    5:10 p.m. Federal investigators say they aren't sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. An FBI spokesman says agents performed forensic work on the locomotive Monday, days after...
  • Deliberate approach is hallmark of bridge case prosecutor

    The U.S. attorney prosecuting allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is known as a fierce litigator whose lengthy experience as a defense attorney exerts a balancing effect on his decisions as a prosecutor....