| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Back in 1859, when one of Maryland's most prized paintings was first hung in the State House, workers took out a fireplace in the Senate chambers to install the mammoth piece.
There it hung for decades, its bulky, gilded frame at eye level with state...
| 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 8, 2014
| 5:06 PM
State lawmakers in New Jersey investigating last year's scheme to snarl traffic leading to the George Washington Bridge say they've yet to turn up evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew anything about it.
After 11 months of work, the investigative...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Editor's note: Each year at this time we choose to run our traditional column of thanks.
There is something very American about gratitude.
We aren't known for our humility. We are inclined to boast about who we are and what we've got. But we also are...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:01 PM
A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss.
It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other ways...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Stephen Colbert is on the downhill slide for his time with "The Colbert Report." There are just eight more shows to go until his Dec. 18 sign-off, and even the Grim Reaper made an appearance Thursday night to remind him that his conservative persona was...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
As the "Provision State," it...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:16 PM
A city resident will be among the 40 founding members of the Civil Air Patrol who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this week — the highest honor Congress bestows on civilians.
After Wednesday's ceremony in Washington, D.C., the name of...
| Dec 27, 2014
Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common.
Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 1:37 PM
As former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice tries to rehabilitate an image sullied by domestic violence — a crucial step in restarting his NFL career — branding experts and sports analysts say he faces a straightforward, yet imposing task:...