| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:27 AM
When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree.
Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:12 AM
As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans.
Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times.
American soldiers were...
| 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:...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:17 PM
President Obama has been repeatedly accused of delay. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria's rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:59 AM
No foreigner was more beloved by the citizens of the early United States than the Marquis de Lafayette, the young French nobleman who won their hearts with his bravery and sacrifice during the Revolution, then stoked that affection still more with his...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The Sunday morning guest list:
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The program also features former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra and Michael Leiter, former director, U.S....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, Halloween isn't for weenies anymore. Spooks have gotten spookier, scares have gotten scarier, and goblins have gotten ghastlier.
In recent years, Busch Gardens has ratcheted up the fright-o-meter on its popular Howl-O-...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Since no one knows what William Allen would have posted on Facebook and nearly everyone has used the F-word, the Allentown School Board has given its blessing to name a football field after Andre Reed.
School directors voted 6-1 at a special meeting...