| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Check out any well-stocked bar these days, and you’ll see apple pie and cherry flavored moonshine right next to the melon vodka and Japanese scotch.
How moonshine, once the illegal hooch of the Appalachian South, became a legal part of cocktail...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer.
While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — As Gov. Chris Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016.
Christie has traveled to 21...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:55 AM
A Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press," will become a Sunday morning topic this weekend.
David Gregory is leaving NBC after two decades and being replaced on "Meet the Press" by Chuck Todd on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell fills in this weekend. CNN and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, took her first-ever tour of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday.
Mikulski said she misses the shipyards in her home state that have closed down, so she was happy to renew...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive.
On Thursday, Peggy Loar, the Corcoran’s interim director and president, terminated an instructor who opposes the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The Navy has awarded a $49.6 million contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to begin work on defueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
The contract is a necessary first step toward the anticipated...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...