| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Actors in colonial garb may be a common sight at Colonial Williamsburg, but on Monday the landscape had a more dramatic flair as the Revolutionary City hosted filming for the television series "Turn." Preparing for its second season, the show follows a...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:17 AM
In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Huntington Ingalls Industries received additional funds Wednesday for the refueling and modernization of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a project once on the Navy's endangered list.
The company announced it had been awarded a $224 million...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 10:47 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.
While not a formal entry into the race, opening the political action...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:34 AM
Today, you meet the nice native yaupon holly and not-so-nice nandina – both red-berried beauties this time of the year.
You also meet the beneficial Henry's Elfin butterfly.
Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Instead of simply reading about the American Revolution, fifth-grade students at Top of the World Elementary School got the opportunity Monday to act out what they have learned.
Students in teacher Brian Kull's class came dressed in clothes reflective...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Larry Hogan's drive to become governor of Maryland received an infusion of Republican star power Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Bethesda to campaign for him.
Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:31 PM
President Obama's first sit-down TV interview since the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case touched off protests around the country will air tonight on BET.
Obama's interview with BET reporter Jeff Johnson is set to air in part at 5 p.m. ET...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad.
| Dec 27, 2014
| 9:49 AM
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk.
With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...