| Mar 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When the crowds began pushing through the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding early on the morning on March 24, 1898, they had plenty of reason to feel proud and excited.
After a dozen years and tens of millions of dollars in investment, the fledgling...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to scale back the president's authority to establish national monuments, seeking changes to a century-old law that critics say has put wide swaths of the West off-limits to activities such...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Yale-Harvard Regatta is two years shy of its 150th anniversary and, as such, is the oldest collegiate sports event in the United States. Yale-Harvard football is old, too, but the regatta predates that by 23 years.
The first race came about...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As even the most casual student of American history knows, Theodore Roosevelt was a larger-than-life figure. Besides being our 26th president, he was an outdoorsman, an explorer, a historian and a war hero.
T.R.'s adventures on the campaign trail, the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- To hear some American hawks talk about President Obama's reaction to the Russian move into Crimea, you'd think he's grabbed Neville Chamberlain's umbrella of appeasement and rushed off to Munich.
But Obama's response to Russian President...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The single most significant sports figure in Connecticut history — despite a recent run by Geno Auriemma and his Huskies — is Walter Camp of New Haven and Yale University, known accurately for more than a century as the "father of American...
| Apr 27, 2014
ROME, MAINE — When I pulled off I-95 near Augusta, Maine, I needed gas and caffeine. But something else was even more pressing. The cover of E.B. White's book "One Man's Meat" that I had torn off and affixed to my passenger seat was falling off....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president.
That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
| Nov 10, 2013
With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
| Nov 3, 2013
One hundred years after its opening, the Los Angeles Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow over the rough and tumble of California water policy. The arrival of water from the Owens Valley made the modern city possible. But it also reshaped Los...