| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| May 25, 2014
I have been an avid supporter of Barack Obama even before he declared his candidacy on that cold February morning in 2007, a day of hope and expectation. Now it is another cold day in America, when our hope has turned to dust. ("At least for now, Obama...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Elizabeth Kelly is in France, far from her Florida home, standing at the grave of a young Chicago lieutenant -- the grandfather she never met.
Forrest Kelly was just 29 when he died, leaving behind a wife and two young children, Kelly said. At the...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:37 AM
When President Theodore Roosevelt came to Hampton Roads on May 30, 1906, it wasn't the energetic commander-in-chief's first visit.
Nine years earlier he'd made the trip down from Washington, D.C. to witness a naval review as the Asst. Secretary of the...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The biggest stars of PBS' new fall lineup are named Franklin, Eleanor and Teddy .
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait," a seven-part, 14-hour documentary series from prolific filmmaker Ken Burns, will take a detailed look at the celebrated...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure.
Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
| 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 28, 2013
| 3:23 PM
MONTELLO, Wis. — When walking in the footsteps of greatness, it is of equal importance to follow where they lead and to discover where they began.
In celebration of the life of the fervent conservationist John Muir in the year of his 175th...
| Aug 15, 2013
Football periodically faces extinction, but never has the game been enveloped in a crisis as odd as the current one. Just when the game plays safer than at any time in its 144-year history, its critics threaten to make the game history. Sportswriter Frank...