| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:05 PM
When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
| Jun 18, 2015
Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.
On this date:...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to...
| May 20, 2015
| 8:31 PM
"Most people can get a divorce without having the world hang on it," Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller once told a reporter.
But in 1963, divorce was still a scandal. And she and her husband were not "most people."
That year, she married Nelson...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:26 PM
HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
| May 15, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions—both past and present—are sometimes overlooked or obscured. These women have all contributed to the physical, spiritual, political and cultural growth of this community....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90.
Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:21 PM
NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82.
His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes.
This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In a partisan vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a major increase in funding — $1.5 billion — to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access.
Democrats and Republicans agreed on the need to expand broadband...