| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Editor's note: As part of the coverage of the 2013 legislative session, the American News will provide, on most days, a list of 10 pieces of information helpful to understanding what is — and sometimes isn’t — happening at the state...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Some thoughts from the cheap seats about the Pope’s abdication:
The former Cardinal Ratzinger accepted the heavy mantle of the Papacy with great reluctance. He reportedly prayed not to be chosen for the role, convinced he was inadequate for...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Jules Witcover's commentary ("Don't count Biden out in 2016," Jan. 29) contrasts the vice president's potency with former vice presidents who had little influence or significance in American history. Indeed, when Lyndon Johnson was broached by John...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Straddling the divide between the chaos in Syria and the calm of the Galilee in northern Israel is a pastoral plateau known as the Golan Heights. Famous for its world-class vineyards, wandering cattle, and lush nature trails, the Golan has served as the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:56 PM
B.L. “Bill” Saylor Jr., 89, of Lily entered into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Aberdeen.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Lily Historical Church in Lily. Burial...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Lily: B.L. “Bill” Saylor Jr., 89, of Lily entered into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his daughter's home in Aberdeen.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Lily Historical Church in Lily. Burial will be held at...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE – Protesters gathered Friday afternoon near the Sunnylands estate, hours before President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to arrive for an informal summit.
The Falun Gong spiritual movement, which has been banned...
| Jun 6, 2013
Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The powerful chord struck by most patriotic American songs isn’t necessarily the music. It’s the sentiment.
Songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner” or “Battle Hymn of the Republic” can lift spirits during hard times,...
| May 28, 2013
"I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don't condone that kind of second-rate burglary."
Ronald Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary's response to media inquiries about whether the White House had anything to do...
| May 28, 2013
Two El Centro Boy Scouts reached the rank of Eagle Scout on May 18, culminating more than six years of public service and personal growth.
With less than 2 percent of Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Jacob Rose and Edward DuBois have joined...