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  • Correction: Oil Train Derailment-Illinois story

    In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 10, 1985, Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union's leader for 13 months, died at age 73; he was succeeded by...
  • 4-day event to mark sesquicentennial of Richmond's fall

    A four-day commemoration in Richmond will mark the 150th anniversary of the fall of the Confederacy's capital. The commemoration is set for April 1-4. It will include programs, tours of the city's historic areas, and an evening projection of images on...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
  • Robert E. Lee embraces Virginia at the expense of the country he loved in 'The Man Who Would Not Be Washington'

    "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision that Changed American History" by Jonathan Horn; Scribner (384 pages, $28) Secession was treason, Robert E. Lee wrote to his oldest son in January 1861, shortly before...
  • Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton

    Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton
    A remarkable collection of rare books valued at $300 million has been donated to Princeton, the university announced Tuesday. The collection is the largest gift ever received by the university. The gift was made by William H. Scheide, a philanthropist...
  • Hospital offers heart-healthy events

    To recognize American Heart Month Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares is hosting a series of heart healthy events throughout February. Dr. Sule Salami, a cardiologist, will speak about "Diabetes and Heart Disease" at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Dr. Miguel...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

     'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover's childhood, and you'll find it in the new book, "Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America's Presidents" (Quirk). Its author is David...
  • Arts events show students lessons of the Civil War

     Arts events show students lessons of the Civil War
    A century and a half after the end of the Civil War, Jeff Revels wondered how to make America's bloodiest conflict relevant to today's students. Then, the artistic director of child-focused Orlando Repertory Theatre  found the answer in current headlines....
  • Waukegan Air Show, Scoop the Loop rev up for bigger 2015

    Waukegan Air Show, Scoop the Loop rev up for bigger 2015
    Forecasts for summer 2015 were issued this month by organizers of both the Wings Over Waukegan Air Show, which is being eyed for expansion to a two-day event for the first time in its history, and the event historically known as Scoop the Loop, which will...
  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...