| Jun 13, 2013
Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
| May 30, 2013
Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011.
Sobocinski's memories are fond...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:58 PM
For all of those hoping that the interleague competition between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals would turn into an honest-to-goodness regional rivalry, there is good news to report as both teams prepare for the four-game home-and-home series...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Election season kicked into high gear last night as the country prepares to peacefully elect a new leader. While everyone is grading the first of three presidential debates from last night and how President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt......
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:25 AM
PEMBROKE, Va. — It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge.
The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreation Area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in southwestern Virginia....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:20 AM
In August 1909, with the support of Republican President William Howard Taft, the first permanent and constitutionally permitted federal corporate tax was imposed at a rate of 2 percent.
Taft explained to Congress his rationale for supporting a tax...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Aberdeen experienced the warmest March in more than 100 years, according to data from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen.
The average temperature was 43.8 degrees, the second warmest March since daily temperature records have been kept. The average...
| Feb 12, 2012
To get a modern-day perspective on the euphoria Arizonans felt on Feb. 14, 1912, when they were granted statehood, try to imagine the Cardinals winning the Super Bowl. Or the Diamondbacks winning the World Series. Or the Suns at long last nailing the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:40 PM
As we sweat through a steamy mid-August, it might be hard to believe the mercury plunged to a refreshing 67 degrees in Miami on Aug. 14, 1911 – when William Howard Taft was president.
While that’s not exactly arctic, 67 is about 10 degrees...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...