| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Historians on Thursday opened up a 113-year-old time capsule that had been hidden in a statue of a lion atop Boston's Old State House, and discovered a small red hardcover book tucked inside a copper box.
The book was not opened immediately due to its...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago.
The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh.
It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state.
The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
| 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 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation’s largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.