| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action.
Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour.
This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
| May 3, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Miguel Herrera will be either a hero or a goat this summer. There is no other possible outcome for the coach of Mexico's national soccer team in a World Cup year.
If the team does well in Brazil, he won't have to pay for a meal for the rest of his life....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:32 PM
An 18-year-old student who died in last week's fiery bus crash in Orland, Calif., spent his last moments helping other passengers to safety, officials at his Inglewood charter high school said Monday.
Ismael Jimenez, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Ten years after Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire, it’s still not certain who shot the NFL player-turned-Army-corporal in Afghanistan. But one of the three Army Rangers who opened fire says he can’t shake the fact that he might be at fault....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
This year, Hospice of the Chesapeake is celebrating 35 years of bringing care, compassion and dignity to thousands of patients and families who are facing one of life's most challenging experiences, the journey at life's end. This milestone would not be...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:52 PM
No doubt, the situation was “alarming,” as the school superintendent described it, and deeply upsetting to the students who witnessed it.
A well-regarded wrestling coach and science teacher at Santa Monica High School got into an altercation...
| Apr 6, 2014
Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban.
After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
| Apr 11, 2014
Browsing the Internet, I read the headlines: Arizona passes law criminalizing every undocumented immigrant within its state boundaries. For years now, I have been punctually following the attempts to reform the immigration system. From the birth of the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For the past month, Andy North and the crew of the “Planetary Defense Force” (PDF) have been holding shows at The Public House Theater. Delightfully combining elements of sketch comedy, LARPing and dodgeball, the PDF takes the audience –...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile.
Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...