| May 17, 2014
There are two ghosts in "Family of Flagmakers," an exhibit at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about the lives of the women who made the flag immortalized in verse by Francis Scott Key.
"Family of Flagmakers" is described as the first exhibit ever to...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Who’s winning the “Game of Thrones”?
At this point, there’s really only one correct answer: Lord Petyr Baelish, that oft-overlooked advisor to kings, better known as “Littlefinger.”
He’s sparked a great war...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War.
"Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct."
A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 25, 2014
Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies.
In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.)
I learned the story just a week ago from a...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...