| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
The U.S. has pledged to get rid of all stockpiles of land mines except those to defend South Korea, the State Department said Tuesday.
The decision to exclude the Korean peninsula follows a commitment the U.S. made in June that it would not make, keep...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:40 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - With the opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games just one week away, South Korea's government issued a stern reminder to its citizens on Friday that they are banned from carrying the North Korean flag.
Seoul's Unification Ministry...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
John C. "Bud" Morrisey Jr. of Orlando served in World War II and the Korean War, but he didn't really talk about his experiences for decades.
"It was just something he went through," his wife, Margaret, said. "Not even his family knew until, goodness, I...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
In the Sept. 19 Room for Debate, conservative commentator Cal Thomas decried the lack of patriotism in contemporary America. He praised a series of booklets initiated in 1923 and liked a platitude-filled quote by Daniel Webster.
Talk is cheap. I think...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:38 PM
John Mack Carter, who led some of the nation's most popular women's magazines through the height of the women's rights movement, died Friday at his home in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 86 and had Parkinson's disease.
The Hearst Corp. announced his death....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:43 PM
My son called me last evening. He asked me, "Mom, you were very young during the Second World War. How would you rate what is going on today with what went on in the early 1940's, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the lowest?"
I answered, "A 15!"
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity.
The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:17 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of over 250 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials will take a rare flight south of the inter-Korean border to participate in the 17th Asian Games this month, hoping to raise the reclusive country's profile on the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:51 PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - Asian Games organizers (IAGOC) confirmed on Thursday they had taken down the flags of participating countries near one of the venues outside host city Incheon amid concerns that North Korean flags could be damaged by conservative...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Like any proud papa awaiting the big day, Raymond Villar couldn't contain his smile. He stood, marveling at his handiwork.
"My baby's growing," he said.
He wasn't admiring his expectant partner's baby bump. His attention was on a recently planted...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Holly W. Bennett Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. construction coordinator who had a second career playing Santa Claus, died Monday at his grandson's Halethorpe home of complications from dementia. He was 84.
The son of Holly W. Bennett Sr....