| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:12 AM
Paige Ormiston's winning streak on "Jeopardy!" ended at one.
Ormiston, a judge advocate for the Naval Air Force Atlantic in Norfolk, won $32,200 in the episode that aired on Tuesday. But on Wednesday, she came up short.
Ormiston played well, earning...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Michelle Hancock remembers her father sitting in the dark in the living room listening to Billy Joel's ode to the Vietnam war, "Goodnight Saigon," as the sound of the helicopter rotors thrashed through the speakers and filled the room. Steve Hancock would...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Here’s a look at several local-author books recently sent to the Daily Press newsroom:
“The Price of Liberty: Merlynn’s Pride” by Norfolk’s Charla Westa. Fiction. A young woman, raised in a loving home, turns to...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Some people think the use of Drones is a necessary evil, some think they are just plain evil. British National-turned-terrorist’s widow Margot Al-Harazi believes the latter, and has recently used her daughter Simone to acquire a doomsday device...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:16 AM
A soldier from Oceanside has died in Afghanistan in a "noncombat incident," the Department of Defense announced.
Chief Warrant Deric Michael Rasmussen, 33, died Sunday in Mazar-e Sharif. No details of the death were announced except that it is under...
| May 14, 2014
Two interest groups weren't even allowed to the table to discuss sharing Johnson Valley, a pristine desert landscape near Twentynine Palms prized by both off-road vehicle drivers and the Marine Corps for training. ("Marines, off-roaders compromise over...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 7:25 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chain-link fence at the windswept landscape — a broken runway, scrubby fields and green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets were once a regular...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The Sun has done an excellent job commemorating the 60th anniversary of the St. Louis Browns becoming the Baltimore Orioles ("The Orioles: Sixty Years in Baltimore," March 30).
It was a class act for the Orioles to invite former shortstop Billy Hunter...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The pine tree we planted has grown tall. The cones tumble down, full of sap. Hummingbirds nest in the branches. The mama birds dive bomb when I walk by. They want to attack me, divert me and protect their young.
Down the hill, dozens of hummingbirds live...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets...