| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center.
Despite its pioneering...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEWPORT NEWS – A Civil War trail is being restored at Endview Plantation this summer. Currently the trail is overgrown with invasive Japanese stiltgrass and pawpaws. But by next spring it will resemble the wildlife that Peninsula Campaign soldiers...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When Union sailors steamed into Hampton Roads with the captured CSS Florida in mid-November 1864, many of their countrymen on the East Coast embraced news of the unexpected trophy as if they had been delivered.
For two years, the fast, well-armed...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Nearly six years into the presidency of Barack Obama, it remains impossible to concisely explain the administration's foreign policy. The most recent manifestation —described last week by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as, "Don't do...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Millions of children know the story of Pocahontas. They know that, thanks to the help of the Powhatan tribe, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas survived when others had failed. As Virginians, we know Indian tribes have played an...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:41 PM
In his address to the nation almost two weeks ago, President Obama promised to use force against the armies of Islamic State "wherever they are," and he specifically mentioned Syria. But Monday night's airstrikes in that country came sooner and with...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing more than 40 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria for which Islamist militants are blamed....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hussein Shehab knew things were going badly when he spotted the Iraqi police pickup trucks. They were flying the black flag of Islamic State fighters, who were driving the vehicles straight toward him and his fellow Iraqi security force soldiers.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:38 PM
BURBANK — Halfway through the third quarter, the shots stopped falling.
Whether they were layups, three-pointers, looks from around the free-throw line or mid-range jumpers, it didn’t matter, the Providence High girls’ basketball...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Germany's first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was "a special providence for drunkards, fools and the United States of America."
Apparently, late 19th century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when...