| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama employed one of his lesser presidential powers Wednesday, pardoning two turkeys in what has become a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony.
For the second year in a row, the public was asked to vote on a National...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The holiday season is a time when many Americans try to let thoughts of politics recede in favor of good will toward their neighbors. (Or not: Sometimes we get stuck arguing politics with distant family members at the holiday meal.) Pundits and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:12 AM
On Nov. 26, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.
In the 17th century, Thanksgiving became an annual custom in New England, and the first national American...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Kerry Washington is everywhere.
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
| Nov 21, 2013
Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he’ll paint.
In a rare TV appearance,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Take a look at this month's top 5 fiction and non-fiction requests from readers at the Barnes and Noble store at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. Several are repeats from past months.
Top 5 Fiction
- "The First Phone Call from Heaven" by Mitch Albom...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
One in three overseas Filipinos lives in the United States and the U.S. government is leading the international relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan, but most Americans are tuned out of the disaster's aftermath, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Len Elmore couldn't remember whether Richard Nixon ever came to Cole Field House during his presidency, but the former Maryland basketball star recalled an executive order given to longtime coach Lefty Driesell.
"Nixon told Lefty that he couldn't play,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:40 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Roberto Nelson insists that he isn't losing focus. Oregon State's leading scorer says his concentration is solely on the men's basketball game the Beavers (1-1) will play on Sunday at Maryland (1-1).
But, as he prepared for the...