| Apr 9, 2013
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Brady Daniels Kautsch, 17 of Bel Air, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award, on Dec. 13, 2012 and was formally recognized in a ceremonial Court of Honor on March 17, at the Church of St....
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A government watchdog agency said Newport News Shipbuilding's inability to get critical valves in a timely fashion has driven up the cost of its next-generation aircraft carrier.
The price increases associated with the Gerald R. Ford aren't new and...
| Mar 15, 2013
Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism.
Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Editor's note: As part of the coverage of the 2013 legislative session, the American News will provide, on most days, a list of 10 pieces of information helpful to understanding what is — and sometimes isn’t — happening at the state...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Some thoughts from the cheap seats about the Pope’s abdication:
The former Cardinal Ratzinger accepted the heavy mantle of the Papacy with great reluctance. He reportedly prayed not to be chosen for the role, convinced he was inadequate for...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Straddling the divide between the chaos in Syria and the calm of the Galilee in northern Israel is a pastoral plateau known as the Golan Heights. Famous for its world-class vineyards, wandering cattle, and lush nature trails, the Golan has served as the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Jules Witcover's commentary ("Don't count Biden out in 2016," Jan. 29) contrasts the vice president's potency with former vice presidents who had little influence or significance in American history. Indeed, when Lyndon Johnson was broached by John...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:19 PM
After a week full of finishing touches that included 90 gallons of gray paint and the installation of a new lighting system, the shipyard is ready to place its redesigned island on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford.
Newport News Shipbuilding, the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Lily: B.L. Bill Saylor Jr., 89, of Lily entered into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his daughter's home in Aberdeen.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Lily Historical Church in Lily. Burial will be held at...