| Jan 9, 2009
| 11:53 AM
By Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
As war in Iraq loomed over the last many months, archeologists, art historians and others expressed grave concerns about the fate of countless historic monuments, ancient sites and museum collections in the...
| Jan 18, 2009
The cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
| Sep 28, 2009
Despite a midday deluge, book lovers turned out in record numbers for the ninth annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The gray morning couldn't dissuade 130,000 people from attending readings and signings on the National Mall...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 11:21 AM
When I boarded the plane to Washington, D.C., for Barack Obamas inauguration, I had no idea what to expect. Id followed every beat of the election, discussed the campaigns, reported from the conventions for Nickelodeons Kids Pick the President, watched...
| Mar 21, 2009
Glenn Sundby, who learned to perform handstands and other acrobatic moves on Santa Monica's Muscle Beach in the 1930s and went on to co-found USA Gymnastics and establish the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87.
| Mar 20, 1999
CORDOVA, Alaska -- A year after the Exxon Valdez ground onto a reef in the middle of a frigid March night in 1989, unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S history, a striking thing happened.
Amid oil-blinded sea otters and beached whales and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:03 AM
On Dec. 5, 1884, workers completed construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Though land had been set aside in Washington for a monument to the nation’s first president since 1791, no one actually did anything about it until...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Highs in the mid-60s with drizzly, cloudy skies are forecast Thursday in the Baltimore area.
Overnight lows were forecast in the 40s to around 50 degrees, with light rain possible into the early morning. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:36 AM
What’s a monument lighting without fish tacos or Polish sausage?
On Thursday night, crowds arriving early for the annual lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument will have plenty of food vendors to keep them company while they wait for...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:09 AM
For most of us, playing with lasers and special effects is the stuff of a science fiction movie. That's not the case for 25-year-old Nisha Ramnath, Image Engineering's director of visual design.
The Ohio native graduated from MICA with a degree in...