| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Before the now-notorious partial government shutdown took hold, the Pentagon awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to Central Florida defense contractors, according to Defense Department records.
Overall, figures indicate the military...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Volunteers in the city of Bethel are making sure the people who defended the territory of Alaska (before it became a state) after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941 are remembered.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars along with the city of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:37 PM
This week, a deeply troubled Navy reservist got himself killed during a murderous shootout in Washington, D.C. Last year, suicides caused more deaths in the U.S. military than active combat around the world. Something must be terribly wrong.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:56 AM
GIGLIO, Italy -- Twenty months after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship slowly emerged from the sea Monday as a painstaking $800-million salvage effort got underway.
With 56 giant pulleys starting to...
| Sep 8, 2013
The advocates of war against Syria have taken Theodore Roosevelt's advice and turned it upside down. They believe that in confronting Bashar Assad, the United States should speak loudly and carry a tiny stick.
Some liberals like nothing better than...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Salvatore J. Russo, a retired Bethlehem Steel timekeeper and World War II veteran, died of diabetic complications Sunday at Emeritus Senior Living in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 94.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Florence and Antonio...
| Sep 1, 2013
WASHINGTON — Fifty years later.
They came from as near as Baltimore, and as far as Tokyo. They came despite swampy heat and intermittent rain. They came braving heat exhaustion to stand in endless lines before the Secret Service checkpoints. They...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The News-Press ran a front-page article detailing the sad events of sister cityhood rejection (“Japanese sister city weighs an end to ties,” Aug. 24).
Higashiosaka, Japan is considering ending its 53-year relationship with Glendale. An...
| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:56 AM
LEXINGTON — By action of the Kentucky General Assembly, a section of U.S. 127 in Mercer County will be designated the “Bataan Corregidor Memorial Highway.” The designated portion of roadway is the U.S. 127 Bypass through Mercer County....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Isabel H. Klots, an artist and widow of noted portrait painter Trafford P. Klots whose medieval home in Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, served as a venue for several generations of artists who came there to paint and study, died Thursday from...