July 1 through July 3, 2013 marks 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the now immortal Gettysburg Address just four months after this brutal battle. Short and sweet, his words stand the test of time.
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A sudden windstorm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 firefighters, nearly all of them members of an elite crew of “hotshots,” authorities said Monday.
This historic summertime cocktail has elusive origins, but ultimately leads us all the way back to Jamaica in the late 1800s. A mix of rum and fresh fruit juices make this cocktail a perfect drink for warm, summer afternoons.
Southern, Cajun and low country cooking can bring many delicious flavors to the table. Patrick Tolbert, Louisiana native, shares his take on Red Beans and Rice, simmered together from his family recipe and the famous Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans.
Rob Hawks, beer buff and ale expert reviews a red rye ale, perfect for lovers of full-flavored brews.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scribbled anti-American messages, a federal indictment charged Thursday.
The Senate advanced historic immigration legislation across the last procedural test Thursday and prepared to vote later in the day to pass the measure offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions.
In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Sometimes the idea of wearing white clothes can be daunting. Just consider the myriad of questions: Can anyone wear white? How do I keep my whites white? The list goes on.
As America celebrates its Independence Day, here’s a look at other past July 4th events.
Do you know how many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan.
The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term’s highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel.
A look at notable SCOTUS cases that have shaped our lives today
A look back at notable First Amendment decisions through the years, dating back to 1919.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s condition in a Pretoria hospital remained critical for a second straight day Monday, said South Africa’s president who described the stricken anti-apartheid hero as being “asleep” when he visited Mandela the previous evening.