| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:02 PM
A seven-member military panel has found a Naval Academy midshipman guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a female midshipman.
Twenty-year-old Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond of Jackson, Miss., was found not guilty of sodomy late Wednesday at a...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:34 PM
A former Naval Academy midshipman was sentenced to six months in military prison and dismissed from the Navy on Thursday after he was convicted of raping a female classmate.
Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond, 20, was found guilty of raping the female...
| Oct 15, 2011
Two things prompted me to write this particular column, sharing memories of the early 1960s. One was seeing Caroline Kennedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman" talking about her new book based on the interviews her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, gave...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
With almost every regulatory hurdle cleared, planners believe they are about two weeks away from sinking a 563-foot former Navy destroyer off the coast of Maryland to create the largest artificial reef on the Eastern Seaboard.
The Arthur W. Radford,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 PM
When Lt. Col. Henry Beatty looked out over the earthworks at Craney Island on the morning of June 22, 1813, the vision of imperial might that stretched before his eyes could hardly have been more daunting.
Tall-masted British warships filled the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
I've been thinking a lot about gun tubes over the past few weeks while completing the stories for my current series on the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads.
Though far smaller in size and armed with far fewer guns, the 15 American gunboats that attacked HMS...
| Jun 19, 2013
Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine.
Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:08 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there.
Instead of promoting happy hours and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Sioux Falls: The funeral service for Eugene Adolph Otto, 86, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 214 Seventh Ave. S.W., in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Hyle Anderson...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Sioux Falls: The funeral service for Eugene Adolph Otto, 86, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 214 Seventh Ave. S.W., in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Hyle Anderson presiding....
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Steven Weiss is about to blow the culinary minds of White House military chefs.
"This is made out of carrots," he said, cupping in his hand what actually looked like small beads of caviar.
He'll be doing such magic tricks in the kitchen when he...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When the USS Monitor left Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Dec. 29, 1862, the southwest wind was light, the skies clear and the seas smooth.
Nobody imagined that just 36 hours later the famous ship hailed as the savior of the Union after its historic...